A polydactyl cat is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly), which causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. Cats with this genetically inherited trait are most commonly found along the East Coast of North America (in the United States and Canada) and in South West England and Wales.
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This breed is also called American Polydactyl Cat, Boston Thumb Cat, Extra-Toes Cat and Hemingway Polydactyl, Hemmingway Cat, Mitten Cat, Mitten Foot, Mittenfoot, Polydactyl, Polydactyl Cat as well as Six Toed Cats.
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