A few cat registries consider Cymrics to be a semi-longhaired variety of the Manx breed, originating from the Isle of Man. They are muscular and stocky in built with large full eyes and widely spaced ears. Cymrics have four different tail types, but the “rumpy” is most valued when it comes to cat shows. Rumpies are entirely tailless. Stumpies have a short tail stump. Rump-risers have a short knob of a tail. The gene responsible for these unusual tails can also be lethal. Cymrics born with a spinal deformity often exhibit a rabbit-like hop.