With their heterochromia – completely different coloured eyes – and their often snow-white fur, Van cats, a particular landrace of the home cat discovered within the Lake Van space of jap Turkey, have for ages enchanted all who laid eyes upon them. So, it’s only anticipated that there’s a contest in Van to search out essentially the most stunning amongst them, with “Mia,” a Van cat with blue and inexperienced eyes and pure white fur, taking residence the first-place medal this 12 months.
Mia posed for the guests with the medal round her neck after getting full factors from the members of the jury and coming first within the “Van Cat Magnificence Contest” held as a part of the “Purchasing Fest,” organized for its sixth annual iteration in Van.
The competition is a part of an ongoing effort within the promotional actions for Van cats, that are registered as a nationwide breed in Turkey and whose repute has unfold past the borders of Turkey.
The Van cats are some of the placing options of the historic metropolis, well-known for his or her friendliness, their white, silky fur, their lion-like stroll, their lengthy, fluffy fox-like tail, completely different eye colours and fondness for water.
The competition was organized as a part of the “Purchasing Fest” occasions underneath the management of Van Metropolitan Municipality. The Van Yüzüncü Yıl College (YYÜ) Van Cat Analysis Middle participated within the competitors with two cats out of the 32 Van cats who exhibited their expertise within the contest. Mia was a type of two cats and took residence the gold medal.
Professor Abdullah Kaya, director of YYÜ Van Cat Analysis Middle, acknowledged that their middle focuses on the breeding of authentic Van cats and carries out analysis on them. Kaya acknowledged that it was essential for them to guard the Van cat from extinction.
“All of the actions organized to advertise the Van cat are very worthwhile to us. On this respect, cat magnificence contests are additionally essential for us. Subsequently, as the middle, we participated within the cat magnificence contest organized by Van Metropolitan Municipality for the sixth time, this 12 months, with two cats,” Kaya mentioned.
“We didn’t take part within the competitors with our cat, which had gained a world cat magnificence contest earlier than. We did this so as to not have an effect on the results of the competitors. Nonetheless, our cats that participated within the contest got here first and second.”
Expressing that there have been very worthwhile competitions by way of bringing the Van cat to the forefront and elevating consciousness of its traits, Kaya mentioned that the curiosity within the Van cat has elevated due to such competitions. Kaya famous that Mia, the champion cat within the contest, is pregnant.