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 Announcements Top of Page

ZNoTailz Closing Shop
(posted: 05/15/2015)

Yes, it is true.

After many rewarding years of caring for and raising my beloved Manx I am now going to disperse my ZNoTailz cattery as soon as possible.

I have some health issues that prevent me continuing with my sweet Manx.

Because time is an issue, the price of each will be discounted to half our normal $300 plus vetting.
There are some beautiful youngsters that will make some families great pets.

If you are interested in taking any of my Queens or Studs into your breeding programs send me an email.

Many of our Queens & Studs found new homes with other Manx Breeders around the world.

We are delighted to announce that we are mentoring two wonderful Manx Fanciers who will be taking several of our Queens & Studs into their catteries to protect & promote our Ancient & Unique Breed here in California....we will be introducing them in the Spring.

All our Manx are up-to-date with their inocs & worming.

Most of the Pedigrees are also on Pawpeds

Thank You All

Margaret (mema) MesserQuick

INTERNATIONAL & USA: Manx Cats, Manx Kittens, Manx News, Manx Ideas, Manx Information, Manx Available...
(posted: 01/01/2015)

***Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians (Hardcover)***
(posted: 01/01/2015)

Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders & Veterinarians 4th Edition is an essential purchase for all breeders of pedigreed cats, practicing small animal veterinarians and veterinary undergraduates. This fully revised edition re-establishes Genetics for Cat Breeders as the text of choice in the field of feline genetics.

<purchase on-line>

New Book About Manx
(posted: 10/23/2014)

Colette Anderson, author of several breed-specific pet books has released her latest on Manx Cats:

Manx Cats, The Pet Owner's Guide to Manx Cats and Kittens, Including Buying, Daily Care, Personality, Temperament, Health, Diet, Clubs and Breeders

Colette approached ZNoTailz for assistance in her research for creating the book, so obviously, we think it's great!

The book is available in both Paperback and in Kindle Format.

We recommend it highly and wish Colette the best of luck.

(posted: 04/20/2013)

Feline Fanciers:
Our first edition of our Web site & Blog "WELOVEMANXCATS" was published today.
I have had a lot of fun- learning as I go -with this sharing of ideas.

It will be divided up into different Categories: "Breeding, Environment, Exhibiting, Grooming, Train Your Cat, Breed Standard".....

I hope that you will find it fun & educational.
Here is the WELOVEMANXCATS web site & Blog

Please use our CONTACT-US form for information
(posted: 01/01/2013)

use our Contact Us form
For ease of giving information about the Manx I prefer to use Email:
[that way you are entered into my correspondence files]
& we changed our email address this year~!

(posted: 07/01/2012)

My dear friend Karen Clanin is an Artist that is well recognized for her wide interest in different forms of Art:
email: kclanin AT
Another wonderful artist is Leslie who can make you a wonderful stamp for your cards & letters:

 General News Top of Page

ZNoTailz Establishes Worldwide Partnership to Preserve the Manx Gene Pool
(posted: 03/23/2013)

ZnoTailz is thrilled to announce AUSTRALIANA MANX, a select group of international Manx breeders cooperating to INSURE the health and viability of the Manx gene pool worldwide.

Manx in the USA have had the advantage of dedicated MANX Breeders who have preserved the Unique Manx characteristics of this Ancient Breed that originally evolved on the ISLE OF MAN - isolated in the Irish Sea. Keeping the Manx gene pool FREE of out-crossing to other breeds or random-bred felines that have genetic anomalies in their gene pool, this always was the primary goal.

That being the case, in the USA, the Pedigree Registered Manx have developed into a healthy & robust breed that are sought after by all Manx Breeders & Fanciers around the world.

Some Manx fanciers & breeders "outside the USA" have been, unfortunately, using other breeds or random-bred felines [street cats] in their Manx breedings. This practice has brought some undesirable genetic anomalies into their gene pools: some lethal, some impairing, and others simply cosmetic. Isolating & limiting the sharing of their Manx with other breeders around the world.

In order to combat this ever-growing limitation, ZNoTailz, in cooperation with other select CFA Manx breeders, will begin the first of the 2013 & 2014 exportations of USA CFA registered Manx to AUSTRALIA. (And to the UK in 2014) This will provide the nucleus for these Manx Breeders to develop a gene pool free of out-cross genetic anomalies.

Watch for ZNOTAILZ MANX & AUSTRALIANA MANX & MANNKAYT MANX in the USA CFA & TICA shows (before exportation begins). In 2014 the CFA & TICA & CQI (Cats Queensland Inc ) registered imports will be featured in their Australian shows.
We just placed their photos in the photo Gallery Here:

ZNoTailz is truly excited and satisfied to be part of preserving this wonderful breed of felines and to share them with Manx Fanciers around the world who treasure the breed's unique characteristics.

Znotailz Newest Certification as Instructors of the 'Animal-Assisted Intervention, Service Animal Program'
(posted: 01/01/2013)

Certified as Instructor of the 'Animal-Assisted Intervention, Service Animal Program' using my CFA Champion, Grand Premier Beckn Jingles of ZNoTailz. See him pictured in our gallery:

We have several young Manx in training that will be going to their young challenged owners this summer.

Here is what I specialized in:
(1) Positive Psycho-Social Benefits Of Service Pets for Developmentally Disabled Persons.
(2) The value of Animals for Seniors' Emotional Health; Medical Benefits of Animal Therapy

(posted: 08/01/2012)

Do you love cats? Are you curious about cat breeds and personalities? Did a lovable stray stroll into your life and win your heart?
Join us as we celebrate the felines in your life! Learn about cat behavior, health, history and more. Participate in a community where cat lovers like you are the stars - CatsCenterstage!

(posted: 01/01/2011)

ZNOTAILZ MANX are so proud to share our excitement with all.
We were invited to join other Feline Breeds at the CA Davis Campus, for the Program filmng for National Geographic's 'EXPLORER SCIENCE OF CATS', which was first aired on the National Geographic TV Channel on Tuesday June 10th '08.

There were two videos [trailers], watch both:

GRAND CHAMPION BECKN MAGIC OF ZNOTAILZ & ZNOTAILZ TRUE BLUE represented the Manx Breed & were included in the photos of the domestic Feline Breeds that are presented in this project.
You can see them at 1.05 &1.06 & 1.07
They are other places in the Special also.

Interesting side note:

DNA was collected from all the cats that participated in the NG filming. This DNA was used in the study about the origin of domesticated felines being done at Davis.

Also an update on the research for the Origin of the Cat:

This episode features the domestic cat research of Leslie A. Lyons PhD on feline genetics at the laboratory at UC Davis, with contributions of collaborators from Portugal, Italy, Egypt and all over the world, and also starring the beautiful cat breeds of the world. The story highlights the cat domestication and breed diversity research of genetics students Monika Lipinski and Jennifer Kurushima.

The featured research has been supported in part by donations and grants provided by the NIH-NCRR RR016094, The UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health, the National Geographic Society, the Winn Feline Foundation, Illumina, Inc., and Qiagen.

Best regards,
Leslie Leslie A. Lyons, PhD
Fax: (530) 752-4278
Associate Professor
Office: (530) 754-5546
1114 Tupper Hall
Lab: (530) 752-7127
Department of Population Health & Reproduction (PHR)
School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)
One Shields Avenue
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616
Lab e-mail:

The Ascent of Cat Breeds: Genetic Evaluations of Breeds and Worldwide Random Bred Populations
(posted: 01/01/2011)

YouTube of Cat Videos
(posted: 01/01/2011)

Here is a list of interesting Cat videos that you can view.

A video about the Manx:
Fairly well presented*!

Here is a video about Manx:
I do NOT ALWAYS AGREE with everything presented in this video but it does show some cute Manx*! There are some old ideas presented that have been disproven but we still hear them repeated.

YouTube video of CFA-Iams Cat Championship 2007:

The 5th annual CFA-IAMS Cat Championship -- sponsored by the Cat Fanciers' Association, the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats -- was held on October 13-14, 2007 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show put a spotlight on 325 show cats representing the 41 pedigreed breeds recognized by the CFA.

Links to large CFA Cat show-JerseyShoreEvents:

Another the San Diego Show:

Another Cat Agility:

Another DANCING CATS ! (musical show):
I have a few dancing cats of my own in my photo gallery:

Another Kitten Dance...?:

Another More From simonscat Cartoon:

Another Simons Cat (real):

Another 50 Most Amazing Cat Breeds Morphing:
The video show'n 50 cute cat & kitten breeds blending into each other along with nice music. The Cat Breeds Morphing in the video : American Curl Cat, American Shorthair Cat, Birman Cat,
Black Cat, British Shorthair Cat, Burmese Cat,
Egyptian Mau Cat, Exotic Cat, Ginger Cat,
Havana Brown Cat, Himalayan Cat, Maine Coon, Norwiegen Forest&#65279; Cat ,
Oriental Cat, Persian Cat, Ragdoll Cat, Ruddy Abyssinian Cat,
Russian Blue Cat, Russian Siberian Cat,Turkish Van,
Scottish Fold (longhair and shorthair),
Siamese Cat, Sphynx Cat, Tabby Cat, Tuxedo Cat
and another morphing face domestic & wild cats.

Nora's first Video Playing the Piano:
Sequel is also up. Don't miss it! This is not a trick that was taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She's four now. She plays only when the mood strikes her, which is usually several time a times a day for short periods.

A 2010 edition DVD of Nora's YouTube videos in full-size (for the big screen) is now available on at

 Another Cat playing the Piano:

(0) GCCF Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

 Litter Updates Top of Page

(posted: 01/01/2014)

This is our Black & White Tuxedo Manx male "Toones"
looking through the hole...................................>
Companion-Sidekick- Personal Assistant:
"You're working on the computer? Let me press the keys. Reading the paper? I'll hold the pages down for you. Watching TV? I'll just plop in your lap so you can pet me. I love an orderly household, don't you? I'll help you with all your chores, and I'll help you relax when we're done. You'll wonder how you ever managed without me."
Pictured in our photo gallery

STRONG, HEALTHY, ROBUST MANX KITTENS OFTEN READY FOR THEIR VENTURE INTO THIS BIG WONDERFUL WORLD. Our kitties are our pets first and foremost. They sleep in our beds, come running upon hearing water running in the bath or shower, play a good game of fetch, nap in the sink, curl up on the couch next to us and are always under foot in the kitchen. Our Manx are raised with plenty of love and affection, and are extremely well socialized with children and adults alike.
This is one of the OLDEST NATURAL cat breed in the world [NOT man-made].
This particular bloodline of cats evolved on the ISLE OF MAN in the IRISH SEA .
BRAVE-BOLD-ADVENTURERS best describes their personalities which are unlike any other cat breed.
They also have the most unique conversational voice which no other breed makes. It is like a cross between a purr and the sound a bird makes, a kind of soft "trill" or "chirpping" mostly used to converse with their youngsters or loved ones. One of their most amusing sounds is like a squirrel chattering -when the Manx is terribly excited about a bird or squirrel outside their window.
I can say that anyone that has ever had a Manx, especially a ZNoTailz Manx, not only would find it hard to live without one, but most find it hard to have only one
Another very special trait of the Manx which makes them different from some modern day Breeds is their way of bonding with their family, having a special unique bond with each member. Knowing what everyone likes best, & caters to that person's fancy. Willing to fetch their special toy for you. Manx are always smiling, willing to have a good romp. Always look up, when missing your Manx, because they love to find "high places" to view their domain~! But snuggling close when you are resting, sharing your favorite pillow & blanket.
They are so very rare that there are only a few countries in the world that have these Registered Manx and we are so proud to be perpetuating this magnificent Breed for others to enjoy. They live into their late teens & often live to be as old as 20 years old and they never appear to be old staying young looking and active. So there is a LONG committment when you bring a ZNoTailz Manx into your family.
You can find out more about this unique breed, considered to be one of the oldest NATURAL [Not man made] evolving cat breed in the world
at the following links



When I do not have a Manx available I can recommend Manx from my close friends that I partner with on Manx. Be sure to ask~!

Looking forward to hearing from you,
please use our CONTACT-US form.
use our Contact Us form

Margaret [memma] Messer Quick

 Upcoming Cat Shows Top of Page

ZNoTailz Manx Showing on the East Coast
(posted: 01/01/2014)

We have the next show kitten all lined up for the fall & winter shows.
She is a beautiful Brown Classic Tabby kitten, watch for her~!:
Magic & Too Sweet's daughter will be going to Jo Graziano -to be shown on the East Coast.

(0) CFA International Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) TICA Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) ACFA Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) ACF Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) FIFe Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) GCCF Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

"Here is the link to the
GCCF Show Schedule:"<>

(0) WCF Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) EFF Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) CCA Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)

(0) CAA Show Schedule
(posted: 01/01/2011)