Cat Tail, Feet and Paws

The Tail
The tail of the cat is a mechanism of equilibrium, besides being an organ used for corporal language, and also protects the cat from the cold when sleeping.

It can be slim and long as a whip, as that of the Siamese, amazingly stocked, as that of the Maine coon. The tails of the Manx and of the Japanese bobtail are inexistent of just a vestige, although surprisingly, in spite of how much the other cats uses its tail for climbing, the absence of it doesn’t suppose any inconvenient for these races.

As for the curves of the tail, the feline associations consider them as a defect in all the races. The Siamese are specially inclined.

There exists many curious explications about how this defect appeared in this race, but the genetic base for its real origin is not very clear.

Feet and Paws
The feline associations require that the color of the soles be the same as that of the nose, being it black or of another color.

The feet is the polidactilia, the presence of six or seven fingers, normally on the front paws cause by an osseous deformation. The polydactyly doesn’t affect the cats’ movements, but the division of the paw difficults or disables the necessary movements for climbing.

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