A man has discovered that he may have a rare breed of cats — Pixie-Bobs, part bobcat, part cat. It was 2 years ago when he saw two bobcats fighting near his house and he found a litter of bobcat kittens in their den. He caught one kitten from the litter and named his Rufus (apparently, he was not worried about making the bobcat mom angry). Rufus joined the family and shared a pen with a grey and white cat. Soon, the grey and white cat gave birth to a litter of kittens.
The man tried to give the kittens away with no luck and was going to take them to a shelter, but something stopped him. He did some research online about the cats and found a picture of a Pixie-Bob that looked just like Rufus who he believes is the kittens’ father. The man posted about his cats on a website and it snowballed from there. Numerous emails and calls came in to purchase this rare breed. He then spoke to a Seattle-area breeder that got Pixie-Bobs approved as a breed and has agreed to sell his kittens to her. The breeder says the cats are worth anywhere from $300 to $1500 each.