Are there any domestic cat breeds with ears similar to those of wild cats like the lynx or caracal?

Lynx - Maine Coon - Caracal

Yes, there is one outstanding example: the Maine Coon as their ears should have lynx tips. Here are extracts from two breed standard in respect of their ears: “Moderately pointed ears appear taller due to lynx tips…(TICA) EARS: Shape: large, well-tufted…” (CFA) There are other cat breeds created to have the appearance of specific …

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Why do caracals have tufts on their ears?


There are possibly two reasons why caracals have large, dark tufts on the tips of their ears. I say ‘possibly’ because I don’t think we know for sure. Also, you could ask why Maine Coon cats have large ear tufts (although less impressive than the caracal’s). There is no reason why Maine Coons have …

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