Fostering A Potential York Chocolate or Chocolate Mix

by Cindy Meyer
(Int’l Falls, MN)

Angel Boy

Angel Boy

I foster many cats and kittens for my local Humane society and one of the funnest things to do is try and figure out what type of cat it is. I have a cat in that I call Angel Boy who is up for adoption.

He lays in your lap and rolls over like a dog for a belly rub. He also loves to curl around the neck and keep it warm.

He is the most adorable cat. He has the most black silky coat with silver undertones and I am suspecting he is York Choc or a mix of this breed. Can you tell me if I am correct?

Cindy


Hi Cindy.... Thanks for visiting. Angel Boy is clearly an angel of a cat.

I don't think anyone can say for sure whether Angel Boy is a York Chocolate mix or pure. But you might have read that the York Chocolate breed started from mixed breed (random bred) cats.

That said it is likely that the genes that produce the purebred York Chocolates are in many random bred cats.

In which case Angel Boy might well be a York Chocolate mix (or indeed pure for that matter). That is the way I see it.

A visitor explained why there are so many mixed breed Turkish Angoras: Why Turkish Angoras pop up in the non-purebred population of cats. The underlying principles are the same it would seem (if you can grasp the genetics - I have difficulty with genetics!).

The breeder of a York Chocolate is simply fixing the genes for the breed and reproducing them to a degree of accuracy over generations to create a pedigree, which does not mean that York Chocs are not elsewhere at least mixed gene cats.

There is a cat near me that has all the characteristics of this cat breed for example

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Feb 03, 2010
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beautiful cat
by: Anonymous

you might actually have a havana brown. From the picture it looks like it has brown like whiskers which is a trait in the havana brown. Havana brown is another chocolate colored cat and very beautiful and friendly, the body of the cat is also similar to a havana brown, I'm not sure if this is a purebred havana brown though. It might also be a burmese which is commonly chocolate colored and looks exactly like this cat right here not to mention the attitude. Is this cat heavier than it looks? Does it Meow alot? If so you probably have a burmese. I really don't think this is a York though and especially not a purebreed, yorks are long haired and have wedge like heads that when the hair and whiskers are pushed back is longer than it is wide which is not the case with this cat. No matter the case this is a beautiful cat and anybody would be lucky to have it 🙂


Feb 03, 2010
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beautiful cat
by: Anonymous

you have a very beutiful cat there, but I don't think it's a york chocolate. It looks more like a burmese which is another very beautiful cat and commonly chocolate colored. What makes me believe it's a burmese is its whiskers which in the picture looks brown which is a trait in the burmese, also the shape and color of the eyes look very much like burmese. Burmese are also known for being clingy cats, everything about this cat seems burmese the body and everything. It even looks like a purebred and that is amazing, who ever gave this cat away is crazy



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