Munchkin Kittens For Sale
Munchkin Kittens For Sale . Munchkins are a short-legged breed of cat. However, the natural spontaneous mutation of the breed causing the short legs, like those of a Daschund, is the only real difference between them and any other domesticated house cat. The Munchkin’s other physical features, such as spine, head and body are the same size as most long-legged breeds of house cat.
The first reports of short-legged cats appeared during the 1930’s but these cats were not seen again until the early 1980’s when a woman in Louisiana discovered two dwarfed cats, one of whom was pregnant with a litter containing some dwarfed cats. Munchkin cats cannot be bred with each other as the dwarfism gene they are predisposed to can be lethal. A Munchkin-to-long-legged cross will yield a litter where around fifty-percent of the kittens will be short-legged.
WEIGHT: 6 to 9 pounds
LENGTH: About a foot and half long, although its legs are about 3 inches shorter than other cats
COAT: Shorthaired with a medium-length plush coat or longhaired with a semi-long silky coat
COAT COLOR: Any color combination or pattern
EYE COLOR: All colors, including blue, brown, copper, green, and yellow
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 15 years
When you see the Munchkin moving at high speed, cornering around your dining room table, you immediately drop any preconception that this is a slow or laid-back cat. Instead, he’s an energetic extrovert, ready and willing to play with kids, other cats, and friendly dogs. And don’t think his short legs preclude him from jumping on your furniture. He might not go as high as other cats, at least not in one leap, but he gets there eventually.
Munchkin Kittens For Adoption
Munchkins owe their short legs to a naturally occurring gene, not human selective breeding. The gene responsible for the breed’s short legs has been likened to the same one that gives dachshunds and Welsh corgis their diminutive stature. However, since the spine of a cat is physically different from that of a dog, munchkins do not suffer the spinal problems that are sometimes associated with those canine breeds.