My female is « tailed", that is, she has a completely normal length of tail while the male is « rumpy", that is, totally tailless.
They are both purebred, this means they do not have British ancestors (Shorthair or Longhair) in their pedigree. Having both breeders purebred is extremely rare here in Europe...
The breeding of Manx, especially in Europe, is complicated because on one hand, this feline is rare and besides he, unfortunately, has his share of detractors who try to prevent by all means his development because, according to some, it is "an abomination"; a cat without a tail simply should not exist, while for others, his missing tail would cause him multiple suffering.
Regarding this last allegation, it is important to point out that there are no studies that have been able to confirm these accusations.