Empire State Lynx Description of the Highlander Cat
Highlanders are medium to large in size with noticeable depth. Rectangular in shape. Straight back with hips higher than shoulders. Overall muscled appearance. Males are proportionately larger than females.
The wide set eyes are large and expressive, set at an angle with colors ranging from: blue, copper, gold, green, yellow & aqua.
The curled ears are caused by a dominant gene which both curls the ears and somewhat reduces the size of the ears.
Ears should be cleaned once a week, I do not use cleaners as they have excess moisture and ear wax buildup.
Wide, inverted pear shaped head with substantial width to the muzzle.
Rounded back skull, straight to slight rounded forehead, with a change of direction at the eye ridge, may have a slight curve
to nose bridge. Nose, muzzle and chin form a straight line in profile.
Wide with substantial nose leather.
Full, wide, strong with a definite break. Prominent whisker pads should make the muzzle appear squared.
Strong and deep.
Short and thick.
Bone length must be a minimum of 1 inch per Tica standard preferably 2 plus inches is best. The tail should not extend past the hock.
We only work with the Novel tail variant which is still unknown.
Empire State Lynx has participated in the Highlander Genome Project.
Rosettes are not accepted.
Tuxedos are not accepted.
White Birman gloving is a fault.
White lockets are a fault.
The only accepted outcross is a domestic.
Little added information about your Highlander Kitten
I feed a high protein diet, my kittens are fed meat twice a day.
Chicken, mackerel, tuna, sardines. (Fish should be fed no more than twice a week) they are also fed freeze dried raw.
My kittens start on Royal canine mother & baby, the kibble is smaller and easier to chew.
I also use Purina One Healthy Kitten once they are a little older.
If you want a nice healthy Highlander never change up their diet, after all cats are carnivores.
All my kittens come with a hand typed care sheet, what they are currently eating, litter they use, when they were wormed, vaccinated, Vet checked etc.
Your new kitten:
Contract whether a pet or breeder.
Deposit to hold said kitten.
Spread sheet of what has been done for your kitten.
NYS health certificate.
One year congenital guarantee.
Colors and kittens we have produced at Empire State Lynx or my Lineage
Chocolate spotted tabby
Brown mackerel tabby
Seal Lynx Point
Silver blue tabby
Reversed chocolate smoked
Red Lynx Point
This cattery has NOT been inspected by and is not endorsed by The International Cat Association, Inc.