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Any Turkish Angora breeders/owners?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
If you are, could you please pm me? I'd like to know about personality and grooming requirements please! We don't have any any Turkish Angoras or Vans in asia right now (that I know of) and you can only read/research so much!

Thanks!
post #2 of 15
I had a Turk for awhile - got him as a kitten and showed him but he didn't like shows as an adult. Placed him in a home where someone really wanted him (had to place most of the cats before moving).

Turks are active cats - some are talkers, some not. They DO like to play in water (like their cousins the Turkish Vans ). As far as grooming - they don't have the double coat and don't tangle/mat as easily as a persian. A few times a week combing is about all they need.
post #3 of 15
Ari is half Angora - the large, active, white half! His brothers got the long coats so I don't have that problem.
post #4 of 15
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Thanks ladies...I'm looking for a long hair breed to complete my cattery - I'm preferring the Angora over the van (all that white!). No forest cats and flat faced cats for me!!!

Anybody know any breeders who would entertain casual enquiries? I'm not looking to buy (yet), just looking to chat!
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I had a Turk for awhile - got him as a kitten and showed him but he didn't like shows as an adult. Placed him in a home where someone really wanted him (had to place most of the cats before moving).

Turks are active cats - some are talkers, some not. They DO like to play in water (like their cousins the Turkish Vans ). As far as grooming - they don't have the double coat and don't tangle/mat as easily as a persian. A few times a week combing is about all they need.
Thanks GK!

They sound like Abys! Any idea on the approximate size of a full grown cat? Equivalent to Birmans, Ragdolls or Norwegians?
post #6 of 15
Most Turks are about mid range 10-13 lbs - some are larger.
post #7 of 15
I have a Turkish Angora male, he is white with green eyes.
He is very playfull. But he became a little shy recently but the breed is known for its people oriented character.
I go to catshows with him sometimes and he is 5th best neutered cat of my country for the showseison 2005/2006.

Here he is:



post #8 of 15
Gorgeous boy, Debby! Does he like to run through the house and hang from the door frames like my Aristotle?
post #9 of 15
VERY nice turk male - I can see why he's done so well in the shows
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Kattengek,

He's absolutely lovely!

I thought Angoras come in all colors? And all colors are acceptable for show? If white is the preferred color, I think I may have to look into vans!

I really like the idea of a solid red Angora (but then I like the idea of any cat solid red!). Has anyone seen one?
post #11 of 15
Thank you

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Does he like to run through the house and hang from the door frames like my Aristotle?
Yes he loves to run through the house But he doesn't hang from the doorframes He''s a very playfull boy!

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I thought Angoras come in all colors? And all colors are acceptable for show? If white is the preferred color, I think I may have to look into vans!

I really like the idea of a solid red Angora (but then I like the idea of any cat solid red!). Has anyone seen one?
Yes for show they come in all natural colors (not pointed like the siamese or colors like lilac and chocolate etc.)
I've seen some nice red ones on shows
post #12 of 15
I've seen red tabbies at the shows, but not solid reds. Originally the Turkish Zoo killed or got rid of any colored turks other then the whites. So the color genes are still there. But white is a dominate color and for generations of white to white to white, you got the majority of whites. Its only been recent that the other colors were finally accepted in the breed for showing and now you have colored angoras being shown and bred more often.

The whites are STILL the typiest in the show ring tho.
post #13 of 15
Not to hijack the thread but...

I thought there was no such thing as solid red. That literally red could not exist without the tabby pattern? Maybe I'm on dope, LOL.

I have to say that my hubby's cat when I met him was a "supposed" Turkish Angora, white, odd-eyed. OK, she probably wasn't a purebred, but her coat and body were very Angora-like. And her purrsonality!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
I think it's true enough that there is no such thing as a solid red...there would always be some slight tabby markings...but I can always dream can't I? The most solid red coat I've ever seen was in a CFA Yearbook - I think it was 2002 or 03, there was an almost solid red persian that was I think in the top 10 best cats of the year...wow!
post #15 of 15
Ah.. the turkish cats... I prefer a Van to an Angora myself, but that's because of where my dad is from , I think.. in Ankara, the Van is to be preferred. (which is odd, considering word origin) Below is (the head of) my Vankedi.
he's very affectionate and talkative, and has a strange sort of meow that sounds almost more like clucking (but also shy, though I think that's because we so rarely have non squeally people over.He's terrified of my mother, but then that's because she finds it neccesary to make high pitched noises at him and he thinks she's trying to do something dubious to him.) he loves to play with water (but not have a bath) and if we're not areful, we have to fish his toys out of the toilet or the water bowl. He also has a bizarre tendancy to drink water (or milk) with his paw.
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