Turkish Angora Cat - Breed Profile
Breed Description and Pictures Submitted by:
- Kaeleron Turkish
- The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat. Turkish
Angoras are one of the ancient, naturally-occurring cat breeds, having
originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region. There seems to be a
connection between Ankara Cats and Persians (see below), and the Turkish
Angora is also a distant cousin of the Turkish Van.
Colors and Coats Types Available - They mostly have a
white, silky, medium-long length coat, no undercoat and fine bone structure.
Although they are known for their shimmery white coat, currently there are
more than twenty varieties including black, blue, reddish fur. They come in
tabby and tabby-white, along with smoke varieties, and are in every color
other than pointed, lavender, and cinnamon (all of which would indicate
breeding to an outcross).
Eyes may be blue, green or amber, or even one blue and one
amber. The W gene responsible for white coat and blue eye is closely related
to the hearing ability, and presence of a blue eye can indicate the cat is
deaf to the side the blue eye is located. However, a great many blue and
odd-eyed white cats have normal hearing, and even deaf cats lead a very
normal life if indoors.
Ears are pointed and large, eyes are almond shaped and the
head is massive with a two plane profile. Another characteristic is the
tail, which is often kept parallel to the back.
Grooming and Care - Turkish Angoras
have no undercoat which makes them a very easy to maintain. You get the
beauty of a longhair cat without the maintenance.
Suitable Environment - Turkish Angoras get along very
well with any breed as they do not feel the need to be an "alfa" cat.
Turkish Angoras get along well with dogs as well as small children.
Personality Traits - Turkish Angoras
are very intelligent and have almost a dog like temperament. They love to
retrieve toys and love to ride your shoulders.
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