Turkish Angora?

by Joni

Leo relaxing in the window

Leo relaxing in the window

We adopted a sweet kitty from the Austin Siamese Rescue, but after seeing some pics of a Turkish Angora, I wonder if this is what our new baby is, or at least a part?

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Nov 03, 2011
I have exactly the same cat
by: Anonymous

I have exactly the same cat - could be mine there with all papers. Mine is a 100 percent Turkish Angora! Solved! Well done!

Oct 31, 2011
Maybe ...
by: Anonymous

we have a Turkish Angora, she is the most beautiful creature we have ever known. She looks similar to Leo. You will know if he is a Turkish Angora by the long, EXTREMELY soft and silky fur which doesn't mat or knot. They also have what I call "weeds" - long bits of silky fur in between their toes and out of their ears. They also have a wedge-shaped head and the most amazing personality that will steal your heart and make you love them forever!

Aug 19, 2011
Maybe not a Turkish Angora?
by: Heather, LA

With the way that the undercoat looks, and the shape of the head, I think it might be something else. I have a very good friend who has a cat that looks almost identical, it was a white Norwegian Forest cat.

They have glossy top coat with a thick undercoat, a triangular head, and can get to be as big as a Maine Coon. Hope this helps?

Dec 28, 2010
We're in love
by: Joni

Leo has blue eyes, Caroline. It is obvious he was taken from his mother too soon as he sits on my lap or high on my chest as I recline and he 'nurses' on his own fur - several times a day. Poor little orphan.

Sometimes I call him 'Little Boy Blue.' He has the sweetest little blue eyes - almost cross-eyed at times. Then he has this huge, fluffy tail that stands straight up when he's walking around. SO cute. His nose and paw pads are pink. :)

Dec 13, 2010
Perhaps ...
by: Caroline (Admin)

Hello Joni, thank you for your question and picture of Leo. Your question sent me scurrying to find my cat breed books, as I must admit I'm not an expert on long-haired white cats!

I guess Leo could be a Turkish Angora, although from your picture it looks as if he has quite a thick coat, and while Turkish Angoras are long-haired cats, they have long silky fur without thick undercoats.

What color eyes does Leo have? There are three varieties of White Angora - amber-eyed, blue-eyed, and odd-eyed (one eye of either color).

Without knowing a cat's parentage it's not possible to say for sure that the cat is definitely one breed or another, but it is possible that Leo has some Turkish Angora genes.

What is certain, however, is that he's an absolutely beautiful cat! And it's wonderful that he's got a new home with you now.

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