Is Minou a York Chocolate?
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?
Hi Ashley... I am going to have to refer you to a general article that answers your question
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.