Are My Adorable Boys Turkish Angoras?
by Michelle Mullens
At the kitchen sink - love running water!
My boys were strays along with their sisters and seal-point mother. I adopted them through an all-breed rescue group. I was very surprised when a TA breeder said they might be Turkish Angoras!
My boys are special; I wonder if anyone else thinks they are TAs?
Also, I would really appreciate name suggestions for my babies! They're so adorable I can't settle on anything and have come up with but turned down a diversity of names like Basil, Cisco, Nicholas, Christian, Keyoki, and more "not quite right" ideas.
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Hi....Michelle.. Well what can I say. They are adorable; very impressive looking cats. Championship material!
And a great photo of them too, by the way.
I think this is a case where your cats have a good amount of Turkish Angora genes in them but that they are not purebred Turkish Angora. A visitor kindly explained his argument as to why the Turkish Angora genes pop up quite a lot.
That said we don't know. They may be purebred without documentary evidence (pedigree). Loving water as you say also helps indicate that there is some TA in there.
The boy nearest the window seems to have faint red (orange) pointing.
As to names, for cats this glamorous, the standard names are hard to accept! Of course, the breeders make up incredible names and then a short nickname.
I'll stick my neck out and get shot down in suggesting:
Asil and Aslan. The first means Noble in Turkish and the second means Lion (
for the red pointed boy).
An alternative for the red pointed boy might be Aydan, which means "little fire". I tend to modify names (make them cuter) over time but I think these names could be modified easily.