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pol·y·dac·tyl (p l -d k t l) also pol·y·dac·ty·lous (-t -l s) Biology. adj. Having more than the normal number of digits.

Polydactyl is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Polydactyl books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

Polydactyl Maine Coons
It is accepted that a good percentage of the breed were polydactyls originally.
The Maine Coon Polydactyl
Regulation of transgene expression in plants with polydactyl zinc
POLYCOON (Polydactyl Maine Coon)
1. POLYCOON (Polydactyl Maine Coon). Standard of Excellence.

Suggested News Resources

PHOTOS: Kitten Born With Extra Toes
That's the biggest thing you need to know about Gulliver, a Hemingway Polydactyl. This 10-week-old has extra toes each of his paws. KISS saved it from a "high kill facility" recently, the non-profit said.
Poncho the extra-toed tomcat rules Jackson Avenue
He just can't help it; he's a polydactyl, as if the extra digits on his paws give him a human-like quality of a man prone to wearing black leather jackets and smoking cigarillos.
Adoptable Pets: Kitty Named Red Looking for Forever Home
You can almost see him blushing as people enter the room, but it doesn't take long for him to tip toe over to you with those adorable polydactyl paws of his for some love and affection!
Like Bob Barker says, 'Have your pets spayed or neutered'
He has opposable thumbs on both of his front paws, which makes him a polydactyl kitten – also known as a Hemingway kitten. Wewonka is 12- to 13-weeks old and is dressed to the “nines” in a soft furry coat of bluish gray.
Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society
Luna Bella is a short-haired all-white Hemingway polydactyl (extra toes) female, about 9 months old, with yellow eyes. She is a very good and loving kitty. She came to the shelter already spayed and uses the litter box in her cage.

Suggested Web Resources

Polydactyl cat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the polydactyl cats at the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida. This particular cat has 26 toes, two extra on each paw.
Polydactyly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Polydactyl Cats
Information about the condition, including photographs and scientific references. Syndactyly and radial hypolasia are also discussed.
Pictures of polydactyl cats, polycats in the cat gallery
Photos of beautiful, unusual polydactyl cats, with their charming big feet with many toes submitted by visitors of the cat gallery.
American Polydactyl Cats
Overview of the breed, also known as Hemingway cat or mitten cat, with plenty of photographs.

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