Is Minou a York Chocolate?

Is Minou a York Chocolate?

by Ashley
(Ontario, Canada)

Wow! After doing so much research trying to find out what kind of cat I had I think I may have found it! Minou fits most of the description for a York Chocolate, especially the temperament.

He loves to be picked up onto your shoulder and carried around like a baby. He is very intelligent, he's even learned how to pull handles down to open doors in our home.

I adopted him from a family who took in the pregnant female. She had two chocolate brown kittens and two black kittens. I knew from the first day I had him he was a special cat.

I realize he's probably not a real York Chocolate but that seems to be the closest breed classification I could find for him.

What do you think?

Ashley


Hi Ashley... I am going to have to refer you to a general article that answers your question

What Breed Is My Cat?

You can't say a cat is a certain breed from appearance and character although sometimes a cat is so distinctly a certain breed that you can be pretty certain but even then you need documentary evidence as to pedigree.

The York Chocolate is a particularly hard cat to match as I am yet to find a definitive breed standard and the cat was created from random bred cats.

Minou looks gorgeous and has the general appearance of a York Chocolate and character but as he is not registered with a cat association that recognises the breed he can't strictly speaking be a cat of this breed.

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Mar 12, 2011
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Ah lovely!
by: Leah (england)

It never matters to me what sort of breed a cat may of not be whats important is that you love them anyways and clearly you do!

She looks so contented and one of the pleasures I have in my life is that I can spend time with my 2 beautiful cats and know that they are happy.

She's very pretty and has unusual markings.


Mar 11, 2011
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Minou is beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Minou looks so much like a cute little pet quallity girl Oriental Longhair that I loved years ago, named Mouse. Folio`s Little Brown Mousie was a doll but not very Oriental looking, her kitten coat was milk chocolate colored and a very pretty dark chocolate (the color of bittersweet chocolate) when her adult coat came in. She was a real treasure that followed me around the house with a sweet voice that chirped, squeaked and prattled constantly. She also was very curious, loved drawers, and sitting on your shoulder. She was a bottle baby, and from the time she was hamster sized and was on someone`s lap would head right on up to their shoulder for a buzzing-purring nap in their ear while they sat in a livingroom chair or the couch. It also didn`t matter whose shoulder it was. When she was older she`d hop up on your shoulder, never using her claws. She was a much loved family member and I still miss her. Thank you for sharing your photos and bringing back great memories!


Mar 11, 2011
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Minou Looks Like My Cat Coco
by: John

Your cat looks so much like my cat, named Coco,(which is a female) that it is amazing. Michael was kind enough to let me post two different sets of pictures of Coco on this website at the following two links:

http://pictures-of-cats.org/coco.html

http://pictures-of-cats.org/the-coco-cattitude.html

Please take a look at Coco's pictures and let me know what you think because I think she is a York Chocolate, too. However, another reader thought she also looked like a Tiffany.

Your cat has such a sweet face and beautiful eyes. Coco likes to be picked up and carried around, too and she never hisses or scratches. She communicates with soft meows or little chirps.

I hope you two keep each other company for a long time to come.


Mar 11, 2011
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Minou Looks Like My Cat Coco
by: John

Your cat looks so much like my cat, named Coco,(which is a female) that it is amazing. Michael was kind enough to let me post two different sets of pictures of Coco on this website at the following two links:

http://pictures-of-cats.org/coco.html

http://pictures-of-cats.org/the-coco-cattitude.html

Please take a look at Coco's pictures and let me know what you think because I think she is a York Chocolate, too. However, another reader thought she also looked like a Tiffany.

Your cat has such a sweet face and beautiful eyes. Coco likes to be picked up and carried around, too and she never hisses or scratches. She communicates with soft meows or little chirps.

I hope you two keep each other company for a long time to come.



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Is Minou a York Chocolate? — 2 Comments

  1. Yes he is a very special cat. There is a very good chance that Minou is Chantilly/Tiffany….a very rare breed of cat. If you look at the board called Chantilly Photo Album, you can see that Minou has the personality and appearance of a Chantilly…There is a high possibility the Chantilly naturally developed out of Canada. Cats in Canada do not look like any our cat or cat breed I have seen. Unfortunately this breed is facing near extinction. There is only one known breeding Female left in existence. This breed faced a similar fate in the 1980s when a female and her kittens from Canada saved the breed. Hopefully history will repeat itself…. Do you still have Minou? Minou does not need to be a breed able male to help the Chantilly. We need people to spread the word and educate the public about how unique and beautiful this breed is. Fellow Chantilly enthusiasts and I have started a Group on Facebook dedicated to conserving and rebuilding the Chantilly breed. I also have included the link to our Facebook page bellow.

    Pinterest Board
    https://www.pinterest.com/cwthechantillyp/

    Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/chantillycatproject/

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