Interested in rare Persian cats? Find out about some of the rare varieties found within the Persian family in our information guide to rare breeds…
The Persian cat is one of the oldest and most sought after breeds by cat lovers around the world. The fluffy coat and the charming eyes of this cute and cuddly cat make it an extremely irresistible feline for cat lovers. The Persian cat is available in many different varieties. There are some Persian cats that are classified in the rare category and that makes them even more special.
Some of the most sought after rare Persian cats are as follows:
The pure black Persian
The pure black Persian is perhaps one of the most exotic and rare varieties in the family. You will find many Persian cats that appear to be black but in fact have a certain amount of rustiness and white in their coat.
As rare as it is, a true black coat is very difficult to maintain as well. This is because it is very prone to become damp and thus develop a brownish tint in its coat. Exposure to the sun will also bleach your cat’s color. The true black should have a completely jet black coat with absolutely no markings or spotting of white and rustiness. The true black should also have a set of charming copper colored eyes.
The True Red Persian
Considered to be one of the most difficult varieties to breed the true red is definitely classified amongst the rare Persian cats. More than often breeders end up with some markings on the red Persian. The rare one is the pure red without any markings. But this is incredibly rare. Most often you will find the red Persian with its markings hidden under its long coat to pass off in the shows.
The tabby Persian has two distinct patterns. One is the classic and the other the mackerel. It is extremely rare to find the true tabby amongst Persian cats. Breeders find it extremely difficult to develop a tabby with definite patterns. This is largely due to the long coat of hair that it possesses whereas in short haired cats the tabby pattern is quite obvious. The red tabby with rich copper markings and the Hazel are the arrest of all tabby Persians.
This is another version of the Persian that is difficult to breed. You will find the tortie to be priced a lot higher than most other varieties of the Persian family and most of the times they are females. This variation was developed by cross breeding the long haired cats with short haired non pedigree tortoiseshells.
The tortoishell Persian has rich red color mixed with cream and black patching. One of the most distinctive features of the tortoise shell Persian is a red or cream blaze that runs from its nose to its forehead.
These are some of the most popular Persian cats classified in the rare category. Many Persian cat picture galleries showcase pictures of rare Persian cats that interested individuals can check out. Although they are difficult to find you will find the cat owners to be more than willing to pay the extra price.