Polydactyl Cats

Polydactyl: having many or several digits-having more than the normal number of fingers or toes

Most cats are born with 5 toes on the front paws and 4 toes on the rear paws.

Polydactyl cats have one or two extra toes on each foot, with the extra toes usually appearing on the thumb side of the foot. Considered a genetically inherited trait, polydactyls are most commonly found along the East Coast of North America and in South West England and Wales.

Polydactyl cats are also common in Key West Florida – where they’re known as Hemingway Cats.

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