Cat Breeds – T – Y –


Cat Breeds – T – Y –




This new breed, originally Golden Siamese, is in the 30’s in North America and Canada created by the Siamese with the Burmese to cross.

However, he drew the public, at the time; it was the Burmese the Siamese firmer and more robust and less around than at present.

One has to wait until 1960 this cat, renamed Tonkinese, and would be appreciated.

In 1974, he was by the Canadian Cat Association and in 1978 by the C.F.A. recognized.

The Tonkinese remains, despite its popularity in the United States, rare in Europe.

In Netherlands to develop a SLH Tonkinese is being, this new breed is called Tibetan.

Both are in the Netherlands as the Tibetan Tonkinese recognized by the Federation Dutch cat associations (FNK).


The Tonkinese is of average size and of the Oriental type.

The body should be firm and muscled, with head, body, legs, feet and tail in proportion, so that there is a balanced whole.

The coat pattern is unique, the ears, the mask, legs, feet and tail are darker in hue, becoming to a lighter shade of the same color on the body.

The cat must be friendly and seem heavier than he is, Tonkinese can develop late, around their second year they are fully grown.

The Tonkinese fur-design is unique, it is a subtle color mixing of tones, from the darker eyes, mask, legs, feet and tail to lighter body color, and is quite different from a plain or pointed drawing.

The feet and legs are slightly lighter than the other points, but should fit in the color that the cat has.

The body color is to be progressively lighter towards the bottom.

The body must not exhibit non-tabby tabby drawing adult cats, the color of the hair should be lighter to the hair roots.

The development of the coat pattern in kittens can be slow and may exhibit a slight tabby drawing, which do not lose points.



Turkish Angora


The Turkish Angora was around 1700 is very popular at the French court and many a nobleman consider it an honor if he could get hold of such a white long haired cat.

Merchants and cross Knights had these cats brought from Turkey.

European settler’s names centuries later their own European cats with it to America and Canada, the Turkish Angora was, through the Vikings, already there.

From this mix of native European house cats, cats and the Turkish Angora was formed in the U.S. is Maine the Maine Coon.

Around the turn of the century was one from ignorance to cross to the Turkish Angora started with the larger and coarser built Afghan cat.

This one came to the Persian cat, this cat breed became very popular so the Turkish Angora in forget corner hit and even extinction.

The Turkish Government has commissioned a number of zoos a breeding programmed to at least the white Turkish Angora from extinction.

Not until the early 1960s, took interest in the Turkish Angora in America something in particular.

By the position of the white Turkish Angora has, it was virtually impossible to import to this cat.

But finally managed to legally America, for pick up a few pairs.

Via shows in America was again slightly larger and the interest by import from America and later also came directly from Turkey this variety will be back in the Western European countries.


The head is small to medium size, triangular, slowly tapered to the Chin, fairly flat skull.

The muzzle is hardly completed, rather long, without pinch; the nose is medium long and straight, without stop.

The powerful, slightly rounded chin forms a perpendicular line with the nose.

The ears are large, wide at the base, and pointed, lynx tufts might get placed high on the head and if possible lynx tips.

The eyes are large, almond-shaped and slightly oblique; all colors permitted provided command-line shell directly in harmony with the color of the coat.

The body is long, fine, straight and muscular chest; the shoulders must be as wide as the hips.

They have long, fine legs, hind legs longer than front legs, small oval feet or around, Tufts of hair between the toes.

The tail is long; the length is in proportion with the body.

The coat is mid-length, fine, silky texture, little undercoat.

At the height of the collar and the pants is the hair a little longer, as well as under the abdomen where it is slightly wavy, the first year the collar is not yet highly developed.

All colors are recognized, with any amount of white, except chocolate, Lilac, Cinnamon, Fawn and the Color-point and Burmese markings.

The color white is most appreciated.



Turkish Van


The Turkish Van is a more massive variation of the Turkish Angora, he gets its name from the ‘ of ‘ Lake, near Mount Ararat, located in Eastern Turkey.

It is a very ancient breed that is already in the eighteenth century.

It is only in 1955 that British breeders, Mrs. Laura Lushington, there are some imported to a real breeding program in Europe.

The F.I.FE race in 1969 and the G.C.C.F. have recognized, appeared in the United States from 1982 the Turkish Of where the C.F.A. and the T.I.C.A. recognized the breed.

Despite all this, it remains a very rare breed in Europe.


The head is medium to large, at least as long as broad, rounded lines.

Full, round snout, nasal bridge with a slight stop that then slightly curved.

The ears are large, wide at the base, set high on the head implant, with relatively rounded tops.

The eyes are large, walnut or peace-pit shaped, slightly angled, the eyelids are surrounded with pink.

The colors of the eyes are: blue, Amber or odd-eyed, green is allowed but to amber-colored eyes is preferred.

The body is long, large and firm, rounded chest, rather wide hips. Strong bones and well-developed muscles.

The legs are medium long; the hind legs are longer than the front legs, round feet, well developed her Tufts between the toes.

The tail is medium long, thick, lush hair that fuzzy, fluffy, or a plume tail.

The hair must be at least 5 cm long; the entire tail has a same flat color.

The coat is medium length to long, soft, silky, without woolly Undercoat.

The collar and the pants are lush hairy in the winter.

The coat color is pure white, this settlement of the spots is referred to as the ‘ from ‘ motif.

The main colors are recognized: Auburn (red) with white and cream with white.



York Chocolate


This is a new American cat, the first part of its name refers to the State of New York, where he originally comes from, and the second part to the chocolate brown color of the coat.

This breed was created in 1983 on a farm of Jannet Chiefari.

The ancestors were a few domestic cats of unknown origin.

The hangover was long-haired and black; the cat was long-haired and black and white.

Somewhere in their background went a trace of the Siamese.

Because of the opaque genetic background of this breed, the official cats cat show restraint in relation to these organizations.

As a result, he remained rare and there were no more than 100 copies around 1990.


The body of the York chocolate is quite long, should not be too heavy eyes muscular but in an elegant way.

The head is almost round, rounded skull, light bulb for head, medium long snout.

The ears are fairly large, wide apart standing, the dots are slightly rounded.

The eyes are relatively large, standing well apart, oval, slightly lemon-shaped, the eye color is golden to green.

The legs are long with fine bones and firm muscles, small, rounded feet, long hair between the toes.

The tail is long, thin, straight, sloping to a narrow tip and lush hairy.

The coat is medium length, fine, soft and silky, full of hairy tail, a collar may be present.

The color: chocolate brown, lilac and evenly the same shades in the bi-color version (with white).