Pictures of Persian Cats

Pictures of Persian Cats are as popular as Persian cats and Persian cats are in the top 5 of the most popular cats. I am pleased to note that a considerable number of people go to rescue centers when considering keeping a Persian cat. Some of the best photographs of this breed are by Helmi Flick . Some more great photographs have been taken by Dani Rozeboom. These are my favorite cat photographers. Helmi is probably the most well known and respected cat photographer worldwide. Pictures of Persian Cats - Cristalline by Dani. It's the Wow factor again. This is one of the cats living with Dani and Rick at her cattery Yeri Shaes in Almere, Netherlands. The photograph is copyright Dani and is reproduced as is all her work on my website with her permission. She is a traditional Persian orange eyed cat with gleaming white fur. She was born on 22nd May 2007 making her about one year old at the time of this post. Her full name is Kristal Cristalline and her nicknames are Christalline an

Burmilla Health

Burmilla Health - As mentioned in the post on the history and origins of this cat breed, the Burmilla's founding cats are the Burmese and Persian (Chinchilla coat). The Persian cat breed is known to suffer from a number of disorders including the genetic disorder PKD - Polycystic Kidney Disease (apparently about one third of all purebred Persians contract PK D ). PKD This disease is nasty. Cysts form in the kidneys. It can lead to renal failure, which kills as you might expect. Accordingly, the Burmilla may have inherited this disease. Good breeders will screen for it by DNA testing. This ensures as near as possible that the breeding program operated by the breeder is free of this disease. Enquire about this with the breeder. They should have medical documentation certifying that their cats are free of PKD. Genetic Defect USA Burmese As for the Burmese cat the other founding parent cat of the Burmilla, it might be useful to mention that the USA Burmese carries a gene

Chinchilla Persian Cats

Chinchilla Persian Cats are Persian cats with chinchilla coats (I guess that sounds obvious but it might not if you are not part of the cat fancy). So, what is a Chinchilla coat like? Chinchilla is one of a range of tipped coloration of the hair of a cat. Tipped coloration means that the tip or top of the each individual hair shaft is a different color to the rest of the hair strand. The color near the top of the hair strand is called the "top color" and the different color below the top extending to the base of the hair strand is called the "under color". China the greedy Chinchilla Persian who loves Coco Pops. Picture: Kennedy News. The hair shaft is then made up of two colors. In tabby cats the hair shaft is also more than one color but the shaft is banded all the way down. The Chinchilla though is genetically a tabby cat despite the "banding" of the hair being very different. In Chinchilla Persian Cats the tipping is very light. This is because the

Persian Himalyan Cat

The Persian Himalyan Cat is affectionately called a Himmie and some of the best pictures of Himmies come from Dani Rozeboom first and foremost and then the best Flickr photographers. A Himmie as you might know is a Persian with a pointed coat. The term Himalayan is used in America. The history of a lot of the purebred domestic cats is often a little hazy but not in this case. Persian Himalyan Cat photo copyright Lithoglyphic under Creative Commons The breed began and then abruptly stopped in the 1930's (which is early in history of the cat fancy, bearing in mind that things generally only started in the 1890s) in America when a cat breeder and a Harvard scientist (I believe) produced a color pointed long haired cat as an experimental and learning exercise. Once completed this short lived program stopped. The history thereafter of the Persian Himalayan Cat, in outline, is as follows: In the 1950s there was a simultaneous awakening in three countries to the long haired pointed cat. I

Black Persian Cat

Black Persian Cat - The cat immediately below is a young male Smoke Black Ultra Persian Cat photographed by Helmi at a CFA cat show. Photograph copyright Helmi Flick. Helmi calls the photo "High Fives". I love the way Ken (the cat wrangler) gets the cats into such great action poses which are captured so well by Helmi. This cat was three months old at the time of this photograph. He was one of Helmi's favourites at the cat show that day. Photo copyright Helmi Flick     In a "smoke" cat coat, the bottom one eight of each hair strand is a creamy white or white. This part of the fur becomes visible when the cat moves as in the picture above. The remainder of the hair is a solid color, in this case black.  This effect is not caused by the Agouti gene but an inhibitor gene (I guess it inhibits the spread of the black pigmentation throughout the hair strand). A Black Persian Cat is, in my experience of searching for photographs of cats, quite a rare cat.  Here is

Animal Rights Activists and Cat Breeders

Animal Rights Activists and Cat Breeders in the USA are fighting it seems. The Animal Rights Activists are on the offensive and the cat breeders on the defensive (or some of them are). Why should this state of affairs exist? Both have valid points of view. The Animal Rights Activists, the cat breeders call them " ARistas ", are fighting the battle for animals generally worldwide. Someone has to as animals do not have voices. They are passive creatures in respect of what happens to them at the hands of mankind. And even cat breeders cannot deny that animals have suffered immeasurably due to the actions of humankind the world over. Any decent person cannot be anything but thankful to Aristas provided they respect other peoples views and don't overstep the line of reasonableness. The trouble is that a lot of ARistas think that the only way to change things is by pushing very hard and I can see that. Cat breeders see the gradual erosion of their businesses through encroa

Baby Persian Cats

Baby Persian Cats - Faolán with Mum - He is now a grown up but a young grown up - Photograph is by and copyright Dani Rozeboom. Faolán is a red solid traditional Persian Cat. Baby Persian Cats are popular. This is obvious as they are simply gorgeous to look at, particularly if the cats live with Dani Rozeboom. I thought I'd put some more pictures of Dani's cats up on this website. She runs the Cattery Yeri Shaes a Traditional Persian Cattery. She runs the cattery with Rick Keijer. The cattery is named after a lovely boy Persian, who was much loved. You can see him on this page . The cattery is based in Almere, Netherlands. Almere is about 30 kilometers to the east of Amsterdam. It looks like you have to go over a large bridge to get there if you're going from Amersterdam , which is not surprising as there is a lot of water in the Netherlands. Dani is also a fine cat photographer (and therefore a fine photographer generally). She also builds great looking websites, profes