turkish van


The Turkish Van is a rare, naturally occurring breed of cat from the Lake Van region of present-day Turkey. For Turkish Vans, the word van refers to their color pattern, where the color is restricted to the head and the tail, and the rest of the cat is white. It is the maximum expression of the piebald white spotting gene that makes the van pattern. The spotting gene appears in many different species (like the horse and ball python). It also shows up in the common house cat, so a cat that shows this color pattern but is not registered or from the Van region, is called a "Vanalike".


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  • SnowWhite

    Age: 22Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Digit

    Age: 7Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Kuper

    Age: 11Y Sex: M

    United States

  • todo

    Age: 5Y Sex: M

    United States

  • Paulie Walnuts
    Paulie Walnuts

    Age: 15Y Sex: M

    United States

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  • Gobble Gobble Gobble!!
  • Happy Thanksgiving
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  • My Beautiful Angel

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