Turkish Angora

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Turkish Angora cat overview

Originated from WesternTurkey, and the area around Ankara (formerly Angora). Cats were bought from Ankara Zoo and taken to America in 1962 where breeders started to revive the breed. The breed almost disappeared as a separate breed in the early 1900s when it was used for breeding with the Persian.

They are highly intelligent, affectionate and outgoing cats who make devoted and loyal companions. Can become bored and lonely if left alone for long periods of time. Requires only minimal grooming (once a week recommended).

Other known names for Turkish Angora cat

Ankara Kedisi, Ankara cat

Turkish Angora foreign names

Turkse Angora (Dutch), Angora Turc (French), Türkisch Angora (German), Angorá turco (Spanish)



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Biological data

Fine-boned, slender with firm musculature.
Head is a smooth wedge shape. Eyes are large and almond-shaped.
Hair quality
Single-coated semi longhair.
Tail and ruff are long, fine and full with a silk-like sheen.
White has been the favorite in the past but many other colours and patterns occur - black, red, parti-color, bi-color and tabby.
The colours that result from hybridization - lilac, chocolate and colorpoints -  are the exceptions.
Eye colours
Blue, green, green-gold, amber or odd-coloured. Eye color has no relationship to cat colour, and the depth of colour of the eyes can change as the cat matures.

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Turkish Angora cat – Breed standard

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Turkish Angora cat references and further reading

Turkish Angora Pages


Turkish Angora Fanciers International

Turkish Cat Society

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Turkish Angora cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
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