What is a Highland Lynx cat and how is it different from other cats? The Highland Lynx is said to be a hybrid breed descended from a cross of a domestic cat and bobcat (or another wild cat). Modern genetic information says that cross-breeding is not a possibility. Perhaps no one knows the entire genetic history of these exotic cats for certain, but one thing is for sure, they are indeed wild-looking and beautiful creatures that make amazingly loving companions!
Some of the common characteristics of Highland Lynx kittens that captivate their owners and others who meet them are: curled back ears (often with bobcat-looking tufts), big poly-dactyl paws (more than the average 5 toes on front/4 on back), bobtails (though normal tails and bobcat half-length are also common) and spotted leopard or marble/swirl type markings and a variety of amazing colors.
These are truly gorgeous animals! They have the wild look but a loving disposition. They are extremely intelligent and fun-loving and make wonderful companions. Some fans of the Highland Lynx say these cats are almost like a blend of cat and dog personality or the best of both. They also come with a price tag similar to some of the more popular dog breeds in the $700 to $1000 range. But the cost does not seem to matter for those who share their homes with these exotic and marvelous felines, they say you will never want to be without one again.
If you would like to see more pictures, find a breeder in your area, or just learn more about the Highland Lynx cats and kittens you can visit the Shepherd’s Lair, a retired cattery in Franklin Co. VA.