Turkish Angora

Photo: adult cat of Turkish Angora breed
Photo: kitten of Turkish Angora breed
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Life expectancy

The Turkish Angora has a life expectancy of between 15 and 18 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 13 in
Male Between 12 and 13 in

Adult weight

Female Between 4 and 11 lb
Male Between 4 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Turkish Angora costs between £150 and £200

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More details about the Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora: Origins and history

As its name suggests, the Turkish Angora originates from ancient Ankara, also called Angora, more than 2000 years ago. Imported to Europe in the 17th century by Pietro della Valle and Nicolas de Peiresc, this elegant cat with silky, mid-length fur quickly became the muse of artists and great European monarchs, who later discovered long-haired cats. Unfortunately, some dangerous cross-breeding led to the loss of its basic characteristics. The Second World War and the Turkish export ban almost got the better of this cat, but nobody was counting on the tenacity of an American couple, Mr. and Mrs. Grant, who are the originators of the modern Turkish Angora. It was not until the 1970s that this breed was officially recognised.

Turkish Angora: Purchase price

On average the price of a Turkish Angora kitten is between £150 and £200, the price varies depending on lineage, age, provenance and even gender. It costs on average £30/month to provide for its needs, to offer a quality diet and ensure it is healthy.

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