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Tufts - The small clusters of hairs at the tips of some cats' ears and also between the toes. More common in long-haired cats.
Undershot Jaw - This is when the lower jaw protrudes further than the upper jaw, and the front teeth do not meet.


Tufts: Hair on the tips of the ears and or between the cats toes.
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Tufts on the tips of the ears are permitted only in the long-haired type.Eyes are medium or large, almond-shaped, located far enough, giving an "open look". Placed at a slight angle to the base of the ears. There is no relationship between the eye color and the coat color.

TUFTS - Cluster of hair growing close together.
TYPE - Conformation, the general form, structure.
UNDERCOAT - The wooly or down hairs under the longer guard hairs.

Pulling out tufts of hair
Miliary dermatitis (crusty papules)
Eosinophilic plaques (look similar to hot spots in dogs)
Linear granulomas (long, thin, red lesions)
Hair loss
'Twitchy' skin
Mutilated skin ...

Ear furnishings: Tufts of hair that grow in and around the ears. .
Ear mites: Tiny insects that feed on the lining of the ear canal.
Ebony: Black.

The ear tips, tufts, facial markings, toe tufts, heels, top and tip of tail are the same colour as the ticking. It is preferable for there to be darker shading along the spine and top of the tail. The chest, belly, under tail and inside of the legs are the colour of the base hair.

Ears: Large, tall, wide at base, tapering to appear pointed, with lynx-like tipping and inner tufts extending beyond the outer edge of the ears. They are set high on the head, the distance between them being equal to the width of an ear at its base.

level slightly rounded in profile Chin well-developed wide chin Nose a gentle dip from the forehead to the broad, medium long straight nose, without a definite stop Ears Shape medium sized, wide at the base, slightly pricked forward rounded at the tips, and open at base with lynx-like tufts and long ...

Three or more generations removed from their wild ancestors, Desert Lynx cats are bred to resemble their wild cousins as closely as possible, with ear tufts, ruff, coat pattern and size very much like the wild bobcat.

I think he might be half because he has the length and weight, and the tufts of fur on his feet as well as very big feet and a long bushy tail. He does not have tufts on his ears tho and he is 1.5 years old (vet- teeth estimate). He is the most loving and talkative cat I have ever seen.

The longhaired variety of this breed, possesses a heavier ruff and the ear tufts that is characteristic of the bobcat, while the shorthair has a very vivid and beautiful spotted coat.

The longhaired variety has toe tufts.The Head is broad modified wedge, with slightly curved contours, slightly longer than wide and carried on a medium-length neck that may appear short due to musculature.

In the winter, the hair is thick and long, with a full ruff at the chest and even full tufts of fur between its toes. In the summer, the hair sheds to leave a short light coat. Both coat lengths are typified as being as soft as cashmere, down to the root.

Like wild bobcats, many Pixiebobs have lynx-like tufts of hair on the tips of their ears. The hair on their face grows distinctively downward, giving them the appearance of having “muttonchop' sideburns.

The hips are substantial, almost as wide as chest, and hind legs longer than fore legs with large round feet which may have toe tufts. The head is a broad wedge without flat planes, size proportionate to body.

A Smoke is a cat of contrasts, the undercolour being as white as possible with the hair tips shading to defined colours, the dark points being most defined on the back, head, legs, paws and tail and the light points on the frill, flanks and the ear tufts. Kitten coats undergo many changes.

The hair on the ears is short and close lying, but the ears may have ear tufts. The inner ears are a delicate, almost transparent shell pink. The eyes are large, alert, and almond shaped, with a slight slant toward the ears. The skull openings around the eyes are neither round nor oriental.

The Maine Coon's shaggy, weatherproof coat, full plume tail and ear tufts provide protection from harsh winters. The coat comes in three types - down, fawn and guard. The thick ruff around the neck and bushy tail shield serve to insulate the body and keep it warm.

With their beautiful fluffy fur, large tufts of hair in the ears and delicate luxurious tail that resembles a fox, Somali cats are at the same time wild-looking, brisk and sportsmanlike. However, like its relatives the Abyssinian cats, Somali cats are very mild-mannered, quiet and very sociable.

The tail is fluffy and full; their feet have tufts between the toes. Their large, almond shaped eyes range in color from intense green to rich copper. The Somali has an agouti, or ticked, coat with four to twenty bands of color on each hair.

The Maine Coon is a breed of cat easily distinguished by their size, long hair and ear tufts. They are large cats with the males being larger than the females. Maine Coons are found in all color variations and have long been recognized for their beauty, according to Cat Fancier's Association (CFA).

Black or dark brown.
Pad tufts black, white or pewter.
Faults
Tearing eyes
Snub nose
Deep defined nose stop
Incomplete lip- or nose liner
Pink on paw pads
Uneven jaws (undershot or overshot) ...

Coat Type, Color & Grooming: The coat is well designed to withstand the harshest of winters, but by spring it sheds its dense, woolly undercoat, leaving only the magnificently plumed tail and the tufts of its ears and feet to remind you that this is indeed a longhaired cat.

Designed exclusively by Mother Nature, the ears of the unique Curl cat can be likened to those of a Lynx with long tufts fanning outward accentuating the swept back look of the Curl Cat, while complementing the Curl's overall stylish elegance, and dynamic presence.

The coat should be long, flowing, and silky, and the fur should stand away from the body. The ruff should be very full about the neck and continue down in a frill between the legs. The ear tufts should be long and curved and the toe tufts long and full.

A fluffy, full tail and tufts between the toes compliment its gorgeous appearance. Adding to this is a ticked or agouti coat with four to twenty bands of color on each hair. The ticked coat creates an aura, which is harmonized by a blending solid color on its underside.

Even if their hair is not terribly long, the undercoat makes the fur stand out from the body, making the cat appear large. Many longhairs sport impressive neck ruffs and longer facial hair that gives the head a broader appearance. Lynx-like ear tufts sometimes decorate the ears, ...

The head is a modified wedge shape and is longer than it is wide. The ears curl out and back, exposing hairy tufts. They feel somewhat less flexible than other cat ears. The nose is straight, chin strong and have large, walnut shaped eyes and prominent whisker pads.

In summer, the only really long fur that remains is on the tail and the tufts in the ears and between the toes. The coat of the Norwegian Forest Cat is so dense that you need a generous amount of shampoo to make sure that the lather gets through the water-repellent guard hairs.

They frame the cat's face and give him an elfin expression. Some Devons have tufts of hair on the ears that resemble earmuffs.
The eyes of the Devon Rex can be any color, including blue, usually seen in colorpoints, and aqua, usually seen in mink-colored cats.

Feel for matting together of tufts of hair or blood at the puncture site. Do not dismiss small holes as insignificant. Apply gentle pressure at the site and judge the cat's reaction for pain. Repeat this test the next day. Increasing soreness is a cause for concern.

The American Curl ears have been compared to those of a Lynx with long tufts accentuating the swept back look complimenting the Curl's overall sophistication, stylish elegance, and alluring beauty. Care should be taken when handling the ears to avoid breaking the cartilage.

Medium-length, soft and silky coat, usually 1 to 3 inches long
Shorter fur across the shoulders
Tail is fluffy and full
The feet have tufts between the toes
Large, almond-shaped eyes range in color from intense green to rich copper
Recognized in four colors: ruddy, red, blue and fawn ...

The head is triangular with a wide and straight nose. Necks tend to be muscular and the chin is on the heavy side. The ears of the Forest Cat are fairly high on the head, long, pointed and proud with long tufts.

These unique ears start out straight, but after just a few days begin to curl back in a lynx-like fashion with feathery tufts sticking out. Another cat breed with unique ears is the Scottish Fold, but its ears fold to the front rather than curving backwards.

The ears are medium to large in size, wide base, rounded tips ear tufts allowable. The nose is broad & short, square muzzle, prominent whisker pads, solid color nose leather, brown, black, pink. The legs are medium in length although hindlegs longer than forelegs.

Frances Simpson was an early champion of Persians and devoted considerable space in her 1903 book "The Book Of The Cat" to Persians "distinguished by unusually long coats, round heads, tiny ears, and wonderful toe tufts" (she also included the Maine Cat in her book as we shall see later on).

gorgeous blue-eyed colorpoints, calicos, tabbies, bi colors, solids in either shorthair, found mostly on the west coast, and longhair (as the original American Curl) on the east coast. Longhairs are very silky to the touch and a medium body length coat, with plumed tails and fanned out ear tufts.

This is the opinion of Alice Moon-Fanelli, both veterinarian and assistant professor at the Cummings Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Tufts University, mentioning the fact that whiskers can help cats get into certain circumstances, ...

Prominent ears set upright and are wide at the base, tapering to slightly rounded points, which ideally are topped with longer hair tufts, giving the Chausie a wild lynx look.

Tufts Hair growing from the ears or between the toes. Whip A long, thin tapering tail. Seen in the Siamese, for example. Updated on July 20, 2000.
Sources: A Standard Guide to Cat Breeds, Richard H. Gebhardt, ed., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1979, pp. 32-33.
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See also: See also: Coat, Breeder, Blue, Shorthair, Breeding

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