COLORS IN SILVER AND GOLD ~ PERSIAN AND EXOTIC CATS

 

BLUE CHINCHILLA SILVER PERSIAN

Undercoat pure white. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to give a sparkling appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. The Color Number for males is 0128 and for females 0129.

 

BLUE SHADED SILVER PERSIAN

 

Undercoat white with a mantle of blue tipping shading down from the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. The Color Number for males is 0156 and for females 0157.

GC Lionstone Royal Flush

Blue Shaded Silver

Sire:  CH Brettachtal

Maserati

Dam:  CH Brettachtal Meg Ryan

Breeder/Owner:

Elke Hartmann

←  First Blue Silver to grand in CFA.  

GC, RW Cast legate's

Blue Falcon

Blue Shaded Golden

Sire: Castlegate Any Thing Goes

Dam: GC, RW Castlegate’s Georgie Girl

 

 

CFA’s first Blue Golden to achieve the title of Grand Champion. 

 

Breeder:  Barbara Bosco

Owner at the time shown Barbara Bosco

Silver and Golden Persians

[Silver and Golden Persians having black liner

and black paw pads.]

 

CHINCHILLA SILVER

 

Undercoat pure white. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the characteristic sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 

 

GP Joyvyn Tres Cherie  -   Chinchilla Silver 

Sire:  CH Paws&Purrs KC of Joyvyn

Dam:  CH Joyvyn Caolina Starlight

 

GP Cherrybirdie Crystal of Shensilver - Chinchilla Silver

Sire:  GC LaBrese Royal Flush  of Cherrybirdie

Dam: CH LaBrese CA Dreamin of Cherrybirdie

 

SHADED SILVER

 

Shaded Silver:  Undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face.  The general effect to be such  darker  than a chinchilla.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black.  Nose leather: brick red.  Paw pads:  black.  Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect  eye  color  being  copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

GC Ultamint Calinda of La Cattique Shaded Silver

Sire:  GC, RW Ultamint Final Fantasy

Dam:  Ultamint Serinity of La Cattique

GC, RW Sanmar Yahaira

Shaded Silver

Sire:  CH Sanmar Cielo

Dam:  GC, RW Sanmar Rosebud

 

Chinchilla Golden

 

CHINCHILLA GOLDENUndercoat pale honey to bright apricot.  Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to enhance a golden appearance. Legs and end of tail may be shaded with tipping. Chin, eartufts, stomach, and chest, consistent dilute color, much lighter in tone than the undercoat color. The general effect is lighter than a shaded golden due to less tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose out-lined with black. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color:  green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

GC Ramayana Sasha of GenieKats

Chinchilla Golden

Sire:  CH Ornamental Zaiyan

Dam:  Ramayana Golden Davida

CH, RW Castlegate Carrottop

Chinchilla Golden

Sire: CH Castlegate Baby Face Nelson

Dam: Castlegate Beechnut 

Shaded Golden

 

Shaded Golden:  Undercoat pale honey to bright apricot with a mantle of black tipping shading down from the sides, face, head and tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. Ear tufts, chin, chest, stomach and underside of the tail, consistent dilute color, much lighter in tone than the undercoat. The general effect is darker than a chinchilla golden due to more tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color; incorrect eye color, being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 

CH Missionhill Eternal Wisdom  of  Ashdene

Shaded Golden

Sire:  Missionhill Cosmic Crusade

Dam:  Missionhill Deo Gracias

GC Rdreams Golden Bamboo of  Poisiepurrs 

Shaded Golden

Sire:  CH Paws & Purrs Picasso of Rdreams

Dam:  CH Rdreams Foxy Lady

Silver and Golden Exotics

Exotic Long Hair and Exotic Short Hair Cats

Chinchilla and Shaded Exotics both short hair and long hair colors in: Silver, Golden, Blue Silver, and Blue Golden

(Please scroll down to see CFA’s Exotic Breed Silver/Golden Standard)

 

 

 

CH Salon de Chat Fashionata

Shaded Silver Exotic Short Hair

 

GP Countrylove’s Dr. Sparkler

Shaded Silver Exotic Short Hair

 

Silver and Golden Exotic

GP Countrylove's Teddy Bug

Shaded Exotic Short Hair

Brettachtal Salome

Blue Shaded Golden Exotic

The above Shaded Golden Exotic is the first long-hair Exotic to Grand in CFA .  

GP Country Love’s Razzle Dazzle Bug

 

Vaniidoorn Uptown Girl

Shaded Silver Long Hair Exotic

SILVER AND GOLD EXOTIC BREED  COLORS

 

CHINCHILLA SILVER: undercoat pure white. Coat on back,

flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the

Characteristic sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly

shaded with tipping.  Chin, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims

of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red.

Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for

incorrect eye color,  incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold,

amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

SHADED SILVER: undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping

shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to

white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the

same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a

chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose

leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green.

Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being

copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-

green. 

BLUE CHINCHILLA SILVER: undercoat white. Coat on back,

flanks, head and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to give the charac-

teristic sparkling appearance. Face and leg may be slightly shaded

with tipping. Chin, stomach and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips

and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: old rose.  Paw pads: blue

or old rose. Eye color:  green or blue-green.  Disqualify for incorrect

eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or

any color other than green or blue-green.

BLUE SHADED SILVER: undercoat white with a mantle of blue

tipping shading down from the side, face and tail from dark on the

ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail.  Legs

to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much

darker than the chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips and nose outlined with

blue. Nose leather: old rose. Paw pads: blue or old rose. Eye color:

green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye

color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than

green or blue-green.  1 of 7 Exotic Show Standard

CHINCHILLA GOLDEN: undercoat pale honey to bright apricot.

Coat on back, flanks, head and tail sufficiently tipped with black to

enhance a golden appearance. Legs and the end of tail may be

shaded with tipping. Chin, stomach and chest consistent dilute

color, much lighter in tone than the undercoat color. The general

effect is lighter than a shaded golden due to less tipping. Rims of

eyes, lips and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: deep rose.

Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for

incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold,

amber or any color other than green or blue-green.

SHADED GOLDEN: undercoat pale honey to bright apricot with

a mantle of black tipping shading down the sides, face, head and

tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. Chin, chest, stomach

and underside of the tail, consistent dilute color, much lighter in

tone than the undercoat. The general effect is darker than the

chincilla golden due to more tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose

outlined with black. Nose leather: deep rose. Paw pads: black.

Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye

color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber or

any color other than green or blue-green. 

BLUE CHINCHILLA GOLDEN: undercoat cream. Coat on

back, flanks, head and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to give

Golden appearance. Face and legs may be slightly shaded with

tipping.  Chin, stomach and chest, cream. Rims of eyes, lips and

Nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: old rose. Paw pads: blue

or old rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect

eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber,

or any color other than green or blue-green.

BLUE SHADED GOLDEN: undercoat cream with a mantle of

blue tipping shading down from the side, face and tail from dark

on the ridge to cream on the chin, chest, stomach and under the

tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to

be much darker than the chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips and nose

outlined with blue. Nose leather: old rose. Paw pads: blue or old

rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect

eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber,

or any color other than green or blue-green.

 

*The above listed disqualifications apply to all Exotic cats.

Additional disqualifications are listed under “Colors.” 

 

 

The EXOTIC short hair   
Exotically Speaking....by Pamela Hill of Echo Hill

 

   Exotics are a "man made breed". During the 1950-60's, Persians were bred with other breeds to incorporate the rounder head shape and Persian coat qualities into other breeds of cats. Some of these hybrid offspring were from silver American Shorthairs and silver Persians. These cats were so appealing, that they became the foundation for a new breed. The standard described a shorthaired Persian cat. By the time the Cat Fanciers Association approved Exotics for championship status in 1967, they were allowed in all colors, not just silver. However, the silvers were the beginning of the breed, and the first grand Champion Exotic was a shaded silver. Editor's note: GC Silver Secret of Gay-O, born April 1,1967, 7732-000098, whose parentage is today is "unknown" which begs the question as to how was this cat registered, and thus shown?

   What makes them so special? It is the coat, described as: "dense, plush, soft and full of life, standing out from the body due to a dense undercoat. Put a mink coat on that  cute chubby body, and you have what is often described as a "teddy bear" cat. Put a chinchilla pelt on that body, and you have what is often described as a "teddy bear" cat. Put a chinchilla pelt on that cobby cat, and you have a silver Exotic.

   Their hair shaft is white, with a touch of black at the tip. The green eyes, lips and nose are outlined in black, and the paw pads are also black. The contrast is that very dramatic. 

Exotics also come in Golden, another lovely color. The hair shaft is a pale honey to bright apricot color with black tipping. Exotics require less grooming than Persians, so they are easier to maintain. Two Exotics bred together can produce longhaired kittens. These long hair babies are identical to Persians, except that their registration numbers are Exotic, not Persian. Genetically they are the same as Persians. They are usually sold as pets. Short or longhaired, they make wonderful companions, and are playful and affectionate.

CH, GP Echohill Trinket
Chinchilla Silver Exotic

CFA’s Exotic Breed’s Standard (by which they are judged).  

POINT SCORE

HEAD (including size and shape of eyes; ear shape and set) .........30

BODY TYPE (including shape, size, bone, and length of tail)...... 20

COAT...............................................................................................10

BALANCE.........................................................................................5

REFINEMENT..................................................................................5

COLOR............................................................................................20

EYE COLOR...................................................................................10

Balance and refinement are the essence of the breed, where all parts come together in a harmonious whole, with neither too much nor too little consideration given to any one feature. For cats in the tabby division, the 20 points for color are to be divided 10 for markings and 10 for color. For cats in the bi-color division, the 20 points for color are to be divided 10 for “with white” pattern and 10 for color.

 

 

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CH Chimel’s O’Malley of Echohill

Shaded Golden Exotic

GENERAL: The ideal Exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. The large, round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression.  The thick, plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance. 

 

HEAD: round and massive, with great breadth of skull. Round face with round underlying bone structure. Well set on

a short, thick neck. Skull structure to be smooth and round to the touch and not unduly exaggerated from where the forehead begins at the top of the break to the back of the  head, as well as across the breadth between the ears. When vewed in profile, the prominence of the eyes is apparent and the forehead, nose, and chin appear to be in vertical alignment.  NOSE: short, snub, and broad, with “break” centered between the eyes.

 

CHEEKS: full. Muzzle not overly pronounced, smoothing nicely into the cheeks. 

JAWS: broad and powerful.   CHIN: full, well-developed, and firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite.

EARS: small, round tipped, tilted forward, and not unduly open at the base. Set far apart, and low on the head, fitting into (without distorting) the rounded contour of the head.

EYES: brilliant in color, large, round, and full. Set level and far apart, giving a sweet expression to the face.

BODY: of cobby type, low on the legs, broad and deep through the chest, equally massive across the shoulders and rump, with a wellrounded midsection and level back. Good muscle tone, with no evidence of obesity. Large or medium in size. Quality the determining consideration rather than size.

LEGS: short, thick, and strong. Forelegs straight. Hind legs are straight when viewed from behind. 

PAWS: large, round, and firm. Toes carried close, five in front and four behind .

TAIL: short, but in proportion to body length. Carried without a curve and at an angle lower than the back.

COAT: dense, plush, soft and full of life. Standing out from the body due to a rich, thick undercoat. Medium in length. Acceptable length depends on proper undercoat.

DISQUALIFY: locket or button. Kinked or abnormal tail. Incorrect number of toes. Any apparent weakness in the hind quarters.

Any apparent deformity of the spine. Deformity of the skull resulting in an symmetrical face and/or head. Crossed eyes.*

*The above listed disqualifications apply to all Exotic cats. Additional disqualifications are listed under “Colors.”

BLUE CHINCHILLA GOLDEN PERESIAN

 

Undercoat ivory to pale honey.  Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to enhance a golden appearance.  Legs and end of tail may be shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, chest and underside of  tail, consistent ivory to pale honey color.  The general effect is lighter than a blue shaded golden due to less tipping.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue.  Nose leather: rose.  Paw pads: blue or rose.  Eye color:  green or blue-green.  Disqualify for incorrect dye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber or any color other than green or blue green.  The color Number for males is 1074 and 1075 for females. 

 

BLUE SHADED GOLDEN PERSIAN  

 

Undercoat ivory to pale honey with a mantle of blue tipping shading down from the sides, face, head and tail.  Legs to be the same tone as the face.  Chin, ear tufts, chest, stomach, and underside of tail, consistent ivory to pale honey color.  The general effect is darker than a blue chinchilla golden due to more tipping.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue.  Nose leather:  rose.  Paw pads:  blue or rose.  Eye color:  green or blue-green.  Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.  The Color number for males is 1076 and for females 1077. 

An International CFA Cat Club dedicated to Silver and Golden Persians and Exotic Cats worldwide. 

(Ongoing since 1972)