Angora cat

The name of Angora cat can create confusion. It differs enough from the Oriental Longhair cat and of the Turkish Angora cat, and it does not descend the so-called cat Angora from the 19th century. In fact, this breed emerged by accident.




In the Decade of 1960, the English breeder Maureen Silson coupled a Abyssinian cat sorrel and a Siamese cat dotted seal to create a siamese with pointed tips. Their descendants inherited the cinnamon feature (chestnut called the Abyssinian), creating Oriental Longhair cats cinnamon, and the gene for long hair, recessive in the Abyssinian cat, What created this race, known as Angora cat to 2003. The Eastern long-haired (Angora) is only recognized in Great Britain, although in North America it was called Oriental Longhair cat until another race with the same name was created there. For further confusion, in Europe, this race has been called Javanese cat, a name used for some various hair long in North America, and at one point was also known as Mandarin cat.

Physical characteristics

The Oriental Longhair cat is slender, but not extremely. Their legs are muscular, and their wedge-shaped head is not too long. Its fine, silky fur has no Undercoat and falls straight to the body. As a long-haired cat, the angora is relatively easy to care for. His eyes, Green in all varieties, less blank, they are somewhat slanted.

Character and skills

The personality of this breed reveals its kinship with the Siamese. They are playful cats, curious and sociable, they like to live with many cats and they are somewhat noisy.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle
Photo: Wikipedia

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