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CH Jordanalisa's Lionors

Lionors was featured in the Calico and Bi-Color Division of the Persians Magazine, All About America's Favorite Cats Volume 1, 2nd Edition 2007 of the Popular Cats Series Magazine.  Lionors is pictured on page 61.

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 Color Information

Calico and Bi-Color Division including Bi-Color Tabby 

Bi-Color Van:   A van pattern is an all white cat with color on the head and tail. A maximum of two spots of color are allowed on the body. Copper eyed.

Calico:
a tri-color cat of red, white and black. The red and the black should appear as clear, unbrindled patches.  It is preferred that the cat have white legs, muzzle, undersides and chest.

Dilute Calico:
a tri-color cat of cream, white and blue. The cream and the blue should appear as clear, unbrindled patches. It is preferred that the cat have white legs, muzzle, undersides and chest.

Bi-Color:
black and white, blue and white, red and white and cream and white.  It is preferred that the cat have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle.

Red Tabby & White (classic, mackerel): 
A bi-color cat of white and colored portions, the colored portions conform with the red tabby standard.  It is preferred that the cat have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle. 

Brown Tabby & White (classic, mackerel): A bi-color cat which is white and brown with the established brown tabby standard. It is preferred that the cat have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle. 

Patched Tabby & White (classic, mackerel):  A bi-color cat of white and colored portions, the colored portions conform with the patched tabby color standard.  It is preferred that the cat have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle. 

Other Tabby & White (classic, mackerel):  A bi-color cat of white and colored portions, the colored portions conform with the classic and mackerel color standards (with the exception of  patched tabby, brown and red) color description.

Parti-Color Division

Tortoiseshell: Black body with patches of red or softly intermingled on the body and extremities. Several shades of red are acceptable. The nose and paw pads are colored black and/or brick red.  Copper eyed.


Blue-Cream
: Blue body with patches of cream softly intermingled on both body and extremities. The lighter shades are most preferred. The nose leather and paw pads are either blue or pink.  Copper eyed.

Tabby Division

Classic Tabby Pattern:  
Dense clearly defined markings. Legs evenly patterned with rings coming up to meet the body markings. The tail is also evenly marked with rings.  There will be several unbroken rings on neck and upper chest, the more the better. An intricate letter "M" will be formed on the forehead.  Unbroken lines running to the back from the outer corner of eye and swirling on cheeks. Vertical lines over back of head extend to shoulder markings which are in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly outlined and marked with dots inside outline.  The markings on the back consist of a vertical line down the spine from butterfly to tail with a vertical stripe paralleling it on each side, the three stripes well separated by stripes of the body color. Large solid blotch on each side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings. Side markings should be the same on both sides of the body. Double vertical rows of buttons on chest and stomach.

Mackerel Tabby Pattern:  Dense clearly defined narrow stripes/markings.  Even stripes, also called ticking on the legs with narrow ringlets coming up to meet the body markings. Stripes on the tail, neck and chest are distinct. An intricate letter "M" will be formed on the forehead. Unbroken lines running back on the head from the eyes. Lines running down the head to meet the shoulders. Spine lines run together to form a narrow saddle.  Narrow strips around body.

Silver Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern): Pale clear silver body color. Tabby markings in dense black with a white undercoat. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black. Green, hazel, or copper eyed.


Silver Patched Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):
The body color is a pale silver. The tabby markings are dense black. Patches of red or softly intermingled areas of red on both body and extremities. White undercoating, the lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black and/or brick red. Copper, green or hazel eyes.


Blue-Silver Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):
Body color pale bluish silver. Blue tabby markings. Undercoat white. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. The nose leather should be blue or rose trimmed with blue and the paw pads should be blue or rose. Green, hazel or copper eyed.


Blue-Silver Patched Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern): 
Body color pale blue with patches of cream softly intermingled areas on the body and extremities. White undercoat with lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Blue or rose colored nose leather trimmed with blue and or pink and paw pads will be blue or rose. Green, hazel or copper eyed.


Red Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):  
Red body color with a deeper color of red tabby markings with the lips and chin being the same color as the rings round the eyes.  The nose leather and paw pads are brick red in color.  Copper eyed. 

Brown Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern): 
Body color brilliant coppery brown with dense black tabby markings. The lips and chin are the same color as the rings round the eyes.   The leather of the nose is brick red.  The paw pads are brown or black.  Copper eyed.

Brown Patched Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):  Body color brilliant coppery brown with black tabby markings with patches of red or softly intermingled areas of red on both body and extremities. The lips and chin the same color as the rings around the eyes. The nose leather is brick red with the paw pads being black or brick.  Copper eyed. 

Blue Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):  Bluish ivory body color including the lips and chin. Tabby markings are deep blue offering a great contrast to the body color. Warm fawn overtones over the whole. Rose colored nose leather and paw pads. Copper eyed.


Blue Patched Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern):
Pale bluish ivory body color with tabby markings that are deep blue offering a great contrast to the body color.  Patches of cream on both body and extremities. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Warm fawn overtones over the whole. Rose colored nose leather and paw pads.  Copper eyed.


Cream Tabby (classic or mackerel pattern): 
Body color pale cream. Buff or cream tabby markings darker than the ground color to offer good contrast, yet the contrast remains within the dilute color range.  The lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes with pink colored nose leather and paw pads. Copper eyed.

Solid Color Division

Black:  Dark coal black fur from roots to tip.  No tinting of rust on the tips or smokish undercoating.  Nose leather all black, Black or brown paw pads. Copper eyes.

Blue:  Blue (gray color) is the dilute of black. Blue kittens can have faint tabby markings when  they are young. The lightest pale shade is most preferred, even tone throughout body. A sound darker shade is more acceptable than an unsound lighter shade.  Blue nose leather and paw pads. Copper eyes.

Cream:  Cream is the dilute of red and just as with red, cream kittens are also born with slightly darker buff-cream tabby markings. Unless the kitten is a tabby, the markings typically disappear when the adult coat starts to grown in at about nine months of age. The lightest pale shade is most preferred.  Pink nose leather and paw pads.  Copper eyes.

Red: Red kittens are often born with tabby markings  that may or may not disappear when the adult coat grows in.  All red cats possess tabby markings either very obvious in which case they are considered a tabby or very faint then they are considered a solid color.  They are often referred to as red, however, a red cat is often also described as being orange.  The nose leather and paw pads are brick red.  Copper eyes. 

White:  Quite often, white kittens are born with a smudge of black or gray hairs on the top of their head.  This is due to the varying masking ability of the dominant white gene.  The spot does disappear as the adult coat starts to grow in at about nine months of age.  They will have pink nose leather and paw pads.  To produce white  offspring, at least one parent must be white. The gene that produces the white coat is a dominant masking gene which merely serves to "cover up" the true color.   Eye color can be either deep blue, copper eyed, or odd-eyed which is one blue eye and one copper eye. 


Color Descriptions and Patterns of Persians

The color descriptions found on this page are only a fraction of the possible colors and patterns that a Persian cat may be produced in. 

We have included the descriptions for some of the most common colors and patterns. Please bear in mind that there are many more colors and patterns that we have not described.

Himalayan colors are not described in our descriptions of colors.

Groomer's Goop Products are great for degreasing a Persians coat!

We recommend you try Groomer's Goop Degreaser, Glossy Coat Pet Shampoo and coat conditioners. Does their coat attract dirt and look greasy? If you answered yes, your Persian's coat may need to be degreased.

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