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Turkish Angora

A blue-eyed and white coated Turkish Angora kitten
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Origins
The Turkish Angora originate from the Turkish ridge area. This is a truly ancient cat breed. Its European history traces back to 1500s while the first reference dates back to 6-7th century. According to the legend, Mohammed the prophet had an odd-eyed white cat Angora Muezza.
The appearance and popularity of the Turkish Angora changed over the centuries and appearance of the Persian cats led to its decline. Fortunately, Turkish government took steps to protect the breed with its best and most prominent traits: blue or odd-eyed cats with a white coat.
The Turkish Angora is a quite rare breed and while white is most treasured color it’s not the only color for the Angoras.

Temperament
The Turkish Angora are truly independent, however, extremely affectionate cats. They can also make a great companion for a talk. These chatty cats will gladly take your affection, rub on your leg but they won’t likely to sit on your lap.
These cats are independent and attention-seekers as well, they will always be somewhere nearby meowing gently and participating in all things you do.

Physical appearance
The Turkish Angora has a long well-built but elegant body with tender legs and long fluffy tail. Their coat is silky and long with no undercoat. The coat goes in a variety of colors, however, the white one is the most popular and a trademark of the Turkish Angora. The coat changes over the year and is much lighter in summer than in winter.
Even though the Turkish Angora is associated with white coat, these cats can be of any color and pattern, the same goes for the eye color. The most popular one is odd-eyed and blue but yellow and green can come across as well.

Health
The Turkish Angora is a healthy cat in general. However, it’s known that some of blue-eyed white cats are deaf. Nevertheless, deaf cats live a normal indoor life. The Angoras are easy to care. They require mush less grooming than longhair double-coated cats. Brushing them once a week s

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