Smoke Persian Cat

Origin


The actual origin of these amazing smoke Persian cats is unknown but many believe that these smoke cats were evolved in the late 18th century by cross-breeding blue and black Persians with silver tabbies. One of the earliest black smoke Persian cats has sinister green eyes!


Body type


The smoke Persian cat usually has a large to the medium body usually defined as cobby. These smoke cats have small legs and appear to be massive because of broad shoulders and fluffy long coat.


Coat


Smoke Persians are essentially long hair cats with a luscious thick long coat.


Colors


Smoke Persian cats are one of the most distinctive patterns in Persian cats. The most common being blue smoke Persian and black smoke Persian. The other colors of smoke cats include cameo, blue-cream, cream, and smoke tortoiseshell.


Size


Smoke Persian are medium-sized cats that appear to be larger because of their long hair coats.


Average life span


These long hair cats have average of life about 10-15 years.


Details


This Persian is one of the most striking breeds of cat with usually jet black or blue coat with hair gradually turning to silver right up to its roots. The entire body of the smoke blue Persian cats like its legs, ears, and face are extremely black with face frills, ear tuffs and ruff having a silvery touch. These cats have large bright copper eyes.

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History


Smoke Persian cats first appeared in seen in late 1800 and were thought to be produced by the cross-breeding of black and blue Persians with the silver tabby cats. Black smoke cats were the earliest breed of these long hair cats to appear in the scene and they were not assigned a unique cat category till 1889. Blue smoke Persian was the next color of the smoke Persian.


Appearance


Smoke cats are known for their beauties and should have black or blue shading and a white undercoat that is extremely light. Ear tuffs are usually white in color and are known for their blazing amber-colored eyes. These cats should have long dense coat to enjoy the beautiful contrast between dark upper coats and lighter undercoat.


Traits, personality and behavior


These cats are an affectionate creature who demands a lot of attention. Smoke Persian are basically show cats that like to be a connoisseur of all eyes.


Physical development


You need at least one shaded or smoke cat to get a smoke Persian cat. The probability of getting perfect male smoke Persian is more than getting a female smoke Persian having a perfect coat. Smoke Persian kittens have white/grey marking in their eye at birth and the undercoat starts developing in next 6-12 weeks.


As these smoke cats have very dense coats most of these smoke cats initially appear to have a silver body with a black spine line for the initial few months. But there is a dramatic change in color of the coat with the tips becoming lighter and roots going darker.


Looking after


Smoke Persian long hair cat grooming includes daily brushing of their coat to remove any tangles. These smoke cats should be regularly bathed and then should be carefully dried. These cats should also be regularly checked for polycystic kidney diseases or eye disease on a regular basis.



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