OMG!!!!This is hard!!!! I don't really have a favorite,because I like them all sooo much
Personally, all of my kitties are rescues. 2 are purebreed rescues (Jasmine- torti-point siamese..& Isabella- odd-eyed Turkish Angora.) 2 are moggies (Velvet- black dsh....& Abilene- dsh tiger tabbie) I love all of my babies equally and I think each of them are unique and beautiful. I would never personally buy a kitty from a breeder because there are way too many kitties out there in shelters that are euthanized on a daily basis because they need homes- purebreeds and non-purebreeds. I think every kitty is beautiful and deserves a wonderful forever home! I especially love shelter kitties and rescues- there are soo many different breeds, colors and personalities at animal reacuse- what's not to love!!!
I guess if i did have to choose just one favorite breed, it would be Turkish Angoras...because they are soo unique and stunningly gorgeous and elegant.They origionate from Turkey....and the AnkaraZoo has special permits and breeding programs there that focus mainly on Odd-Eyed Turkish Angoras. They are stunning! The prophet Muhommed had an odd-eyed Turkish Angora that he loved immensly- so that specific breed and type of kitty are really revered and popular there. So much to the extent that you have to have special permits to adopt a purebreed Turkish Angora from the Ankara Zoo. If say a breeder in the US wanted to start breeding Angoras and wanted to be 100% sure of the lineage, you would need to fly to Turkey, get permits, and get papers from the Ankara Zoo before you'd be able to fly back two in order to start a breeding program back in the USA. There are a few true Turkish Angora breeders in the US (many times people get confused and call their gorgeous kitties angoras because they resemble them...but a purebreed Turkish Angora in the US is pretty uncommon)....but they are few and far between. Some are in it for the love of the breed, and some, like Isabella's horrid breeder were just in it for the money- My little Isabella has direct lineage from Turkey.....yet her breeder didn't care about her, she only saw dollar signs- she beat her and abused her then dumped her off at the Memphis Animal Services with her papers and contact number
. Luckily,the rescue organization I volunteered with at the time rescued her and took her too our shelter. She was soo badly hurt and traumatized that I wound up fostering her...lets just say she never went back to be adopted out
. She adopted me and decided that she would like to make my house her home
. A little known fact about Turkish Angoras is that they do not have a second undercoat of fur like many longhaird breeds do...that makes it a bit easier to groom them and they virtually never matt
I will say that there are a few downsides to the Ankara Zoo- one of which is they only want White Turkish Angoras....this is because Muhommad's cat was a white odd-eyed Turkish Angora...so the other ones are seen as flawed or imperfect and many are thrown out on the streets. That makes me sooo sad!!!!!!
I wish I could save them all! All kitties reguardless of breed or coat color/pattern are beautiful!
here is the story of one ladies trip to the Ankara Zoo to adopt a Turkish Angorahttp://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...chner/Ezoo.htm
Here is some more information on the breed and another storyhttp://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profile...-angora01.html
My little Isabella