Is a Turkish Van rare?

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Is a Turkish Van rare?

According to the Cat Fanciers Association, only about 100 Turkish Vans are produced in the U.S. each year, which is why the Van is one of the rarest cat breeds in the world to this day.

What's unusual about the Turkish Van cat breed?

The Turkish van has unusual markings, known as the "van pattern", which consists of an almost all-white body with color on the face and tail. Some vans also have a small rounded notch where the shoulder blades meet.

How much is a Turkish Van cat worth?

Turkish Van cats cost between $900 - $1600.

Are Turkish Vans good pets?

Turkish Van cats have outgoing, affectionate personalities and are friendly, especially with their beloved human family members. Because of their even temperament, they get along well with other cats, dogs, and respectful children.

Do Turkish Vans have health issues?

Turkish vans are generally very healthy. However, they can cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common heart disease in cats. Takeaway Points: A Turkey Van may not be the right cat for a particularly organized person. Their large stature and bouncy personality can create a mess.

Why do Turkish Vans love water?

Wrens have a unique coat texture that makes their fur water-resistant, allowing them to wade through the water happily. Locals nicknamed them "swimming cats." In 1955, two British women traveling in Turkey discovered the van's love of water when someone gifted them a male and female pair.

How long do Turkish Vans live?

The expected lifespan of a Turkish Van cat is 12-17 years. Although cats of this breed have an average life expectancy, a cat's longevity can be affected by several factors, including their diet, exercise regimen, living environment, and whether they have any health problems.

Are Turkish Vans deaf?

Genetics As a very old, naturally occurring breed, the Turkish Wren is largely free of genetic problems and breed-related health defects. Unlike the Turkish Angora, the Turkish Van does not have a deafness problem.

Can a Turkish Van have green eyes?

This breed has soft, colored ears and a white coat with a colored tail. Turkish Vans have blue or golden eyes, and sometimes one of each color.

What is the difference between a Turkish Van and a Turkish Angora?

Although similar in appearance to its cousin, the Turkish Van, the Turkish Angora is shorter in build and lacks the distinctive markings of the Van around the eyes. Angora's almond-shaped eyes can be amber, blue, green, or even odd-eyed.

Can Turkish Van cats be all white?

Genetically, Turkish Vans are not white cats. All that white fur is a large patch over a red, black, tabby, blue, or cream coat.

Are Turkish Vans good hunters?

As a 'natural' race with little human intervention, the Van retains many of the natural instincts of their Turkic ancestors. They are excellent hunters, and as an indoor cat, you will see this instinct come alive when they play with you and your family.

How do you take care of a Turkish Van?

The Turkish Wren is a semi-long-haired cat that needs regular grooming. You will need to brush your cat's beautiful white coat at least once a week. A weekly brush will prevent Turkwein's coat from becoming matted and tangled.

How much does it cost to adopt a Turkish Van?

Turkish Van kittens are surprisingly adoptable, considering how rare the breed is. You may need to do a lot of searching before you find a Turkish Van breeder near you. The average cost to adopt one is in the $400–$1,500 range.

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