Check Out the Eye Colors of a Van Cat!

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    Herman&Eddie Well-Known Member

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    This beautiful breed of a cat originates from the Van Lake in Turkey, thus the name Van Cat. I wonder, if our Powder, a beautiful white cat from days gone past was a variation of this breed? I thought, at first, she might be from the Rag Doll breed, but now I wonder!

    Hmm. I guess Van Cats are not actually a " formal" breed per se, but a naturally occurring variety, known as a landrace.

    They have a "chalky" white fur coat with either a blue or amber eye color. Sometimes, both, as seen in the picture below! Oh be still my heart. This cat is so adorable! There is even a little legend follows the Van Cat. Taking it back to the days of Noah's Ark,

    Info and picture Compliments of Wiki!



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    Now that is what I call a pretty faced kitty! Beautiful indeed! This is the first time i hear about this breed tho, I wonder what their temperament is like? They seem to be really sweet cats :) It's so interesting they're born with that genetic defect (Heterochromia iridium), that leads me to believe they all have an ancestor in common. I might read more about it later, sounds so interesting! Obviously someone was doing some very selective breeding in that region :O
     
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    Thanks for sharing that video, I just watched it and it was so interesting! I had no idea they liked water so much and that they were such an old breed! So interesting! They are a naturally occurring breed, no wonder they are so independent!
     
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    Herman&Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the video link! Now this is wild, a cat (Turkish Van) that likes to swim. How cool is that? What I really like about the link you provided is how there is a list of videos with so many breeds of cats! I could spend hours watching them all! lol

    I always think, our next cat will be such and such breed, but we just usually end up with who we end up with at the time. Well, I would not trade any of our cats from the past or present. Each one is different and special in their own right.

    Have any of you gone looking for a specific breed when you bring a new cat home?
     
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    Your welcome. I actually ended up spending an hour myself after I saw that video! I have not gone looking for a specific breed of cat. Mostly because I don't believe I will ever find a purebred of any type. I am sure that if I happen to come across one, I would try and adopt it.
     
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    That video is so cool. I loved that they love to swim. We use to have a cat when we were kids and he loved to swim. He would always go out swimming with the dogs. It was too funny.
    He was just regular cat, no breed, but I have had many cats before and since then and none of them ever swam.
     
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    This is gorgeous!!!! I have never seen anything like this. How did I miss this before?...Simply Amazing. I could only imagine how beautiful those eyes light up in the night.
     
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