Turkey cat, Turkish Van Cat

       And the length of the hair is very smooth, just like that of Turkey. In addition to the head, ears and tail with cream yellow or light brown stripes, there is no hair, the appearance is very beautiful and lovely. It has a broad wedge-shaped head, small ears and large oval eyes. Turkic cat originated from the Van Lake area of Turkey. It was mutated from Turkish Angora cat. Strictly speaking, it is a strain of Angora cat.

       The Turkish Van Cat is a kind of half long haired cat. The eyes are usually amber or blue, or a combination of both. Like other cats, the ears with blue eyes are prone to hearing impairment due to the albino gene. The following cat encyclopedia column will introduce the detailed features:


       Most cats have three different kinds of fur: warm, heat-resistant and waterproof hair, and soft, curly inner fur. But there is only one kind of Turkish cat: it has the texture of rabbit hair or cashmere wool and can be quickly dried after being wet. The climate of fan lake is very extreme, and van cat will change its hair to adapt to the weather. The hair grows thick in winter, and the hair on the neck looks like a big fold. In the warm summer, the hair will fall off a lot and become very short, except that the tail is still like winter, like a bottle brush.

       The Vatican is often confused with the Turkish Angora, a long haired cat from central Turkey, but the difference is obvious when the two are put together.

       Because of the migration of Turkish migratory birds and the occurrence of bird flu, the Vatican cat is now facing a great survival crisis in Turkey.

       Body type:

       It has a long and strong body, muscular shoulders, wedge-shaped head, large and hairy ears, a slender nose and colored ends, and pink paws. The eyes are round and amber; the tail is long and the coat is dense and golden brown.

       The Turkish Van cat has a dense, soft, silky coat, but no wool like undercoat. In winter, its coat is comparable to that of BT house; in summer, it gradually falls off. The base of the coat is white with golden brown markings on the front of the ear and dark on the tail.


       Medium length, strong build, rather stout. It weighs about 3 to 8.5 kg.


       Medium to large. The length is at least equal to the width. Arc line. No edges, no straight lines. The cheekbones are high. The snout is plump and round. The nose is slightly terminated with a delicate Eagle hook on the tip of the nose. The boundary between the snout and the cheek is quite obvious. The chin is a little round.


       Large, base broad, high position, ear tip slightly rounded.


       Large, chestnut or walnut shaped, with slightly raised eye tips. The eyelids are highlighted in pink. Color: blue, amber or different colors. Green is acceptable, but amber is preferred.


       Short and stout.


       Long, large, strong. The rib cage is round. The hips are quite wide. The skeleton is large and muscular.

       Legs and claws:

       Moderately long. The hind legs are longer than the front legs. The bones are medium-sized and muscular. The claws are round. The hair between the toes is thick.


       It is moderately long and thick, and the covering coat is thick and villous. At least 5 cm long. The color of the tail is evenly distributed.


       Half to long, soft, silky, without woolly undercoat. In winter, the collar hair and trousers hair is rich. Pure white coat, reddish brown or cream with symmetrical markings. The base of the ear is separated by a white flame pattern. This arrangement is called “fan Lake” pattern. The main colors recognized are: red with white, cream with white.

       Adverse features:

       There are more than three plaques in the body. There are no flame lines on the face. The mottling is unevenly distributed. The tail coloring starts too early on the back.

       Characteristics of Turkish Van Cat: special tenacity, good environmental tolerance, very lively, love swimming. Although once considered aggressive, the breed has become very friendly in modern times through the efforts of breeding experts.

       Fur color introduction:

       Turkic cat hybrids are not allowed. Acceptable colors are as follows:

       1. Milky yellow cat (milky yellow markings contrast with white chalk like fur. The vertical downward white spots on the face extend all the way through the nose, dividing the color area on the head into two parts. The color area on the head is limited above the eyes and cannot extend beyond the heel of the ear. The ear itself is white, with a pale yellow pink inside. The tail should be pure cream yellow and may extend slightly up to the back.)

       2. Reddish brown cat (the striped pattern is very important, the reddish brown hair area on the head is limited above the eyes and cannot extend behind the ears. The nose is white, and the clear vertical white spots divide the reddish brown area on the head into two parts, and the tail is also reddish brown.)