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Owyhee Bob
Owyhee Bob
A Owyhee Bob male.
Alternative Names

Mountain Bob

Cat (Felis catus)
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The Owyhee Bob is a experimental, domesticated cat breed that is part of the Bobtail genera among others.


This breed of cat started by accidental and then intentional mating of Siamese and Manx cats, which were tinted with mink and sepia coats, respectively. They are cats with characteristics of both aforementioned breeds, and hold their gene pool well; at the time they were the so-called "Mountain Bob" due to their pelt color being graced with a greyish white roan; sometimes multi-color colorpoint, or similar to that of a Neva Masquerade.


The most distinctive feature of this cat is its color and build.  It is of medium to large size and body conformation.  Females range from 8 to 12 pounds, and the males from 12 to 16 pounds. The head is wide and round with full cheekbones with a well developed muzzle that has prominent whisker pads.  The strong chin gives a balanced appearance to the head. The ears are medium to large, wide set, full at base and tapering with sometime feathering to a rounded tip that is often tufted. The large oval sometimes slightly almond shaped eyes are slightly slanted and wide set. The eye color is blue.

The body is medium in length, hard and muscular with a broad chest. The legs are sturdy and well muscled.  Paws are large and can be polydactyl, frequently with tufts of hair between the toes.  This breed is slow to mature.  The hair length comes in both long and short with less shedding than many other breeds.   The tail may be any length but preference is given to the stumpy length or lacking entirely, as in the Manx.  The Owyhee Bob comes in all colorpoint colors and patterns including parti-color colorpoints. It comes in all non-colorpoint color and patterns.