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Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob Cat Breeds Information

Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob Cat Breeds Information: Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob cats are the most amazing breeds of cats there are in the world today. Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob cats are so full of love and have the most wonderful out-going personalities. Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob cats love nothing more to be cuddled up on the laps of their family members and purr away. These breeds of hairless cats make wonderful additions to any family, they love children and get along great with other animals; dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, and even birds! If you are thinking about adopting a Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob or BamBob kitten don’t hesitate!!!  As soon as you bring one of these bald babies into your home and feel their soft velvet skin and become the object of their affection, you will be sorry you didn’t adopt a Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob cat sooner!

Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob Cat Breeds Information about Purrfect Personalities

People often ask me “what does a sphynx or bambino cat feel like?” I tell them that the sphynx and bambino feel very soft and very warm; they feel like a warm peach. If you ask anyone who is owned by a sphynx or bambino cat or kitten they; will tell you that they are outstanding pets. Sphynx and Bambino’s will also easily be trained to walk on a leash and a harness outside just like a dog; Of course because they are hairless they can get cold easily or get sunburned so precautions need to be taken. Sphynx and Bambino also travel very well. Many people who own a sphynx or; bambino cat take them on car rides, in their RV’s on trips, camping, and along on family vacations. These cats are very easy to adjust to new environments and handle changes very well.  Thanks to their friendly very out-going personality they are very good cats to have with children and all other types of pets!   All a sphynx or bambino cat wants is to be loved by you as much as possible every day!  Always people come to these breeds initially for their hairless-ness and unique looks… but what brings them back to us for a second, third, fourth, even fifth adoptions is their Amazing Personalities!!!

Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob Cat Breeds Information about the Breed History

So, you are wondering what is the difference between a Sphynx and a Bambino? The Sphynx cat is a hairless cat resulting from the selective breeding of a naturally occurring genetic mutation causing the kittens to be born hairless. The Sphynx breed as we know it today can be traced back to the original bloodlines. Most of today’s pedigreed Sphynx are descendants of the original three females, Q. Punkie and Q. Paloma, who were rescued from the streets of Toronto, Canada and sent to Dr. Hugo Hernandez in Holland in 1980 for breeding. The offspring from these breeding’s were then brought to the United States, Holland and France, and they are the foundation of most of our present day Sphynx Cats.

Stephanie and Pat Osborne of HolyMoly Cattery established and founded the Bambino cat in 2005. The Bambino is the purposeful outcross breeding between the Sphynx cat and the Munchkin cat. The Munchkin is a breed of cat which has a natural, spontaneously occurring autosomal dominant mutation causing distinctive short legs. This breed was studied extensively for years and was deemed to be a healthy, and genetically sound breed.  The Munchkin cat is fully eligible for Championship status with both major cat associations. The result of these breeding’s is a hairless cat like the Sphynx, with adorable short little legs! If you are interested in learning more about sphynx and bambino cats please look through our website, or contact us for more information on these wonderful hairless breeds.

Sphynx, Bambino, SphynxieBob & BamBob Cat Breeds Into the Future

Bambinos are still a very new and rare breed. LiLNudists Cattery is at the forefront of the future development of the breed. We have created an online community where other dedicated Bambino breeders can communicate and work together to produce the desired healthy cats that match the Bambino standard. We have even re-written the original breed standard with the goal of having the Bambino accepted and registered as “Sphynx New Trait.” The reasoning for this is because in each litter of kittens, the long legged kittens are genetically Sphynx as they carry no dwarf gene; and the short legged kittens are the same as the Sphynx in looks and personality with the exception of the gene for achondroplasia (short legs).

However, despite our best efforts, we recently got the news that “The International Cat Association,” (TICA), just passed a ruling that no “New Traits” of breeds, nor new breeds, will be allowed to include any kind of genetic trait pertaining to bone structure. This includes leg length, and tail length. This means that unfortunately after 4 years of time, work and money, this brings us back to the beginning. We are determined not to give up though! We will continue to push towards gaining full championship acceptance on this rare amazing cat breed, as they deserve to be able to be in the front lines of the show ring just as much as any other cat! We appreciate everyone’s efforts and support!

Promoting Great Health through OutCrossing

People often ask why we out-cross, or what outcross means? Outcrossing is defined as: “the practice of introducing unrelated genetic material into a breeding line.” In layman’s terms; we outcross to produce stronger healthier cats. This is accomplished by the purposeful breeding between one of our Sphynx cats to an unrelated breed such as the munchkin in our bambino program. The Bambino breed was created by the combination of the Munchkin and Sphynx cats. It takes 3 generations of breeding to get an entirely hairless bambino litter of kittens. Through the 1st and second generations we will have outcross or “coated” kittens, which are available to pet homes. These kittens carry all of the same wonderful personalities of their Sphynx or Bambino parents and come with all of the same vet services and inclusions of all of our hairless kitties.

It costs a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money, to partake in outcrossing in our breeding program; but it is vitally important. If everyone just bred to the same few hairless Sphynx & Bambino cats when the breeds were first created, we would have a very genetically weak sick breeding program today. So, even though the bambino breed has been established since 2005, that really is not a long period of time to bring in enough diverse genes to provide a good healthy strong breeding program.  Outcrossing must be continued for several more years to create a healthy successful breed. Be leery of breeders of the Bambino who never outcross, or who breed bambino to bambino, as this is NOT best for creating the beautiful healthy bambino breed we all desire to love and enjoy for years to come!

Meet our Brand New Breeds the SphynxieBob & BamBob!!!

We are proud to introduce the Amazing Brand New Hairless Cat Breeds the SphynxieBob and the BamBob! These breeds are being exclusively developed by LiLNudists Cattery; we are the first ones in the WORLD to have these new amazing hairless cat breeds! The SphynxieBob is the product of the purposeful breeding between a hairless Sphynx(long-legged) cat, and an American or Domestic Bobtail cat. This produces a hairless Sphynx cat with a short Bobtail! Similarly, the BamBob is being produced by the combination of a hairless Bambino (short-legged cat), and an American or Domestic Bobtail cat. This produces a hairless Bambino cat with an adorable little Bobtail!

We are producing these kittens by breeding in the naturally occurring bobtail trait. We have carefully planned our breedings and our program, and patiently waited 3.5 years for our first litter, because we always put the health and well-being of our cats as top priority. We consulted with multiple veterinarians, and even genetics physicians, before moving forward with the program to be assured that the combination of traits would not produce any detrimental effects. Our priority to health and well-being of our cats is the reason we never breed short legged bambinos to other short-legged bambinos, and we never breed a bobtail to a bobtail. Meanwhile, Even though in other breeding programs, this is considered common and perfectly acceptable breed standard practices. The way we conduct and structure our breeding program ensures that no kittens will inherit double copies of the dwarfism gene, because it is lethal in pairs. We also do not breed bobtail to bobtail so that no kitten inherits double copies for bobbed tails which could lead to far foreshortened tails that can alter the normal formation and structure of the base of the spine leading to health problems. Again, however, this breeding practice is promoted in breeds like the Manx which is a fully accepted championship registered cat breed and results in producing kittens which have permanent deformities and even death.

There has been some recent negativity surrounding our new SphynxieBob and Bambob breeds; we know there will always be people out there who want to make their own affirmed quick, nonfactual based judgments, and no matter what we say, they will not sway in their position or opinions. However, the simple facts are; that we love these cats more than anything and give and sacrifice of our own selves and lives for them every day and we do not now, and never will we ever make decisions which would at all impact their health or well-being. The simple fact is, we are breeding in bobtails because we love them and we want to be able for others who cannot have cats with fur to be able to enjoy the beauty of the bob-tailed cats as well. After all, every different cat breed is the result of a breeding program based around a desire for a specific look or trait, which we humans desire for our own selfish reasons; otherwise all cats would look the same, and there wouldn’t be the existence of the cat fancy world we have today. yxieBob BamBob, Sphynx
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