Max and Misty, possible Yorks
My mom got these two black kittens from a nearby shelter in March of 09-- they were scraggly and underfed at first, but filled out and grew up quickly.
Misty is smaller with a rounder face, while Max is built almost like a fox; both have very silky coats.Misty is the quiet shy nervous cat, right up until the point when she throws herself down in front of you and rolls around until you rub her belly. She's a lap cat who's bonded with my sister and I, but just because she likes to sleep on you doesn't mean she won't wake you up at three in the morning to play fetch. (Her favorite game is bringing back balls of paper that you throw.)
Max is always interested in what everyone is doing; he's bonded particularly with my dad, and will sit on his lap or his desk or his computer while he works during the day. If he's sleeping near you and you get up, he's following you down the hallway to see what interesting things you're getting up to and if they include playing with him.
They both share some rather unique traits-- they're both completely boneless sometimes, rolling around and contorting themselves to the point where you can't tell which end is which. They both have a variety of chirps and trills, although Max has recently learned how to meow very loudly when he wants to go outside.
We thought they were your standard moggie due to their history, but I was looking up cat pictures one day when I stumbled across a site about York Chocolates.
Physical characteristics such as the plumed tail, glossy chocolate coat and build, as well as personality traits such as their tendency to bond and to be both lap cats and playful bore an uncanny resemblance to our two.
We're not sure if there's any way to verify their breed-- my theory is they might have come at York Chocolate from the side, seeing as the breed was originally started with farm cats-- but regardless, these are two of the most unique and gorgeous cats we've owned.