Manx cats were originally found on the Isle of Man, just off Great Britain's coast. They share a common ancestor with other cats such as the British Shorthair. The tailless feature of manx cats are by far their most striking characteristic (although tailed manx cats do exist). Due to the manx cat's isolation on the Isle of Man for a long time, the spontaneous genetic mutation that led to kittens having no tail gradually became the norm.
The earliest manx cats found were more 'gangly' than the