Adorable Exotic Cat
The scrunched up face of
the Exotic cat is just so adorable. Many people admire the
beauty of the Persian but don’t like
“all that hair” when it’s in their home. As beautiful as it is on a
Persian it’s decidedly less so on the sofa and in the air of your home.
these people look at the Exotic! Less coat, more cat.
These cats are a Persian
for those who don’t like grooming.
The Exotic breed has a thick, short, plush
coat that takes far less
and gives them a “teddy bear” look. The lack of the long hair means far
time spent grooming and more time enjoying their temperament which is
The Exotic cat is a
cat with an endearing
They’re quiet and are very affectionate but more apt to sit and stare
attention than demand it by jumping on your book as other cats might! The Exotic is easy going
with an intense
stare that demands without being pushy. Some will “hug” back when you
and they’re less apt to curl up under the covers, instead seeking a
place to sleep.
They enjoy being with you
but often it’s a manner of
from room to room as if observing. They’ll play, jump and
toy on a stick until exhausted then watch as it’s put on a
high shelf as if
figuring how to get it down. They can be easily entertained with a
piece of paper or other ordinary item.
Exotics are a slow
maturing breed but often start earlier
than other breeds. It’s not unusual for Exotic kittens to open their
get out of the box faster than other breeds, but they mature slower.
It’s as if
they just can’t wait to get out there in the world. They’re normally a
peaceful, loving cat.
A wide variety of colors
from plain black or white to a
chinchilla silver or tabby or tortoiseshell or smoke, this is a breed
rainbow of colors. The colors account for 20 points of the standard of
perfection, the same as the body type. The head carries more points at
the eye color and coat are 10 each and balance and refinement 5 points
With colors covered over six pages of the standard there is something
This is a heavy boned
breed with little dainty about it, but
refined enough to appear balanced in all ways. The original vision for
breed was a short haired Persian and initially that meant crossing a
with an American Shorthair. The plush coat would not be accepted by
breeders or, alternately, would forever change the breed. Instead of
the beautiful cats created they were called Exotic Shorthairs and the
double coat was preserved. Because the longhair gene is recessive two
could produce a long haired offspring which doesn’t meet the plush coat
for the standard.
The Exotic cat is a good
those who admire the good in the
breed and can accept the challenges genetics provide in maintaining the
a solid breeding program.
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