Bicolor Half white and half another color Blue Point Type of Himalayan; gray points and a light gray or beige body Calico White with red and black patches Chinchilla Golden Rich cream fur lightly tipped in black to create a golden appearance (Chinchilla Golden) Chinchilla Silver White fur lightly tipped in black to create a silver appearance (The shading is darker on Shaded Silvers.) Cobby Body Sturdy, round, and compact body shape Color Point Carrier (CPC) The cat carries the genetics to produce color point kittens possibly. Cream Lighter version of red Dilute Calico White with blue and cream patches Exotic With the ancestry ofRead More →

In the 1960s a Persian was crossed with a Domestic Shorthair in an attempt to create a Persian with only short hair. The result was today’s Exotic, a breed that looks strikingly similar to the Persian, but with less maintenance involved, hence the nickname, ‘the lazy man’s Persian.’ There are long- and shorthaired varieties of Exotic. The coat of a Longhaired is very similar to a Persian. It is very thick and dense, and requires daily grooming, along with regular bathing. The Shorthaired Exotic coat is, well, short. However, that does not mean it does not require some maintenance from the owner. Though Shorthaired ExoticsRead More →

A shorthair house cat, the Exotic Shorthair was developed in the United States during the middle of twentieth century by mating longhair Persian cats with certain shorthair breeds. The idea was to create a cat that had all the adorable external features of the Persian apart from its long hair. For this purpose American and British Shorthairs, Burmese and even Russian Blues were used to create the perfect shorthaired Persian. The resulting cat had a distinct exotic look about it and owing to its short hair, was named thus. Formal recognition came in the sixties when it was accepted by major registration bodies. Today theRead More →