The Cymric is a semi-long haired Manx. It seems that the semi-long hair has been the only gene in the population of cats on the Isle of Man for nearly half a century. However, ever since 1960, many semi-long hair specimens were carefully removed from the exhibition. Since then, some Americans have decided to set a goal and use their character to create a new breed of felines. It was named Cymric (pronounced Cumric) and this name is a derivative of the word Cymru – which means in Gaelic Wales – curious, because there are few links between Wales and the Isle of Man which is just outside the Celtic origin of the population.
The Cymric cat’s official life begins in the 1970’s, after the recognition of the Canadian Cat Association. Today the Cymric is mostly recognized in the North American cat associations, of which, till 1989 they will be only recognized by the Cat Franciers Association. However this race is not even recognized in the International Federation of cats nor The Cat Fancy Governing Council and is now rare specimen in Europe. In France, Livre Officiel des Origines on the other hand, recognizes this breed of felines.
In terms of morphology, the Cymric Manx breed is a perfection replica and of course, and in terms of length it is uncertain whether it is short or absent of tail. In terms of overall appearance, the Cymric should leave the impression of roundness as it has a round head with obvious jaw, big chest, small back, short forelimbs and a longer hind. Above all this the Cymric Manx is distinguished by the semi-long hair and the brushes that are becoming longer toward the latch. The texture of the coat is very silky. Like the Manx, its coat is double in layer and this is because development of fluff.
On what regards the varieties of this race there are the same as the Cymric Manx. If we analyze the character and growth level of this feline everything related to the Manx applies to the Cymric. What is specific is that if we refer to the reproduction peculiarities this is due to the mutant gene responsible for the amending of the tail.