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  1. I found this very interesting and encouraging. However i would like to question the description of the moggie as mixed breed. I wonder what other breeds the ally cats in the Uk for example would breed with. These cats are all descended from Roman imports and form a distinct pure haplogroup called the West European group. It doesn’t take much imagination to understand that there are no Maine Coon, Japanese Bobtails, Orientals, or whatever to breed with in the street. Just because they have no pedigree does not mean they are not genetically pure and very similar to each other. In fact it is the so-called pure-bred pedigree cats like the cat fancy Turkish Angora that reveal a mind-boggling array of non-Turkish markers in their genome.

    • However i would like to question the description of the moggie as mixed breed

      Yes, “mixed breed” is wrong. It is just commonly used. Random bred is more accurate.

      Just because they have no pedigree does not mean they are not genetically pure

      We agree that many street cats are probably more genetically pure of a certain breed than so called purebred cats.

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