The premise of the Thai cat is to help preserve the old look, yet provide a future that focuses on healthy diversified lines and the authenticity and personality of the Old-style Siamese. Thailand where it remains a popular cat. Cat fanciers were impressed with the graceful, «marten-faced» cats so very different from the cobby, rounder native breeds and longhairs. Western breeders wanted to emphasise and augment the qualities that made the cats so different and through selective breeding, they developed an increasingly elongated, angular, finer-boned type of Siamese.
This «modern» or «show-style» type of Siamese dominated in the show halls beginning in the latter half of the 20th century. In the early 1990s a pioneering German woman introduced a Siamese cat that represented the classic look of the Old-style Siamese to the show halls in Europe. Mrs Anneliese Hackmann called the cat «Thai. Her dedication to revitalizing the old look using Siamese bloodlines inspired European breeders to begin breeding and showing a cat called «Thai. As a result, numerous independent clubs developed their own breed standards so their members would promote these cats. Across the Atlantic in North America, another breeder worked passionately to preserve old bloodlines that were not seen in the show-style Siamese.
This breeder traveled to Thailand to import new bloodlines. Hannover, Germany, to introduce the Thai breed proposal. 2010 this very old breed moved through the New Breed process in TICA, requiring documentation of active breeders, registration of cats and litters and showing cats in many different regions. On January 20, 2010, the TICA board voted to advance the Thai to Championship status beginning on May 1, 2010. On that date, the Thai began competing along with the other breeds in TICA Championship classes. The uniqueness of the Thai breed, in addition to its being a moderate-looking pointed cat, is that it has the potential to produce healthy and genetically diversified show cats. Thai from the Western Siamese and the Tonkinese played a major role in the acceptance of the Thai in the show halls.
This page was last edited on 3 July 2017, at 16:47. Turkish Angora cat information, pictures. Turkish Angora cats are happy to play, equally happy to relax and not particularly demanding of time. Indoor Cat or Outdoor Cat? The Turkish Angora cat is an ancient, naturally occurring breed, originally from the Angora or Ankara region of Turkey. Angoras became wildly popular among the European elite and were symbols of status, particularly in France and Germany, until Persian cats arrived with an even fuller coat and more exotic appearance.
Turkish Angora is quite a different cat from the Persian, both in body style, head structure and personality. The head is angular with no snub to the nose, the structure is slim, agile and long-limbed, and the personality is alert, busy and very cat-like. Lean, lithe and athletic, the Turkish Angora will happily take to your lap, but would like a little activity first, and definately enjoys the outdoors. Angora cat requires much less grooming. The coat is silky and straight and has no undercoat so only moderate but regular attention is required, and the time required still needs to be considered. How Do You Describe a Turkish Angora Cat?
They are an excellent choice for singles and calm households and can excel as loving companions. These are slender, small-sized cats that have few breed-related health issues, but deafness is common in blue-eyed individuals. Because it is fairly active and desires interaction, the Turkish Angora can be a nice cat for the right family but it is very sensitive to rough or boisterous handling, and noisy environments. There are better choices for young, enthusiastic children. It is a relatively common pure-bred or «pedigreed» domestic cat breed. Although the classic Turkish Angora cat is pure white with blue eyes, the breed standard actually allows for over twenty different colors and coat patterns.
The lovely appearance and personality of this cat have been relatively unchanged for centuries and with good reason. As one of the oldest breeds in existence, the Turkish Angora is truely a premier domestic companion and one of the most recognizable pure-bred cats in the world. Turkish Angora kittens are busy and active, but tend to be thoughtful and gentle too. They are, however, so curious and playful they may put themselves in dangerous situations until they learn their limitations. Kitten-proofing is definitely recommended for anyone considering adopting or purchasing any kitten. High furniture should be off limits, caution should be taken when holding these little youngsters, particularly when carrying them across hard wood or tile floors, and spaces under counters and doors should be blocked off, as they have a very strong urge to explore. Turkish Angora kitten looks a bit different from an adult. They tend to be rounder and fluffier when in their first weeks, and then go through a bit of a gangly, teen-age stage at around five months, before becoming the ravishing creatures they were destined to be at about one year old. Although it is a very well-known breed, they are not always readily available and one looking for an Angora kitten to buy may have to search a bit to find an Angora breeder.