Persian cat is a very classic cat, but recently, many people said that they bought a Persian cat for 100 yuan. When they bought it, they found out that they only bought an ordinary white country cat. In fact, it is not difficult to identify Persian cats. As long as we understand the CFA standard of Persian cats, we can buy authentic Persian cats.
1¡¢ What does CFA mean?
CFA = the cat fans’ Association is the abbreviation of the international cat loving Federation. CFA is a non-profit organization registered in the United States and was founded in early 1906. At first, CFA was just a small organization. CFA has the largest number of registered purebred cats in the world. Every year, there are more than 400 cat exhibitions held around the world, and 42 kinds of cats are exhibited.
2¡¢ Persian cat CFA standard
What a perfect Persian cat presents to people should be a strong physique, balanced development and sweet expression, soft and round body lines. Large round eyes with at least one eye distance between the two eyes. The head is round and large, and the facial features are evenly distributed. A long and dense coat is very important for a Persian cat in the competition. The Persian cat shows its luxurious and elegant characteristics with its beautiful long hair.
Head: the head is full and round, the forehead is wide, the face should be perfectly round from muscle to bone, the neck is short but the hair on the neck is very long. The head bone feels smooth and round when touching with hands. There should be no excessive depression or protrusion from the nasal concavity to the back of the brain. There should be enough distance between the eyes.
Nose: short, flat, wide, the depression of the nose is located between the eyes
Cheek: plump, nose does not protrude, cheek curve is soft and round
Mouth: generous and powerful
Mandible: wide, thick and full, combined with the whole face into a complete circle, no defects in occlusion.
Ears: small and round, tip forward, base should not be too large. Position on both sides of the head, with enough space between the ears. Ears should be properly integrated into the curve of the head. Crooked ears or contour lines with the tip of the ear protruding from the top of the head will be deducted.
Eyes: bright, big, round and full in shape, with enough distance between the eyes to make the whole facial expression sweet and lovely.
Body: the body of Persian cat is like a strong pony, with short legs and broad chest. It is thick and strong from shoulder to tail. The cross section of the body should be complete and round, and the line on the back should be horizontal. Strong body, rich muscle, not fat. It should be emphasized that the evaluation of Persian cats is based on their overall performance rather than on their body size.
Limbs: short, thick, strong and powerful. The front legs are straight, and the hind legs should be straight when viewed from the rear of the body.
Claws: large, round and powerful, with closed toes, 5 toes in the front and 4 toes in the back.
Tail: short, but in proportion to the length of the body. Tail must not have broken tail or other skeletal deformities.
Hair: long and dense, smooth and soft texture, thick hair outlines the full body curve of Persian cat. Even between the shoulders and front legs are covered with long hair, the neck hair is more prominent, as if surrounded by a thick scarf. The ears and soles of the feet are also long.
Disqualification: white spot on forehead; deformity of tail; wrong number of toes; obvious defect in appearance; obvious deformity of spine; obvious deformity of skull leading to asymmetry of face and head; eye to eye. For key color cats, white toes or blue eyes are not allowed to compete.
Head – 30 points (including head shape and proportion to the whole body, shape and position of eyes and ears)
Body type – 20 points (including body shape, size, bone mass and tail length)
Hair – 10 points
Overall performance – 5 points
Behavior – 5 points
Color – 20 points
Eye color – 10 points
3¡¢ Three face types of Persian cat
1. The primitive type, the long nose, is the most primitive Persian cat. It’s not much different from the Angora cat. You can check out photos of the earliest Persian cats. But modern people don’t think of them as Persian cats. There are two types of modern Persia.
2. Doll face, also known as baby face. Jinjila (details) is a common face. The tip of the nose is not in line with the eyes. However, the upper edge of the nose and the lower edge of the eyes are usually in line.
3. Peek face, also known as Jingba face. It’s the tip of the nose.
Peke face is harmful to the health of cats, causing dyspnea and so on. Therefore, some associations advocate doll face Persian cat and boycott peke face Jingba face Persian cat. At the same time, Jingba faces are popular. Jingba face shape is the de facto standard of non jinjila Persian cats.
Now, Jingba face jinjila Persian cat also appeared, which is usually the result of jinjila mixing with other Persian cats. The original cat owners did not like jinjila and other Persian cats. It seems to go with the loss of ginger’s green eyes.
Note: some cat associations (CFA) list Persian cats with foreign short hair parents or ancestors as foreign long hair, while some cat associations (TICA, etc.) recognize that foreign long hair is Persian cat.