But as with much of what was originally Armenian, the Van cat has been mistakenly mislabeled as Turkish, which is a cause of controversy.
The Van cat is considered a rare breed, one of the most beautiful and certainly the most unusual breeds of a cat ever known.
Vans have a long history dating back to the earliest records of Van and ancestral Armenia.
Its skin is shell-pink, and its ears have long, delicately curved inner tufts, sometimes with 'feathers' on the tips.
Van cats can easily be trained, if treated sensibly, and apparently love to be with human beings.
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The only other colors are an amber tail and amber marks to the head.
Historic records show the Van cat on cliff-side carvings in the van region from the middle bronze age, especially proliferating in carvings done by Assyria and Urartu, the latter a forebear of the Armenian race.
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They noticed that the cats particularly around the area of Van in current Eastern Turkey bore a remarkable resemblance to the traditional Angora type, which were heretofore known by outsiders as "Turkish cats".