Sunny State   Cattery
Golden & Blue Golden Persians
CFA STANDARD FOR SILVER/GOLDEN PERSIANS

  • Balance and refinement are the essence of the breed, where all parts come together in a harmonious whole, with neither too much nor too little consideration given to any one feature.
  • For cats in the tabby division, the 20 points for color are to be divid-ed 10 for markings and 10 for color. For cats in the bi-color division, the 20 points for color are to be divided 10 for “with white” pattern and 10 for color.
  • GENERAL:
the ideal Persian should present an impression of a heavily boned, well-balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. The large round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The long thick coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance. 
  • HEAD:
round and massive, with great breadth of skull. Round face with round underlying bone structure. Well set on a short, thick neck. Skull structure to be smooth and round to the touch and not unduly exaggerated from where the forehead begins at the top of the break to the back of the head, as well as across the breadth between the ears. When viewed in profile, the prominence of the eyes is appar-ent and the forehead, nose, and chin appear to be in vertical align-ment.
  • NOSE:
short, snub, and broad, with “break” centered between the eyes.
  • CHEEKS:
full. Muzzle not overly pronounced, smoothing nicely into the cheeks.
  • JAWS:
broad and powerful.
  • CHIN:
full, well-developed, and firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite.
  • EARS:
small, round tipped, tilted forward, and not unduly open at the base. Set far apart, and low on the head, fitting into (without dis-torting) the rounded contour of the head.
  • EYES:
brilliant in color, large, round, and full. Set level and far apart, giving a sweet expression to the face.
  • BODY:
of cobby type, low on the legs, broad and deep through the chest, equally massive across the shoulders and rump, with a well-rounded mid-section and level back. Good muscle tone with no evi-dence of obesity. Large or medium in size. Quality the determining consideration rather than size.
  • LEGS:
short, thick, and strong. Forelegs straight. Hind legs are straight when viewed from behind.
  • PAWS:
large, round, and firm. Toes carried close, five in front and four behind .
  • TAIL:
short, but in proportion to body length. Carried without a curve and at an angle lower than the back.
  • COAT:
long and thick, standing off from the body. Of fine texture, glossy and full of life. Long all over the body, including the shoul-ders. The ruff immense and continuing in a deep frill between the front legs. Ear and toe tufts long. Brush very full.
  • DISQUALIFY:
locket or button. Kinked or abnormal tail. Incorrect number of toes. Any apparent weakness in the hind quarters. Any apparent deformity of the spine. Deformity of the skull resulting in an asymmetrical face and/or head. Crossed eyes. 

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  • CHINCHILLA SILVER:
undercoat pure white. Coat on back, flanks,
head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the characteristic
sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping.
Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips,
and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads:
black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye
color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any
color other than green or blue-green.


  • SHADED SILVER:
undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chin-chilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

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  • BLUE CHINCHILLA SILVER:
undercoat pure white. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to give a sparkling appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 

  • BLUE SHADED SILVER:
undercoat white with a mantle of blue tip-ping shading down from the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 

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  • CHINCHILLA GOLDEN:
undercoat pale honey to bright apricot. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to enhance a golden appearance. Legs and end of tail may be shaded with tip-ping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, consistent dilute color, much lighter in tone than the undercoat color. The general effect is lighter than a shaded golden due to less tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

  • SHADED GOLDEN:
undercoat pale honey to bright apricot with a mantle of black tipping shading down from the sides, face, head and tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. Ear tufts, chin, chest, stom-ach and underside of the tail, consistent dilute color, much lighter in tone than the undercoat. The general effect is darker than a chinchilla golden due to more tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: black. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green.

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  • BLUE CHINCHILLA GOLDEN:
undercoat ivory to pale honey. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to enhance a golden appearance. Legs and end of tail may be shaded with tip-ping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, chest and underside of tail, consistent ivory to pale honey color. The general effect is lighter than a blue shaded golden due to less tipping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose out-lined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incor-rect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 

  • BLUE SHADED GOLDEN:
undercoat ivory to pale honey with a mantle of blue tipping shading down from the sides, face, head and tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. Chin, ear tufts, chest, stom-ach, and underside of tail, consistent ivory to pale honey color. The general effect is darker than a blue chinchilla golden due to more tip-ping. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather: rose. Paw pads: blue or rose. Eye color: green or blue-green. Disqualify for incorrect eye color, incorrect eye color being copper, yellow, gold, amber, or any color other than green or blue-green. 







Golden & Silver Gene
Genetic Anomalies
Color Gene Loci
Gene mutations
Conformation
PandEcats
Cat pedigrees
Persian Standards
Golden Evolution
Dixieland
Winners
Shaded genetics