Hi all! I joined this site to get in touch with some breed gurus. I have 2 cats, one dog(Maremma Sheepdog) and a Horse.
On Thanksgiving I found 2 extremely emaciated kittens in the forest. They were infested with ticks and fleas, and basically on deaths door. I don't think they would have lasted another day outside. There were no older than 4 weeks old. I brought them home, bottle fed, cleaned them up, took them to the vets, and got rid of the fleas and ticks. We fostered them through the SPCA until old enough to adopt out, and by that time we were already too attached, and officially adopted the pair of siblings(brother and sister).
This October(Thanksgiving) they will be 17 years old
For years I've been trying to get an idea of what breed they are. I know I'll never 100% find out, but it's fun to guess! Anyways, I've spoken with vets, groomers, etc. I always seem to get Ragdoll/Siamese cross. To me, they don't look like either breed...at all. Over this last year I began to look into breeds more, and think I've found one that actually fits. I spoke with a friend who is a vet tech(but hasn't seen the cats in person before) and told her I thought they were Turkish Vans, or some kind of cross. She said it was highly unlikely that that breed would be found out in the forest basically dead. That it just didn't happen.
So what does everyone think? Turkish Van? Cross? Something entirely different?
The female is the spotted one with the amber eyes, and the male is the white/orange one. He has light blue eyes, but they are seemingly hard to catch on camera
Also, excuse the patchy coats in some of the pictures. If they don't get shaved in the summer the overheat and get sick!