Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Vanalikes are one week old

I read it on the internet, so it must be true!

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.[1] The spotting gene (Leucism) 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".

My Vanalike kittens are Bonnet, Beau & Bunny, born the day before Easter. Their eyes started to open on their one-week birthday on Saturday.

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