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Farwest Pixiebobs: cats who think they are cowboys TM
ABOUT US
I/. THE ORIGINS
OF THE PIXIEBOB
- 2: THE BAY LYNX
- 3: CAROL ANN BREWER
- 4: PIXIE'S STORY
- 5: FONDATIONS
- 6: THE INCREDIBLE BOBCAT HYBRID
II/. THE PIXIEBOB'S
STANDARD
- 1: DESCRIPTION
- 2: POINTS
- 3: ILLUSTRATIONS
- 4: TEMPERAMENT
III/. LOCALISATION
- 1: in EUROPE
- 2: in the WORLD
IV/. FARWEST
PIXIEBOBS
- 1: PROGRAM 
- 4: PAST KITTENS
- 5: OWNER FEEDBACK
- 6: PRESS & TV
V/. SO you want
a PIXIEBOB !
- 1: KITTENS FOR SALE
- 2: THE DOG OPTION
VI/. YOU & YOUR
PIXIEBOB
- 1: SELECTING THE BEST
- 2: NUTRITION
- 3: HEALTH
- 4: GROOMING
- 5: TRAVEL
- 6: PLAY-TIME
- 7: SHOW-TIME
VII/. MEDIA RESOURCES CENTER
- 2/ GLOSSARY
- 3/ MEET THE PIXIEBOB
VIII/. EVERYTHING ELSE
- LINKS

I/. the origins of the pixiebob
Part 1: THE LEGEND


North American Bobcat also known as also known as bay lynx- film © Jens Klingebiel

The origins of the Pixie-Bob are clouded in mystery and Legend.
The legendary pixiebob comes from the Northwestern United States, where the bobcat also known as bay lynx lives in the mountains... A legend says that the bay lynx mated with the cats of isolated farms who gave birth to kittens that had the characteristics of this dual heritage: the look of the bobcat and the character of the domestic cat. This has been happening for several centuries since the arrival of the first domestic cats brought by European emigrants.


"On the North American Continent, in every geographical area where the Bobcat may be found, kittens are born in barns each Spring, resulting from wild/domestic matings...This is the legendary ancestry of the Pixie-Bob. It was in 1985, within the shadow of the Cascade Mountains, near the shores of Puget Sound, that a small Coastal Red Bobcat was seen fighting with a short-tailed polydactlyl barn cat. The owners ran to save their cat from possible harm, and later reaped a harvest of kittens born through suspicious circumstances. A male polydactyl kitten was purchased by Carol Ann Brewer, who was immediately intrigued with the kitten's appearance and behavior. She knew that she possessed a kitten with the blood of another world and so began a search for information to help her understand if such an unusual cat would have any special needs. What Carol Ann discovered was that there was, indeed, documentation by others who also believed that they had a cat with wild heritage. According to what she read, it seemed that what had occurred there, in the Pacific Northwest, was not that unusual." wrote Carol Ann Brewer on her website - photo © S.Olly The Legend

last updated: 01/27/2012

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