How to identify a Turkish Angora cat? Compared to the Persian, it is smaller, with a body size ranging from small to medium. Its features are also rather delicate and its coat silky and long. It does not have an undercoat and is thus not very dense.
Its head is also small to medium in size and is of a modified wedge shape. Its tufted ears are set high and its large, almond-shaped eyes have a kind expression in them. The eye colour can be any hue and combination, although the most common are yellow, green, and blue. On some kitties, each eye may have a different colour. It also has been noticed that the side with the blue eye tends to be deaf whilst the other coloured one is not.
This cat’s body is long, slim, and finely boned. Its shoulders are of a similar width as its hips, with a rump higher than its shoulders. The long legs are also finely boned and sleek, with the hind legs longer than the ones on the front. Its paws are oval and small, whilst its tail is plumed and rather wider at its base. Overall, it can be said that this cat’s physique is like a ballet dancer’s.
Its beautiful, silky coat is semi long and soft to the touch. As it lacks an undercoat, the Turkish Angora’s fur is not likely to tangle or mat. As such, grooming is a rather simple enterprise with this breed.
The coat can come in one of a wide range of colours. However, it is best known in its white coat.