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Is my cat a Turkish Angora?

post #1 of 12
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Hi all. As suggested in my introductory thread, I'd like to ask if any experts here can identify my cat as a Turkish Angora?

Some background info - I don't know if he is one or not because I found him abandoned as a kitten in the middle of the road a few months ago. At first I thought he was a mix but something about his coat, eyes, demeanour(friendlist cat I've ever had) had me suspecting otherwise. I came across a pet thread on another forum where i saw some pictures of Turkish Angoras and I immediately thought he looks a lot like one.

He has a single layer silky soft, gorgeous coat. Mostly white with some orange. Amber, almond shaped eyes. Bushy tail, ringed pattern. His facial features are quite sharp, and it almost seems like he's developing a 'mane' around his neck.



post #2 of 12
Your cat is a domestic medium hair.
post #3 of 12
Hi,

I'm going with missymotus- if your cat were a TUA he'd been sold with a pedigree. It's highly unlikely that a breeder would loose a kitten

regards,

Christine
post #4 of 12
Its possible there could be TA in the background, but unlikely. Keep in mind that there are similar breeds that have a single coat with sharper features (Oriental longhairs for example).

He's a very pretty marked cat, but he would be considered a domestic longhair (while some say "medium" - there really is only short or long hair cats).
post #5 of 12
He looks a lot like the elderly giant that turned up at my place last year. I've never seen hair on a cat like this guy has, he'd been on his own for a while, and it took weeks to get the mats and twigs and garbage out of his coat.

Of course he hates to be brushed, and needs it twice daily. Might be why his previous owners had the poor thing declawed? He's about 20 pounds and so long that one end or the other (usually the business end) is always hanging over the side of the litterbox.

My grand daughter, after looking at countless breeds on the internet declared him to be a Turkish Angora, but who would let a cat of that value out to fend for himself and not contact animal control or post or respond to a flyer when he failed to come home?
post #6 of 12
He is most likely a domestic. It's highly unlikely he's a purebred of any sort. He's gorgeous.
post #7 of 12
Eh, even if he's not, you can still call him whatever you like! I'll identify my cats as a specific breed if they have uncanny resemblences, even though, to the best of my knowledge, they're all probably "mutts". Bayliss, for example, has some white splotches that make him an "everycat", but with his big round head, squatty body, and chatty demeanor, he'll always be my little Bombay!
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Keycube View Post
Eh, even if he's not, you can still call him whatever you like! I'll identify my cats as a specific breed if they have uncanny resemblences, even though, to the best of my knowledge, they're all probably "mutts". Bayliss, for example, has some white splotches that make him an "everycat", but with his big round head, squatty body, and chatty demeanor, he'll always be my little Bombay!
I tell people my cat is a LSH torbie and they're usually sure she's this very fancy purebred You can say yours is an LSH bicolor white and orange. Last time I was trying to find homes to stray kittens, a lady asked me on the phone what breed they were and I said domestic Shorthair. She was Googling it right away and mentioned what a beautiful breed they were
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by skurm View Post
I found him abandoned as a kitten in the middle of the road

Good "you did had your eyes with you". Some do find a dime or even a whole dollar on the pavement. Others do find a sweetie pie in the middle of the road.

Dont forget to buy a lottery ticket too, chances are your good luck will held!


you can surely call him a domestic of Turkish-angora - type, if you wish.


(btw, afaik the turkish angoras and turkish wans are the common domestic cats there around the Van sea in Turky.)
post #10 of 12
Oh, he's gorgeous!!!
post #11 of 12
Absolutely gorgeous cat! Most probably not Turkish Angora, they are not a common breed, and it would be very unlikely indeed to find one wandering the streets. If you found a possible Siamese or Persian or a crossbreed with either of those I would think yeah that's possible because there are a lot of them around, but a Turkish Angora? Probably not.

He is a lovely looking cat though
post #12 of 12
Just like to say

YOUR CAT IS GORGEOUS!

Is his name Carrot?
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