Ok, so now that Aengus has been with us for a few days, I'm starting to question his lineage. I realize lots of forum posters ask about breed with the hope of affirming their cat to be this or that - and most times, the cat is 50% "not", you know? So I'm not looking for that sort of news, but rather just sharing some speculations.
Here is a pic I came upon that looks exactly like our newly adopted boy
This led to a page about Turkish Vans and the shorthair variety of that breed. Aengus has what I'd call short hair. Of course I only have our female's monster long butt-fluffles for comparison, lol. His hair is very soft.
The one thing I find odd every time I watch this new kitty, is his front legs. When he walks toward you, sometimes it seems as if he's almost marching with those widely set front legs. Up around his shoulder area, into the top part of his leg, it's a lot more muscular than many cats I've owned. Again, the legs seem wider set, almost bull-doggie.
The other thing is his eyes. The eyes themselves are large, slightly angular and expressive, but his face seems ... well, at this point/age maybe, too narrow for those big eyes which sometimes gives them a slightly bulgy appearance?
**If** he has TV breed in his genetics, from what I've read they can take a longer time to develop or essentially "grow into" themselves. We got him from the humane society and on his papers it says he's just over a year old, but I'm not sure how accurate those things are.
Please watch the short Youtube video I made of Aengus and I'd love to hear any commentary or advice from fellow forum posters!