Mimi from Norway has a super coat. For me the markings are a modified Van type. I’d say that historically, perhaps going back centuries, her ancestors came from the Anatolia region of which Turkey is at the centre.
Mimi from Norway. Her coat is magnificent.
All domestic cats emanate from the Middle East (specifically the Syrian region which has a long border with Turkey) and traders shipped them to other parts of the world. Mimi’s ancestors probably followed that path.
In this instance the Van markings have spread down from a inverted V to a full face mask. The black tail (or other non-white colours) is classically seen in the Turkish Van cat. You’d probably say the coat is a white-and-black, bicolor, Van Type cat coat.
It doesn’t really matter. Mimi is magnificent.
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