We found my cat living as a stray in the barn beside our house. A lot of our neighbors said it belonged to a women who had just dropped him off as a kitten. If you look at him, and then look at a picture of a Turkish Van they look pretty much identical in marking and he has the grey color, which isn’t abnormal for a T.V. He also has a lot of the personality characteristics of that specific breed. Is it possible that she threw out a pure-bred? (she’s not a very smart person, so to speak, and has abandoned pure-bred dogs before and has set free a parrot in West Virginia) If so, how would we get around to finding out for sure if he IS a Turkish Van? I don’t really want papers or anything on him, I just want to know if I am right.
Answer by karlstansfield
Generally speaking, unless you purchased a cat from a breeder and have pedigree papers to prove it, the cat is not a “breed,” but a domestic cat.