Robin looks like a purebred mix. Howard, the person who cares for these fine looking cats, asked if Robin was a Turkish Angora mix. You can’t tell except to say that he is a very attractive cat that, for me, looks more like a Norwegian Forest Cat mix because of the shape of his head and muzzle (rather pointed).
I don’t think it really matters. I like to show off some great looking random bred cats on PoC with, hopefully, some words from the human guardian/caretaker. Personal experiences with the domestic cat are interesting.
This is what Howard says about Robin:
Robin is a 5-year-old neutered male mixed breed cat. My wife and I wonder if he might be partly Turkish Angora. We adopted Robin as a kitten from a farm, where somebody from the nearby town had dropped him and his solid blue brother Carl off. Robin and Carl looked and acted totally unlike any of the cats already living on the farm.
All the descriptions of Turkish Angora breed personality and behaviors that I have read fit Robin *precisely*. He is highly intelligent, unusually gentle, even-tempered, good-natured, talkative, stubborn, and fond of high places. Robin will also deliberately knock things off of tables and shelves if he feels he’s being ignored. He actually seems to understand that he’s not the boss of the house, so he asks rather than demands. He also has the belief that, in addition to us sharing food with him when we eat, he has an obligation to invite us to join him at his food dish whenever he eats! And fortunately, he has learned to listen as well as watch for cars when he crosses the residential street where we live, as he loves to be outdoors and will drive us crazy if we try to keep him inside all the time. It is breathtaking to watch Robin gracefully running at full speed across an open field!
Robin is a beautiful cat and I can imagine what it is like to see him running across a field. Although, I’d be slightly anxious.
When we adopted Robin from the farm (midwestern USA) where he was dropped off as a kitten, we also adopted one of the kittens who was actually born on the farm. Her name is Bobbie. Surprisingly, although a kitten himself, Robin immediately assumed responsibility for her and actually helped us raise her! Both cats are 9 pounds, but you can see the sharp contrast in appearance between the two of them. I’m just amazed at how long Bobbie’s whiskers are! Even though Bobbie is a moggie farm cat, still she has character. As a thoroughly self-centered prima donna, as long as you do exactly what Bobbie wants, she’s thoroughly happy and loudly purrs her approval.
I think they are both beautiful non-purebred cats. I’d like to thank Howard for contacting me and asking about Robin and allowing me to show off his cats on my website.