The Turkish Angora is an elegant, well
balanced, attractive cat. She belongs to the Semi-Longhair breeds. Her coat is without any
woolly undercoat and therefore extremely easy to look after. Like many other breeds,
Turkish Angoras differ in their physical appearance. It is a question of personal standard
interpretation by the different breeders, judges and owners. This standard (below)
describes in words, how a Turkish Angora should look like.
My special thanks to David Brinicombe of the British FIFe member club CA, who sent me the original English version of FIFe-STANDARD TUA (10.1.94)
TURKISH ANGORA [TUA] STANDARD
|General||Appearance||Very well proportioned in all aspects, graceful and lithe , giving the impression of grace and flowing motion|
|Size||medium size for females
males are slightly larger
|Head||Shape||small to medium size, wedge shaped, wide at the top , tapering slightly towards the chin|
|Nose||of medium length, gentle slope, no stop or break|
|Chin||gently rounded, the tip to form a perpendicular line with the nose|
|Ears||Shape||long, pointed, wide at the base;
well furnished and tufted
|Placement||set high on the head, erect|
|Eyes||Shape||large, almond in shape;
slanting slightly upwards
|Colour||All colours allowed.|
|Neck||of medium length; slender and graceful|
|Body||Structure||fine boned ; light framed chest, torso slender, graceful, lithe.
Hind part slightly higher than front.
hind legs longer than the front legs
|Paws||small, round and dainty;
tufts between the toes
|Tail||long and tapering; wide at the base, narrow at the end.
The tail is carried lower than the body, but not trailing down. When moving the tail is carried horizontally over the body, sometimes almost touching the head.
|Coat||Structure||Body coat of medium length; long at the frill.
The hair is very fine and shows a silky-like sheen. The coat is silky and sleek, slightly wavy on the stomach.
|Colour||All colours are allowed, including all varieties with white; except pointed patterns, Burmese factor, chocolate and lilac, cinnamon and fawn colours.|
|Disqualification||Body||Persian body type|
|Head||general shape, forehead, jaw and teeth, chin
Shape and placement of ears
|Eyes||shape and colour||10|
|Body||shape, size, bone structure
legs and shape of paws
|Tail||shape and length||15|
|Coat||quality and texture, length||15|
For recognized colour varieties refer to Maine Coons (FIFe's "red" book)
13th February 1999