Facts about the Turkish Angora Cat
Since ancient times, humans have got to know several cat breeds that have fascinated us with their beauty and friendly and loving temperament. It’s no secret that cats were highly valued among the great civilizations. Turkey even consolidated a breed we know today as the Turkish Angora cat.
Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this domestic cat.
All you need to know about the Turkish Angora cat
This cat originated in Turkey, in the city formerly known as Angora (now known as the Ankara Province).
Although only the cats that come from there originally can be called “Angora”, this term has been used to designate long-haired cats.
This breed is quite unknown, despite being one of the oldest.
There are three different theories about the origin of the breed:
- It came from the “Palla’s cat”, a wild cat from China and Tartary.
- Transformation of domestic cats. It’s believed that cats began developing additional fur to protect themselves from high temperatures.
- Others believe that the Turkish Angora cat came from Persia thanks to the Islamic invasions of the fifteenth century.
Whatever its exact origin, we’re delighted to enjoy such a beautiful cat breed.
Moreover, there are very few Turkish Angora breeders in Europe. The reason? People are trying to preserve their characteristics in the purest states, thus avoiding alterations. Although this may seem unfortunate for many, it has allowed the preservation of the breed throughout the years.
Its size is medium and it has a small, triangular-looking head and almond-shaped, upward-inclined eyes.
Its body is strange, as it has fine bones and a non-athletic appearance.
The Turkish Angora has a posh and overly-long tail for its body.
The coat is the most striking aspect of this breed, as it’s long, silky, very shiny, and very soft.
The accepted colors are:
- Blue. A bluish ivory coat that merges with an intense blue in the tabby version. Its nose and footpads are pink.
- Red. When it only has one color and darker when its a tabby. In this case, it has a brick-red nose and paws.
- Brown. More of a copper color. If the cat is a tabby, it’s coat will be darker, almost black. Its paws and nose will be chocolate brown or black.
- Silver. A very pale silver that’s more jet when it’s a tabby. Its eyes are green and it has a brick-red nose and paws.
Turkish Angora cats are also accepted in the following colors: cream, tabby, and white.
This cat isn’t entirely independent, because it seems to become obsessed with its owner, whom it chases everywhere. In this regard, the Turkish Angora cat is clearly an unusual cat.
It loves living with only one or two people, in a quiet and peaceful place. Thus, it’s not a good cat breed for children. This is also because it loves being the center of attention and doesn’t like being held.
The Turkish Angora cat loves to climb and contemplate everything from the highest point of the house. This is why it’s common to find it on a curtain rod or somewhere like that.
This breed is educated, intelligent, affectionate, playful, and fit to live inside a house, if the space isn’t too small.
It’s obedient and, due to become obsessed with its owner, meaning you can teach it approximately 10 orders.
This breed requires special coat care. Due to its length and silkiness, you need to brush it daily to keep it shiny and remove dead hair.
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