Genetic Influences in Persian Cats

The chromatic preferences on the cloak of the Persian cat have suffered ups and downs along the time.

The white Persian, the first variety that was introduced into Europe, was especially popular in France.

However, the W dominant white gene brings with it a disability, the tendency to deafness, overall in those specimens of blue eyes. The affection can develop in one or both cars and it is due to a malformation of the inner ear. It is evident in whelps between the fourth or sixth day of birth and it is incurable, but, if the communication with the mother is guaranteed, then the whelps usually survive and learn to compensate its handicap with the other senses.

With all, its life must go by exclusively inside the house.

Also it is not advisable to mate females that give to birth these deaf whelps with its own sons.

A deaf female is incapable as a mother, due that she can’t hear the calls of its whelps and will not take care of them adequately.

A deaf male can transmit its disability to its descendants.

Black and White
The black Persian has a history as long as the white exemplary and its variety is very much appreciated. Totally black exemplar is specially valued, with jet-black hair from the roots to the tips, as required by the standards.

Most of them present reddish tones or white specks.

The adult color can’t be established with certainty until white tones of hair, or with slight tabby marks, loose these features when the adult cloak is totally developed.

Blue and Red
The blue Persian is the most popular variety in many countries, and along the time has appeared in many pictures.

It is easy to breed them; due that the mating of two blue cats always produced a whole litter of blue whelps. Besides, in case of presenting tabby marks, they usually begin to disappear as the cat matures.

However, the problems caused by the breeding of the red Persian are known by everyone, as a minimum one would like to fulfill the exhibition standards, due that the tabby marks, are frequent on the whelps and, are usually maintained on the cloak when adults.

According to the standards, an intense red tone is required (in reality orange) without marks or white hairs.

The red Persians are the ancestors of the polemic variety of the Persian Pekingese.

Other Colors
The cream color is the diluted variety of the O red gene.

The first Persians of these color aroused as consequence of accidental crossings of red and blues, and even today they do crossings with other chromatic varieties to maintain the color, mainly with blue Persians.

The numbers of solid colors of the Persian is completed with the chocolates and lilacs that must present warm uniformed tones, without any kind of shades, larks or white hairs.

In the United States, these two varieties constitute another category, known as the Himalayan or cashmere Persian.

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