Longhair Cats : Cream Persian

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Cream Persian cats are again another breed which has resulted from the cross-breeding of Angoras and Persians in the 1800’s. This breed in particular is believed to be an offshot of the Red Persian with the White Persian. Their coats generally has a cream to slightly reddish tinge to it, and it looks very much like a washed out orange colour, or even peachy.

Historically, Cream Persians are believed to have slightly different facial features : larger ears, larger noses and eyes which were more shaped like almonds. Today they have small ears, noses and more rounded eyes. This is due to the very selective breeding patterns that were originally followed in America, and are still followed today. In the U.K, the Cream variety of Persian was seen as a “spoilt” colour and not as a pedigree at all until the 1920’s.

If you are thinking of showing your Cream Persian at a show there are a number of factors to look at on your cat which could determine its ranking at show. These include making sure that the cream coat is of a beautifully even solid coloration, no marking and no white hairs on the coat. Make sure the hair on the tummy of the cat is not white, it should also be the solid cream colour for it to pull off top rankings at show!

Some breeders of Cream Persian cats believe that this breed is more valuable than other breeds of persian as their litters produce less offspring. This fact or reduced litter size has cannot be proven though and may just be a trait found in their particular catteries, or the particular female / male in which they were breeding from.

Breed Information Panel

Coat – Thick and silky with creamy/ pale orange coloration.

Eyes – Copper or deep orange, rims in pink.

Other Features – Nose leather and paw pads in pink.

Grooming – Demanding, thorough and daily is advised.

Temperament – Placid.

Cream Persian Picture Gallery

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Images are via: PersianKittenPictures, Mark Liddel 2012 and The Washington Post.

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