Legend has it that the American Bobtail is a result of crossbreeding between a bobcat and a domestic tabby. Although an uncommon breed, they were developed in the late 1960s. They have stubby bobbed tails, a full broad chest and take two to three years to develop, making them slower than the average domestic breed. Eye color varies with the color of their coat. Quick on their feet, these cats are capable of escaping a closing door within the blink of an eye. Bobtails are not too proud to beg for attention either. They will meow or hop onto laps to get what they want.