Tundra cats are domestic cats developed in Australia by crossing Manx cats (for the boning and short tails), Maine Coons (for size and appearance), Highland Lynx (for appearance, weight, polydactyl feet, and earl curl), Burmese (for color), Abyssinian (for ticking pattern), and British Shorthairs (for soft coat and head size).
The head the head is large and long, with a prominent muzzle, and whiskers. It is in proportion with the body.
The ears are curled slightly with ear tufts and
set wide apart. The muzzle is square and the
chin is prominent.
The body is strong, powerful, muscular,
slight triangular shape, and large in size.
Males are larger than females. Legs are
long and thick-boned. Long tails or bob tails
Feet are polydactyl, with both mitten and
snowshoe acceptable. Feet are large in
proportion to the body. Any number of toes
are allowed, including uneven amounts on
each foot. Preference is given to all four feet having extra toes.
These cats come in both long- and short-haired varieties, with a ruff around the neck preferred during the winter months. Parti-colored cats are not preferred. Colors are black, blue, chocolate, lilac, sepia, mink, sorrel, fawn, red, cream, silvers, cameos, snows, smokes, torties, and torbies. Preferred patterns are spotted, ticked, and marbled.
The polydactyl gene is a dominant gene. The short-tailed gene is a dominant gene, and the curled ear gene is a dominant gene in this breed.
Tundra cats are beautiful and affectionate with dog-like personalities. They are easy to train, intelligent, and playful gentle giants.