Chinchilla Persian cat
Federations: WCF

The Chinchilla Persian cat it's a kind of Persian cat characterized by its white fur with spikes. This means that the tips of the hairs are colored.
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Characteristics "Chinchilla Persian cat"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Chinchilla Persian cat" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Playfulness

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Activity level

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Friendliness to other pets

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Friendliness to children

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Grooming requirements

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Vocality

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Need for attention

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Affection towards its owners

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Docility

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Intelligence

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Independence

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Hardiness

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History

The first Chinchilla Persian cat born in 1880 at Mrs Vallence's kennel in Great Britain. Kitty, christened Silver Lambkin, was the result of the cross between a Smoke colored Persian cat and a Silver-Tabby Persian cat. His fur was silver.

The new breed descends from this Persian kitten, hence the name of Chinchilla, of the small rodent with dense gray fur. They are also called “silver persian”.

The breed was first recognized in Great Britain in 1901. However, it is rare, mainly due to the restricted selection made by breeders to obtain Persian kittens that meet the criteria.

This selection is so strict that the breed disappeared in Europe during World War II..

Today there are two varieties of Persians Chinchilla Persian cat: the one with silver fur, with white / silver fur, and the one with golden fur. The latter comes from a cross between a Chinchilla Persian cat and Persian cat brown-tabby.

Physical characteristics

The Chinchilla Persian cat has the same physical characteristics as the Persian cat around the world. It is a medium-sized cat with a robust body.. Its legs are rather short and it has large round legs..

The Persian Cats are recognized at first glance by their peculiar head. It is round and large and is dominated by small bushy ears. Its muzzle is as wide as it is long and very flat.

However, the Chinchilla Persian cat it has a narrower head than other Persian cats and its ears are usually longer.

The eyes of the Chinchilla Persian cat they are especially vivid emerald green. They have a black border, that gives them depth. In puppy cats, the color is displayed from the seventh month. The muzzle is also marked by a thin black line, as if i was made up.

Fur

The hair Chinchilla Persian cat it has a tip, which means that the ends of the hair are of a different color than the roots. This tip is on the back, the head, the tail and sides and covers less than a quarter of the hair length. The belly and chin are always white.

The tip of a cat silver-colored persian it's silver, a gray that appears darker than a true Chinchilla, although this one does not have a white undercoat.

The coat of a golden-colored Persian cat is “Golden”, namely, predominantly beige, while the undercoat is more apricot. In golden cats the tail is black.

It's not common, but some Chinchilla Persian cat they can also have blue tones, chocolate, lilac, red, cream a carey.

Character and skills

The Chinchilla Persian cat tends to be very calm and relaxed. Sometimes they can even be a bit lazy and prefer to sleep during the day.

This does not prevent them from enjoying some moments of activity, especially with their owners, with those who are especially trusting.

That Yes, be careful not to humiliate them. The Chinchilla they can quickly get offended if they don't get what they want.

Chinchilla Persian cat
Chinchilla cats – allen watkin from London, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Health

All Persian cats are highly susceptible to disease. Especially their eyes are very sensitive and the dryness of the cornea is very frequent in many breeds of cats..

The bilateral cryptorchidism it is also the most common in this breed. The result is the sterilization of affected male cats..

The Persian Cats have a predisposition to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can lead to hypertension and other heart conditions.

The Persian Cats are also frequently affected by the dominant type of the genetic renal polycystosis. This applies to 40-50% of the Persian Cats, regardless of sex. The disease can be detected from the tenth month of life and at least allows treatment to be planned in advance, since the disease does not manifest itself until approximately the seventh year of life of the cat.

Grooming

The Chinchilla Persian cat it is a cat that needs a lot of attention and care. Its long coat is highly prized by fleas and parasites. That is why it is important to brush it very regularly and check if the parasites have managed to settle.. A bath is recommended from time to time.

Chinchilla eyes should be washed every day, and ears every week.

Videos "Chinchilla Persian cat"

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