by Mary Oppman
I was intrigued when I came across your site. I have three rescues, one of which looks so much like Tanje, another kitty from California I saw here.
I could not believe it, even as kittens, they look alike. I always thought Frankie had the look of a TA.
He is my little love, but he is not so little anymore, I know he is much larger than your kitty, he is about 15 lbs, very long and lean.
He will be 4 years old in February. He came from a colony of feral cats behind my vet's office. My Vet rescued him at about 3-4 weeks old, when the mother cat moved he and his sister right next to a busy highway.
My husband and I met and adopted him at 3 months old. What a little fireball he was then and still is!
Hi Mary.... The Turkish Angora is a cat breed that goes back a long way. The genes that produce the appearance of the Turkish Angora will have spread from Turkey over centuries and be found in domestic and feral cats all over the world I suspect.
I have a black moggie (Charlie) who has some Siamese in him, I believe, because of his oriental face (long face) and load voice. The Siamese cat is another with a long history.
That said the original Turkish Angoras in Turkey don't really look that much like the cats in the West because of selective breeding over a ling time. See Turkish Angora in Turkey.
Frankie is a fine looking cat. Thanks for visiting.
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