Is Judas the world’s tallest moggie? A moggie is a random bred cat or non-purebred cat. I think he might be and he is British. Guinness World Records do a “tallest pet cat” category. I don’t think they do smallest or biggest because it encourages cat owners of large cats to overfeed them, make them fat and then try and claim the title. Also breeding for very small size is not good for a cat welfare and health. Guinness don’t want to be seen to be encouraging bad animal welfare practices.
OK, so why might Judas be the world’s tallest (and perhaps largest) random bred domestic cat? Well, I do know the records because I have several posts on PoC on this subject. The picture below pretty much sums it up:
For quite a while Magic was the official world’s tallest pet cat. Magic is an F1 Savannah cat. She lives in California. Trouble took over the title but was sadly killed in a car accident. A tragic thing to happen. Trouble was a male Savannah cat. I think he was also a first filial from the wild cat serval (“F1”). The title therefore reverted to Magic on my reckoning.
Then we have the famous Motzie. Motzie is an F2 (second generation from the wild) Savannah cat. He is also a therapy cat. I think he still lives in Oklahoma. He could have been the world’s tallest at one time but was pipped to the post by Magic.
Now, Motizie is 16+ inches to the shoulder as I understand it. I don’t have the exact measurement. However, the key point is that he is shorter than Judas, who is probably Britain’s biggest and tallest domestic cat and a moggie.
The fact that Judas is a moggie makes him extra special in my opinion. This is because F1 Savannah cats have fathers who are servals. Servals are medium sized wild cats. Judas has no such advantage. He is a standard random bred cat. It is just a genetic anomaly that he has turned out so large.
You can see from the picture that he towers over a standard sized domestic cat. So where does he live? He was taken in by an animal charity called Happy Endings in Faversham, England because he was given up by his owner to a vet to be euthanised as I understand it. He was and is perfectly fit. He weighs 20 pounds.
As you can see he is a black and white bicolor cat. Actually, strictly speaking he is a white and black cat as there is more white.
Bearing in mind he is just 0.1 inches less tall to the shoulder than Magic, it is almost certain that he is the world’s tallest moggie or random bred cat and he is British. It is about time the nation won a record in the cat world.