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Turkish Angora Cat

Turkish Angora Cat


Turkish Angora Cat

The longhaired Angora cat breed as some believe is not the source for angora sweaters, even though it’s fur is certainly soft enough. This natural breed takes his name from the city of Ankara in Turkey, which was formerly known as Angora.

For many centuries, these cats have been souvenirs for both invaders and visitors to Turkey, and may have been the first longhaired cats to arrive in Europe.

Turkish Angora Cat Information

The cats population started to disappear and were saved only through a breeding program started by the Ankara Zoo. Angoras were first brought to the United States in 1954 where breeders took an interest in them, but it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that recognition for the breed was sought from the Cat Fanciers Association. The CFA began registering the cats in 1968 and granted full recognition to white Turkish Angoras in 1972. Colored Turkish Angoras cat were accepted in 1978. Today the cats are recognized by most North American cat registries.

Turkish Angora Cat Breed Information

The Turkish Angora is a small to medium-size cat, weighing  5 to 9 pounds.

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