Is This a Turkish Angora?
Is this a Turkish Angora? I got her from a shelter. She's quiet but sweet. I post my question on yahoo and people said it's unlikely that an angora could end up at a shelter.
Hi..We had a similar question recently. You might have seen the post and answers:
She is odd eyed (amber and blue eyes) and has a pure white coat. This is the colour combination of the pure white classic Turkish Angora cat. That is a good start but not conclusive as cats other than Turkish Angoras have odd eyes which are due to the gene that makes the cat white (the blue eye has pigment taken from it as has the coat).
Rescue cats can be purebred cats but the most common rescue cat will be a stray cat. I don't think you can tell for sure if a cat or is not a purebred cat from appearance no matter how close the appearance is to "type" (the required appearance by the breed standard).
You will need some more evidence. Purebred cats have a formal pedigree, a history of breeding charting parents and grandparents. This proves that they are purebred and come from a Turkish Angora.
She is possibly a TA or a TA look-a-like.
All that said she is very attractive and glamorous looking. And thanks for asking.