About York Chocolate
Weight: 10-16 lb
Physique: Large body, firm muscles
Lifespan: 13-15 years
Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, playful, energetic
Best Suited For: Any cat loving household, including singles and families with children and other pets
Comparable Breeds: Domestic Shorthair, Domestic Longhair
Height: 8-10 inches
The York Chocolate breed’s history
The York Chocolate breed was developed in 1983 from the union of a longhaired black male named Smokey and a black female farm cat named Blacky. One brown kitten in the litter was given the nickname Brownie because of their Siamese heritage. Due to its appeal and attractive appearance, Janet Chiefari, the farm’s owner, became aware of this remarkable cat.
A semi-longhaired black male kitten with a pronounced deep brown undercoat was born to Brownie’s litter the following summer. The kitten was called Minky.
A solid-brown kitten named Teddy Bear was the outcome of Brownie and Minky’s coupling a year later. They also have a brown and white female named Cocoa.
After Chiefari started growing them and disseminating information about them, the experimental breed of cats was accepted in 1990. By 1995, it had earned both Canadian Cat Association and CFF Championship status.
York Chocolate cats are kind, calm, perceptive, curious, and energetic.
Qualities of breeding
York Chocolate cats are kind, calm, perceptive, curious, and energetic. They are dedicated to you and will gladly follow you around the house. They have a specific fascination with water and can be highly social despite occasionally being bashful.
Because of their reputation for being affectionate and cuddly, these cats are happy to sit on a warm lap and give lots of hugs and cuddles. They love to be seen and will spend as much time as they can with their owners. In fact, some cats may interact with you when you get home and purr pleasantly to welcome you.
All ages of children and other pets get along nicely with the York Chocolate. These cats appreciate plenty of playing that involves interaction with other animals and their human family, so you should make it a point to spend time with your cat rather than letting him play with his toys by himself. Moving toys and energetic play are ideal for this breed, which has a strong enthusiasm for hunting.
With powerful bones and muscles, this enormous cat breed has a size that is similar to a typical farm cat.
What distinguishes this breed from other farm cats is its semi-long, lustrous fur, which will be light, soft, and resistant to matting. Around the chest, neck, and upper legs, the hair is thicker and the undercoat is also quite velvety. Your feet have some tufting in between the toes, and your tail is fluffy and thick. Inside the ears, there will also be some feathering.
The eyes of the York Chocolate are exquisite almond-shaped. Eye color options include green, hazel, and golden.
The York Chocolate is offered in chocolate brown, lavender, or a combination of these two colors. When a kitten is young, its coat will normally be lighter, but as it gets older and matures, it will change to a silky, rich shade of chocolate.
A weekly brushing will be sufficient to maintain the skin and coat’s health in this breed.