The exotic is the result of an experiment that went wrong. The breeders were trying to create an American short hair with shiny fur and green eyes of a Persian silver, but instead they got a Persian of short hair.
At the beginning, It was proposed that these short hair silver Gauls called sterling (a name that was also suggested to the Persians), but there were more colors, so it was called exotic. Were carried similar crosses of Persians and British short hair, and it is known that other cats used in the creation of this breed are the Burmese and even Russian shorthair, but once obtained for short hair, These crossings always returning to breed so that they were Persians.
Early breeders of Persians resisted, but the exotic is now accepted in major records and is one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America.