Cats: Turkish Van vs Turkish Angora

11 years ago, I picked up an all white, mismatched eye-color, long-haired kitten from the local shelter.

Since then, I’ve seen a number of descriptions of the breed Turkish Angora. Bailey looks a lot like these, excepts with a heavier body. Recently, I found some info n the Turkish Van breed. Again, Bailey looks a lot like these, only all of the pictures of Turkish Vans I’ve seen have at least 2 colors on the body.

Does anyone know if there are any connections between the Turkish Angora and the Turkish Van breeds?

The thing with Angora cats is that you have to wash them in Woolite. It’s a bitch to get them to lie there and soak in it. :wink: