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  •   Angora 

General information

  • Developed in the UK from descendants of a cross between a Siamese Siamese and an Abyssinian Abyssinian which carried the long hair gene.
  • Essentially a semi-longhaired, man-made breed of Oriental type, they may be outcrossed to Orientals Oriental shorthair, Siamese Siamese and Balinese Balinese.
  • Known as Javanese Javanese , Mandarin or Oriental Longhair  Oriental Longhair overseas.
  • Provisional status from June 1998.
  • Oriental in temperament and voice.
  • Needs little grooming.

Biological data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -


  • Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs -

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