History of Bear Creek Ring Tail Cats
Bear Creek RingTail Cats are recent discovered breed of Domestic Cat Hybrid. The exact numbers aren’t known however, six generations of feral or abandoned BCRs have been found . The breed was discovered in Northeastern Maury County in Tennessee.
The first was an abandoned at the Fox Family the current owners’ home they had at Bear Creek. After four years of research they found someone who had the grandson and they got a male kitten that had similar traits like the male they have.
The breed has several unique features that distinguish them. Bear Creek RingTail Cats have a unique make up. They have Bobcat, Maine Coon and Domestic Shorthair. This unique mix doesn’t come in a variety of colors only a variety attitudes. They are most white cats with brindle color spots with a tail that looks like a Raccoon’s tail.
The first thing is their ringtail, it looks like the tail of Raccoon. Its not as bushy as Raccoon’s but more than a Domestic Shorthair. The next feature is bindle color spot over one eye. It connects with the same color spot on their head. The eye patch doesn’t go completely around the eye, goes around one side of the eye leaving the other side completely white. The spot maybe over the right or left eye. Also, in the spot there is a darker streak that runs out of the lower or upper outer edge of the eye, it runs the length of the spot.
Next, the spot on BCRs head is brindle in color and is the same color as the eye spot. It connect with the eye spot but doesn’t connect with the other eye. It runs between their ears either down the back of BCRs neck or may stop at the neck.
Finally, this spot may split into two and therefore this description is for both. The spot starts in their lower middle back and run to their tail. Sometimes they may have a break and the divide will between their middle and lower back. The spot will be the same color as the other spots. The spot or spots want completely connect with BCRs hips and will be covering more of the side the patch is on.
BCRs coat is medium-length (although there can be considerable variance by individual) and should be soft and silky, without the fluffy undercoat typical of most long-haired breeds. Males weigh from 15 to 25 lbs with females weighing from 15 to 20 lb The height of adults can vary between 10 and 16 in and they can reach a length of up to 48 in , including the tail, which can reach a length of 14 in and is long, tapering, and their resembling a raccoon’s tail. The body is solid and muscular, which is necessary for supporting their own weight, and the chest is broad.
Bear Creek RingTail Cats are not very vocal cats. However, they can make wide variety of vocal sounds. They make noises like male kids crying and in the case of the adults have been known to make screams similar to an adult male. They can mimic other sounds as well which is trait they share with their wild kin folk. BCRs are playful when young and can be very hyper active but not as much when they get older. Instead they prefer to be a spectator and often will spend time watching the movement of those they live with. BCRs are lap cats of usually only one family member and will be very protective of their family. BCRs have OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) they will have this from anything from whom they eat with, to the color of their feed and water bowls, to how certain things are decorated in their home. Because of having Bobcat in their makeup they have tendency of assertive biting. They do this when they want feed, petted, not petted, OCD issues or they will do this to other pets in the home to establish their position.
Bear Creek RingTail Cats are generally a healthy and hardy breed. They have a variety of eating disorders which cause by their OCD issues. BCRs grow faster than most breed of large domestic cat. By the time males are six months old they can be between 10 to 15 lbs. If not feed often they will become very vocal and aggressive.