Bella, the dilute torti, is especially affectionate. They are in a bedroom right now so they can become acclimated to the resident house cats, rather than outside in their crates. Although this wasn't really what we were looking for we are hopeful that they will eventually decide to go catch some rats! If not, at least we got some long-term residents out of the shelter. Either way they will be well-loved and cared for. :-)
Just out of curiosity, what is the process for evaluating temperament for cats? We were surprised that Bella, who had been at the shelter for two months, was labeled as feral. After a couple days with us she was purring, head-butting us and weaving through our ankles. I know shelter life can be stressful, but this seems kind of an extreme transformation.
Thanks again for checking in, I'll try to send some pictures later.