We are a small cattery nestled on the side of a mountain in Southern Appalachia raising the rare Cosmic Bobtail cats since 2004, a branch of the American Bobtail breed. (see additional information below)
Cosmic Bobtail Cats is situated on a 45 acre farm in the heart of the Smokey Mountains. Our bobtails are members of our family, spoiled and loved from the day they are born. They are used to being around dogs, people and other household activity. We do have a closed cattery policy to insure against bringing in random infections. Also our cattery is our private residence and not a place of business. We are happy to send you pictures, videos or skype so you can see your prospective kitten before bringing it home.
Our particular family of cats have been selected for outward appearance, intelligence and personality for generations. They are indeed a rare branch of the American Bobtail breed. We only have a few litters a year so we can give them all the attention a kitten deserves before it's forever family takes it home.
A phone consultation is required to purchase any of these special kittens.
The American Bobtail is a great family pet who attaches itself to the whole family, not just one person. The breed gets along with children as well as other pets, including the family dog. They want to be with the family rather than being alone. They have a subtle personality which is affectionate and loving rather than demanding or in your face. Most are moderately active without being either a "couch potato" or a "perpetual motion" machine. They can easily be taught to "walk" on a leash and play fetch.
The American Bobtail comes in any color and pattern. This means that they can be any pattern in black, brown, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, red, and cream, with or without white. This wonderful variety of colors and patterns comes in two (2) hair lengths: short and medium-long. The short hair is plush and reminds people of a rabbit pelt.
The American Bobtail is an escape artist of Houdini-like proportions and they have been known to escape anything from locked cages to closed rooms. (I'm convinced they have the ability to teleport, for years I've referred to them as the teleporters.)
About Tennessee Bobtails
A bobtail breed in development is the Tennessee Bobtail....Scattered throughout the Southern USA are a variety of bobtailed cats. The more common type is the Manx-type with tails ranging from rumpy to full and bodies ranging from the cobbier high-rumped Manx-type to a more svelte build as a result of random breeding. Some have ear tufts. The less common type is the Oriental (Japanese) Bobtail type. ...They are long, tall cats with more Oriental features and conformation and level backs in spite of their long back legs. ...Tails range from tailless to full tailed and included bobs and single or multiple kinks or curves. ...They come in any fur-length, colour and pattern with tabby/spotted preferred.
At present, foundation Tennessee Bobtails are being registered with REFR. These are random-bred natural bobtail cats that meet the desired type. Cats meeting the Tennessee Bobtail type and belonging to a known bobtailed breed are being used to help establish bloodlines. ...