Persian Cat: Chocolate & Lilac Color

Chocolate & Lilac

Chocolate or lilac Persians? Can it be possible? I, as an owner, breeding Persians and Exotics, pose myself such a problem quite recently. Of course they exist, if to see from genetic point of view. These colors are included into standard, there is their description, but where are they? By all accounts from abroad, they have such animals but for some reason they are more often met in pedigrees of British cats as experimental partners for leading new color into the breed, but not like exhibition stars.

Persian Cat Breed Origin

Map Symbol

There's a beautiful legend which tells that the Persian cat was created by a wizard from a sparkle, which jumped out of the fire, the shimmer of two far away stars and a curl of grey smoke. I'd say that this legend rather closely describes appearance and temperament of the Persian cat, but the real history of Persian cat breed is not less interesting or less mysterious.

CFA - Cat Fancier's Association, the Largest Purebred Feline Registry

Many people shopping for a feline companion may wonder what the initials CFA stand for. In order for a particular breed of cat to be recognized as a pedigreed breed, it must be recognized by the Cat Fancier's Association. This association is the largest purebred feline registry in the world and recognizes only forty one breeds of cats.


American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA)

Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)

The International Cat Association (TICA)