(Vancouver, WA, USA)
I bought my cat from a Munchkin breeder. The advertisement said: Nonstandard Lynxpoint and White Munchkin Boy.
When I look at pictures of different cats, he looks like he may have Norwegian Forest cat in him, because his ears have lots of hair and he has long hair that comes out of his paws.
He seems small for his age (1 1/2 yrs) but I'm not sure, I think his father was a Napoleon??
He also, has an M on his head like the Maine Coon. Anyway, can anyone help me out?
Hi Andrea... thanks for visiting and asking. A non standard Munchkin is a Munchkin cat that is not a dwarf cat.
As you know dwarf cats have short legs but not all Munchkins are born with short legs. In fact about 50% are.
When they are born with normal length legs they are normal looking cats and called "nonstandard".
That means that you boy is Munchkin cat. That is his breed.
Within that breed there are a wide range of coat types. Your boy has lynx points. That means he is a pointed cat in the same way a Siamese is pointed for example but the points are affected by the tabby gene. He has tabby points in effect rather than solid coloured points.
The presence of the tabby gene also produces the classic tabby "M" on the forehead.
I could be miles of the mark but he also seems to have the inhibitor gene producing the smoke appearance coat that I think I can see on his back.
This is a coat in which each hair strand is lighter near the body and darker at the tip of the each hair.
I must say that he is a lovely looking cat. I hope that this helps.
I have moved this page to the Munchkin cats page by the way.