A couple of years ago, I adopted Charlotte from Animal Control. Someone had given her up. She was about 3-4 months old and SHE immediately adopted ME. I thought she was just a "mutt" or maybe part Maine Coon because of the hair growing out of her ears until I saw her spitting image on T.V.
She's a deep chocolate brown which I thought was black at first. She doesn't purr, she chirps. She is very social, curious and loving. I could not have asked for a better cat and she is very well loved in the family.
We even bring her up north on vacations with us because we don't want to leave her at home. She has become that much a part of our family.
She adapted right away to our home and our home up north.
I wonder if she is a Chantilly or a "mutt?" Anyway, it doesn't matter to us because we love her all the same!!