- Intelligent and very affectionate.
- Good-natured and determined.
- Love aerial acrobatics and perching on high places.
According to legend, Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, possessed a Turkish Angora. Angoras found their way to Europe in the early 1600′s and were exported to America in the 1700′s. The breed was used extensively in Persian breeding programs to add length and silkiness to the Persian coat. The Turkish government started a breeding program to preserve the breed in the early part of the 20th century. Angoras were imported into the United States from Turkey in 1962, and were accepted for championship in the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) in 1973.
- Medium-sized with a long, lithe, graceful torso and fine bones.
- Head is wedge-shaped with tufted, long, pointed ears.
- Eyes are large and almond shaped and can be amber, green, blue, hazel, or odd eyed.
- Silky, non-matting coat is medium long, fine, and slightly wavy.
- Tail is plume like.
- Colors include any color or pattern with the exception of chocolate, lavender, or the himalayan pattern. White is the most frequently seen color.
Health and Wellness:
- Blue eyed white cats are frequently born deaf—a defect that is related to color, not to the Turkish Angora breed. Deafness should not be considered a major problem in an indoor pet.
- No breed specific genetic defects have been reported.
What you should know:
- Despite their graceful, delicate appearance, Angoras are very sturdy and strong.
- Many Angoras enjoy swimming.