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I/. the origins of the pixiebob
Part 2: THE BAY LYNX

bobcat
photo: © Erni

The bay lynx, those short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears valued for their fur, live in a relatively varied habitat, frequenting the woods but also the swamps, the rocky hills and fields. In winter, they prefer places where the accumulation of snow is not too abundant.

bobcat
photo: © Erni

It is cat-like in appearance , with a short tail and sharp, erect ears. The tufts on the ears of the bobcat are much smaller than those of the lynx. Likewise, the tail of the lynx has a black tip with solid gray on the remainder of the tail, while the bobcat's tail is spotted on the end and has alternate rings of dark and light hairs over the entire length . In general, the lynx is solid gray in color, while the bobcat is more mottled with black and rufous coloration . Their stuffy tails and bobbing motion identify them in the wild, as do their gray and yellow markings. The coat tends to be spotted on the flanks and striped on the face and legs . Their weight varies from 12 to 40 pounds . Color: Thick reddish brown to brownish gray fur with small dark spots.

bobcatbobcat
photo: © Erni

The question of the hybrid genetic character of the pixiebob. Since the legend mentions the mating between a bobcat and the domestic cat, there is the question of the genetic character of the pixiebob. Do they have in their genes a trace of their bobcat ancestors? Blood tests on the pixiebob do not bring any proof of a hybrid character.

The bay lynx, those short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears valued for their fur, live in a relatively varied habitat, frequenting the woods but also the swamps, the rocky hills and fields. In winter, they prefer places where the accumulation of snow is not too abundant.

It is cat-like in appearance , with a short tail and sharp, erect ears. The tufts on the ears of the bobcat are much smaller than those of the lynx. Likewise, the tail of the lynx has a black tip with solid gray on the remainder of the tail, while the bobcat's tail is spotted on the end and has alternate rings of dark and light hairs over the entire length . In general, the lynx is solid gray in color, while the bobcat is more mottled with black and rufous coloration . Their stuffy tails and bobbing motion identify them in the wild, as do their gray and yellow markings. The coat tends to be spotted on the flanks and striped on the face and legs . Their weight varies from 12 to 40 pounds . Color: Thick reddish brown to brownish gray fur with small dark spots.

The question of the hybrid genetic character of the pixiebob. Since the legend mentions the mating between a bobcat and the domestic cat, there is the question of the genetic character of the pixiebob. Do they have in their genes a trace of their bobcat ancestors? Blood tests on the pixiebob do not bring any proof of a hybrid character.

last updated: 12/08/2013

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