The history of breed манчкин contains very few years. Manchkina appeared not as result of purposeful selection, and owing to a mutation. There was it at the end of the 20th century when rumors about unusual cats with short paws were carried.
On a photo: Cat of breed манчкин
of Korotkolapost is explained by existence of a gene of an akhondroplaziya. This gene is prepotent therefore even if only one parent коротколап, the probability of emergence of short-legged posterity is high.
In 1983 to the USA (State of Louisiana) the local resident picked up a short-legged kitty whom considered underdeveloped on the street. Korotkonozhka was named by Ezhevichka, and, having recovered from the tramp's life, it found to itself love — an ordinary cat. However, to surprise of owners of Ezhevichki, all kittens were born short-legged. From them there are also present manchkina.
breed is obliged by the Name to the book "Wizard of the Country of Oz" — the tribe of tiny little men so was called.