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Is it a Nebelung?

Post  MelGreece on Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:52 am

Hello there,
I have had my cat for almost a year, I found him on the street, he was a stray, when he was three months old and his name is Gandalf.
The thing is, he is like no other cat I've seen before, grey, long haired with an extremely soft and glossy coat, I would say silvery. From the first moment I started looking up the breeds and joined a greek forum specialising on cats. Most members said he looked like a Nebelung. You can see him on face book, on this link, because I don't see how I can upload a picture on your forum
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=3436&id=100000276621681
I would like to ask: have you heard of a Nebelung cattery in Greece? I haven't been able to find any unformation.
Do you think Gandalf looks like Nebelung? You will see plenty of pictures, from three months old to recent.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  William Vermeulen on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi

I think Gandalf is a nebelung, but i don't know a Nebelung cattery in Greece. Perhaps some else on this forum does?

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  William Vermeulen on Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:03 pm

Hi Melina,

Did you name the cat yourself??

I saw his full name is Gandalf the Grey, and the Grey is a nebelung cattery is Poland!!!

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  The Grey on Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:48 pm

Hi,
I think it is coincidence. I never had Gandalf in my cattery - Gandalf the Grey it is probably from Lord of the rings ;-)
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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  William Vermeulen on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:09 pm

Have you seen the photo's, and do you agree he is a nebelung?

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  Anke Zekveld on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:29 pm

I do not know everything, Laughing but I have never heard of a Nebelung cattery in Greece. Laughing

I have to say that it is a beautiful cat, and it would win a special price in the look-a-like game. lol! But does it mather if it is a Nebelung or not? It is still lovely, but a cat breed is not only look-a like but also about genetic predictability, health and character. This beautifull cat does not have known parents.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  William Vermeulen on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:33 pm

It would be a lot easier if he had IDchip, but is this known is Greece?
But nebelung or not he is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  The Grey on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:39 pm

Yes I agree. He looks like Nebelung. There are still catteries which you can not find on the web or people who do not speak english or french so it is always possible to find cat from unknown cattery like I found my first male cat.

BTW somebody told me a story about Nebelung lost in Greece but the story had happy end so there are Nebelungs in Greece
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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  Anke Zekveld on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:50 pm

The Grey wrote:Yes I agree. He looks like Nebelung. There are still catteries which you can not find on the web or people who do not speak english or french so it is always possible to find cat from unknown cattery like I found my first male cat.

BTW somebody told me a story about Nebelung lost in Greece but the story had happy end so there are Nebelungs in Greece

It could also be a kitten of 2 russian blues with longhair gene. Wink
It is a lovely cat; but for me labeling is impossible.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  MelGreece on Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:08 am

William Vermeulen wrote:Hi Melina,

Did you name the cat yourself??

I saw his full name is Gandalf the Grey, and the Grey is a nebelung cattery is Poland!!!

William

Hello,
I named the cat Gandalf the Grey myself, there could not be a better choice of name, I think.
I just found out there is a cattery with the same name Smile

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Post  MelGreece on Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:13 am

William Vermeulen wrote:It would be a lot easier if he had IDchip, but is this known is Greece?
But nebelung or not he is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William

He did not have an ID chip when I found him, he does now though Smile
It doesn't really matter if he is Nebelung or not, he is beautiful, very intelligent and adorable.
I was just really surprised when I found him, and while he grows up, I see so many characteristics... I have never seen a stray cat like that before, and I have had plenty of cats in my life.
That's why I am wondering, the people in the greek cat forum told me there is no Nebelung cattery in Greece, as far as they know.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  MelGreece on Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:17 am

Anke Zekveld wrote:I do not know everything, Laughing but I have never heard of a Nebelung cattery in Greece. Laughing

I have to say that it is a beautiful cat, and it would win a special price in the look-a-like game. lol! But does it mather if it is a Nebelung or not? It is still lovely, but a cat breed is not only look-a like but also about genetic predictability, health and character. This beautifull cat does not have known parents.

Regards,

Anke

I do agree with you, and we will never find out about genetic predictability, as he is sterilised. Nor do we know about the parents.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  MelGreece on Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:25 am

The Grey wrote:Yes I agree. He looks like Nebelung. There are still catteries which you can not find on the web or people who do not speak english or french so it is always possible to find cat from unknown cattery like I found my first male cat.

BTW somebody told me a story about Nebelung lost in Greece but the story had happy end so there are Nebelungs in Greece

Would you by any chance remember where that cat was? I mean whether it was in Athens, and a more specific location? We have many cases of "illegal" catteries in Greece, I mean people who have their cats in uncontrolled breeding, all year round, in order to sell the kittens to petshops... there could be a worst case scenario: Gandalf turned out to be less authentic (he has a white locket) and the breeder got rid of him... if this is true, I should find that person and report him to the Greek Cat Association, because breeding is not just for the money... and cat breeding is a very dirty business sometimes in our country, we are trying to control those "catteries" in order to protect the animals and the people who might buy them in the long run, and find out they are sick, or not pure blood or ... well anything is possible.

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Re: Is it a Nebelung?

Post  The Grey on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:45 pm

I do not know details, I just talked with breeder who was sitting next to me on the show.
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