Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora Cat Breed
Size
Medium, with males weighing 7 to 10 pounds and females weighing 5 to 8 pounds
Coat
Semi-long, full, silky
Color
White, black, blue, cream and red, plus various patterns and shadings

An elegant, beautiful breed, the Turkish Angora has a soft, silky coat on a slender, finely boned frame with a full, tapering tail. This active, playful feline is sometimes called the ballerina of the cat fancy due to her gracefulness. One of the most extroverted cat breeds, the Angora loves being the center of attention and enjoys entertaining her human companions. This healthy breed usually lives a long life.

Did you know?

The Turkish Angora may have been the first longhair cat in Europe and is believed to have descended from longhair cats in Turkey, Russia and Persia. The breed is named for the former Turkish capital of Angora, today known as Ankara.

True Nature of Cats

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