Breeding and Showing Cats/Turkish van?


Turkish van?
Turkish van?  
Sorry I'm not quite sure how this website works but I was just wondering if you could tell me if my cat could be either full or part turkish van? I found this beautiful kitty outside a couple years ago and she's had some kittens that look exactly like her except the one girl kitten we kept has broader shoulders and darker colors on head and tail (and much fluffier) I'm just curious of what you think Thanks!

With cats, it is more difficult sometimes to tell the breed....especially without paperwork.  It is truly difficult to determine a breed unless you have registration information from a breeder.  Your girl does look a lot like a turkish van.  You might go to some of the  registry sites and see if you can find a breeder that can identify her for you definitley.

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Lori McLaughlin


I can answer the majority of questions pertaining to cattery management; breeding programs, grooming and showing longhaired cats. I am also familiar with the majority of recognized breeds.


I have been breeding and showing ragdoll cats since 1993. I am also currently on the Ragdoll Breed Committee for TICA, as well as a past chair..

RFCI (Ragdoll Fanciers Club International) - Treasurer TICA - Ragdoll Breed Chair CFA - Registered Cattery ACFA - Registered Cattery

Associate Degree in Computer Science, Many educational seminars on HCM, FIP and other diseases in catteries.

Awards and Honors
Several Grand champion cats over the years.

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