Persian cat or Iranian cat is one of the most attractive pets and the most crowded cat in the world, which are famous for their laziness . They are also one of the cultural symbols of Iran among the world. In terms of popularity of Persian cats, their white color is more popular among French and European aristocratic families than others and is considered as a category of aristocratic cats.
Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cats. According to historical writings , at the beginning of the 16th century, these cats first entered Europe and were welcomed by most Europeans. In 1620, the first Persian cats were sent from Iran to Italy and then to France, and after France, these cats originated in England. The cat was officially registered as a cat in 1871 by the newly established CAF. In 2015, this cat became the second most popular cat in the world after Exitic shorthair.
They usually have round head, big eyes, small nose and large body with long hair.
Persian male cats are usually considered as large cats due to their weight, which is about 5 kg, and female cats, which are between 3.5 to 5 kg, are considered as medium category.
Persian cats have a rounder body and with shorter and wider legs, they have large bones and muscles with good elasticity. Their tails are short but fit with their bodies.
The body color of this type of Persian is without penumbra. White, blue, black, red, cream, chocolate or purple are the colors that make aristocratic cats or simple ones .
In terms of popularity, color and characteristics, white cats are very popular. The eyes of simple white cats can be copper color or blue. And even a blue eye and a copper eye can be seen in this type.
Black cats have shiny black hair and bright orange eyes. Most of them are larger than the average Persian cats and have long hair. They look ominous which reduce their appeal . Still these black cats with shiny eyes are attractive.
Their eye color is different according to their hair color, which includes blue, green, copper, and hazelnut colors.
Average life span:
The lifespan of Persian is considered to be 8 to 15 years, but of course its storage conditions are also very important and effective during its lifetime.
Persian cat has a variable price in the Iranian market and this price difference depends on the type of Persian and the frequency or rarity of that type of Persian. For example, Persian flat and Super flat cats have a much higher price.
Types of Persian cats
Classic cat or Doll face cat
One of the most famous Persian cats is the classic Persian cat, which is known in North America and Europe as the Doll face cat. In the types of Persian cats, the classic cat is very different from today’s generation in terms of the type of covering and the snout and nose. The face shape of domestic cats such as the classic Persian is more appropriate than the types of modern Persian and their snout is located in front of their eyes.
Persian Flat cat
Among the types of cats, Persian flat or flat face is known for being quiet and sweet for this reason, it prefers to live in a quiet house. They were created in 1950 by a sudden genetic mutation and Also known as peke-face. In general, this cat is known to be lazy, and this type of Persian is no exception; Due to this feature, they only get up from their warm and soft place when they want to eat or play.
Super Flat cat
The nose of the Persian Super flat is almost in line with their eyes and gives them a cute and lovely appearance. While the nose in classic cats is below the eyes. Persian flat and super flat cats are usually more expensive than classic cats.
Himalayan cat , which is considered as a type of Persian cat, is derived from the mating of breeds such as Siamese and Persian. The presence of colored spots on the body of this breed, which is very similar to the spots on the body of Himalayan rabbits, is the reason for naming this cat.
Chinchilla cats are considered as the most beautiful white cat due to its long silky hair and is one of the aristocratic cat breeds, but it is also available in black, silver and gold colors. It has emerald green eyes and a shadowy border around his nose.
Teacup Persian cat
This breed, which is one of the types of Persian cats, has smaller dimensions and appearance and softer hair than ordinary Persians. These cats are much more expensive than ordinary Persian cats. They do not struggle much and prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground during the activity to jump up and down.
Persian cat is one of the long-hair breeds of cats that has a round, flat face and a short snout. Another thing about this breed is that compared to a breed like Siamese, they rarely make noise and are very quiet pets. They also have different types, each with its own characteristics.