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Color and Shades Difference in Various Types of Persian Cats

(Last Updated On: 10/03/2017)

Colors and Shades of Persian Cats

Classification can be done on the basis of colors and shades of Persian cats. Persian cats come in wide variety of colors. The types of Persian cats are often categorized either by their colors (black, white, chinchilla, calico, Himalayan) or their face shape (Peke/flat/doll face). These cats are extremely blessed that they look amazing in almost all colors or shades. The most common color in Persian cats is white, fawn, blue and black. But these colors are not always spread in one single shade all over the bodies of Persians. The thick and long coats of this breed allow the colors to be of different shades. Therefore, the shaded variety comes into being. Apart from white, blue and black colors, the Persians are mostly having lighter and darker versions of their respective colors shades all over their bodies. These shades also give rise to some unique patterns (tabby or tortoiseshell).

 

Flame Point Persian

The base color of flame point is white but a shade of red would highlight the extreme points in body of cat.

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The Calico/Tri-color Persian

Calico cats (majority females) are extremely common in Persian breed. The three colors black, red and white contribute into the body and the shades of black and red colors could range from light to dark.

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Solid White Persian

The solid colored cats have no hints of shades in their coat. The hair color of undercoat and outer coat is same throughout the body.

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Solid Black/Blue Persian

The blue and black solid Persians also consist of single shade without any patterns.

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Chinchilla

Chinchilla is the most interesting color pattern in Persian cats. The silver or golden colors are spread over the bodies of cats where the darker shade is towards the roots of the hair and lights shade is towards the ends of the hair. Chinchilla cats are perfect example of shaded cats and look gorgeous.

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Bi Color Persian

Bi-color Persian is combination of white with any other solid color. The bi-color cat could be paired with white and reds, blues or blacks.

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Himalayan Cats

Himalayan Cats are considered a different breed of cats and therefore we are not including these into a shade of Persian cats.

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