knew, almost at once, that we, breeders, have the
challenge to preserve and develop that ethereal wildness,
an unforgettable way in which Pixie Bob cats glance,
move, look and carry themselves."
- The Online Magazine of pixiebobs - November
American Bobcat also
known as bay lynx
believe that we, breeders, have the challenge to preserve
and develop that ethereal wildness, an unforgettable
way in which Pixie Bob cats glance, move, look and
pixiebobs are MASSIVE spotted CATS with BIG BONES,
a super intelligence, an unforgettable wild look and
a dog like personality!
have the wild appearance of the bobcat, but they also
possess loyalty and courage.
Cattery is a very small cattery...Although
my cats may look wild, no captive bobcats are used
in my breding program.. I have been looking
for the healthiest cats, the wildest look, the biggest
bones, and the sweetest and most intelligent temperament
for our breeders.
couldn’t ask for more charming, loving companions.
I am having about one litter per year
I have the honnor to have been mentored for 6 years
by the breed founder, Carol Ann Brewer. I have learnt
a lot... and I now remember it all to improve the
look of the pixiebobs I am breeding, here in Europe.
export my kittens in the entire world, including,
of course, the United States.
Les Vosges - Alsace © bluesky6867
coastal red bobcat weighs 12 to 24 lbs and is one
of the smallest bobcats. It corresponds to one of
the twelve bobcat sub-species. Of the many subspecies,
only one looks like the standard that was written
for the breed. It is the Coastal Red Bobcat that the
pixiebob's standard is written after.
Young North American Bay Lynx
term Coastal Red Bobcat was taken from an article
that Carol Ann Brewer, Founder of the breed, read,
writen by a Fish and Games Biologist. It is a pet
name for the Nothwestern Bobcat, Bay Lynx or Lynx
Rufus Faciatus... So, it is the look of the
Bay Lynx that we, at FarWest pixiebobs are seeking,
and none of the traits of any other wild cats.
The pixiebob's look is
NOT the look of a jungle cat, an asian leopard
or of a lynx
with rings and black at the end
ears, terminated by a short lock of
black hairs. Back of the ears: black
with a white spot in the middle.
of the caracteristics of the bobcat
that distinguishthe Bay Lynx from
the other lynx: a ringed tail
(wheras the lynx has only the end
of the tail black), the ears are smaller
rounded with a lock of black hairs
a lot smaller than those of the lynx,
and a white spot that reminds us of
a looking eye (that the lynx does
not have) A
bobcat has shorter ear tufts, shorter
legs, bare foot pads and longer tail
than the lynx. (Source: société
de la faune et des parcs du Québec
2002, with our thanks for its authorisation
to use this document)
learn more about the differences between
Red Coastal Bobcat or Bay Lynx, a
jungle cat and an asian leopard,
American Bobcat Closeup © Dennis Donohue