Exotic Shorthair cat breed created and designed to meet the Persian standard. From all points of view. The exception is one: fur, which is thick, thick and short. This gives it the appearance of soft, raised, rounded “teddy bear”.
The Exotic Shorthair cat‘s fur needs less pretentious care than that of the Persian. It does not break and does not flatten too simple. Due to its easy fur maintenance, the Exotic Shorthair cat is in fun named “Persian for lazy people”.
Although Exotica considered to be short-haired, the roots of the breeds differ. Some breeders of American tried to improve the type and introduce new colors. By 1950, in the United States. Thus, they paired American Short hair with Persian. The result, unexpected. The chicks were much more like the person as a guy. They had a shorter body, shorter tail and shorter nose (but without the pronounced stop) and short hair. For many, this little creature is irresistible.
Ordinary cats were still crossed with Persian to get the admirable crushed face. Some breeders used Burma cats for the same purpose (creating short-haired Persians). They have a shorter and stronger body. Thus, the “short-haired Persian” came to inherit that “warm, irresistible” look. Some have used the Blue of Russia to get the quality of the “double” fur which seems to be extra. These cats looked charming and so … exotic.
The first breed standard proposed in 1966, and the first proposed name was “Sterling”. It only referred to the varieties of silver. The other varieties of colors registered under the name of “Exotic Short hair”. Over time, short hair races have used less and less in the breeding program. The Persians used.
Thus, the standard of Exotica is closer to the standard for Persian. In 1990 it decided that the standards for these two breeds would be identical except for the length of the hair.
Responsible for short hair is a dominant gene. That is, one parent possessing the gene will pass on this trait to his descendants. Even if the other parent has long hair, Both parents have short hair, but are the bearers of the long hair (recessive).
Inherited but left dormant, there is a chance that in 25% of cases, the kittens are born with long hair. The gene for long hair can transmitted from generation to generation. It may remain in a latent state. It can also manifest by generating the appearance of the long hair. Characteristic in descendants. When, mating between two cats, the nest can give birth to a long-haired cat
Exotic Longhair or Persian
Exotic breeding sometimes becomes very frustrating and discouraging for some breeders because of a long-haired cat (in the US). Such a kitten will register as Exotic Longhair. It can use in the breeding program. It can present in the competitions. But you will never get Champion titles or other bigger titles.
For most European breeders this is not a problem. According to FIFe rules, when registering a nest, long-haired Most Exotic Short hair specimens today have in their pedigrees the most successful characteristics of the Persians.
Exotic is an ideal breed. Kittens are quiet, sweet, peaceful, loyal, true friends. They are easy to grow and do not seem to bother them. They are affectionate. When I want to capture your attention, it sits in front of you and looks at you straight in the eye. She will jump on your feet or arms to crouch and pull a nap. Or to push his wet nose straight into your nose.
Sometimes he hugs you and never stops. It is very comfortable and practical to have an Exotic at home. It respects your privacy and does not need permanent attention. She will follow you like a shadow from one room to another without disturbing you. He only wants to be with you.
She is as playful and fun-loving as many other breeds. He’ll jump to exhaustion trying to catch the toy. You will stay and study how to get to the most inaccessible places. You no longer play with she, was where the toy hidden.
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Men prefer females because they are leaner and more affectionate. Many believe that males are more aggressive and will mark the territory. These are only prejudices. Males of this breed are more attached and more affectionate than females. Females can sometimes be more withdrawn or introverted. They always give the impression that they have something more important to do. That handled by you.
Exotic matures later than most other breeds. Problems related to marking the territory or adjacent ones solved. For that they sterilized before reaching maturity. The exotic adult finds joy in simple things. Solder and hose drops of water on the sink. Run after a scrap paper all over the house.
The easy adaptability of Exotic allows it to enter a new home or family at any age. The exotic remains playful when it grows and brings you joy all your life. Such a cat, adorable, quiet, clean is a blessing for any family.
The characteristic shape of the head, short nose, and flesh, large eyes, flat face. This can create health problems. I will mention a few: –deformity of the bone, deformity of the bite, tears of the eyes (if the eyes are not treated with care can appear around their ugly ulcers), poly cystic kidney (a disease of genetic nature).
They can prevent by proper care. The problem with the jaw can eliminated by an experienced breeder. It can solve by itself in the following months from birth until the milk teeth change. Need daily care otherwise infections generated. We have to clean them daily from dirt. The oxidizing fluid (sores) should removed every morning.
Exotics are sensitive to infections, especially those caused by viruses. The risk of disease can reduced by regular vaccination. This cat, like Persian, are cats that live only in the house. It is easier to prevent many of the health problems that affect them.
Proper nutrition, regular vaccination, strict hygiene, along with lots of affections. Are the factors that ensure a healthy, happy
and long life of your cat.
Exotic Short hair cat is the small owner of the house. Energetic, robust, she also possesses the calm nature of a Persian. Her short fur is double (it has a puff), raised and dense. The guy has to be like Persian or even better. There is no long fur to hide its defects (too long-tail or throat too thin).
The standard means: sturdy body, medium-length tail. Short and strong neck, thick and muscular legs. The head should be round, with small ears, with rounded tips, located at a great distance between them. The skull must be well-developed, with a strong bone. The nose is short and the chin is strong.
The eyes are large, round, distant.
The stop must be well pronounced, deep, located exactly between the eyes. Everything in this breed should suggest the appearance of ROBUST.
The warm expression of the face, with sweet, rounded lines. These are high lights the cat’s qualities. The standard of the Exotic Short hair breed is identical to that of the Persian. The only exception is the fur. She must be dense, raised, soft, of medium length. If the puff is thicker and the threads thicker, a longer fur length accepted. It is faulty lying fur.
Exotic Short hair has the same colors as Persian:
Unicolored: white, black, blue, chocolate, lilac, brick, beige, red, cream. And all varieties of a turtle.
Two-color: all combinations uni color with white in different proportionsTabby: all the uni color mentioned combined with white. As well as tabby-silver or gold.
In all colors and in all four varieties of tabby (marbled, tiger, spotted and ticked)Smurfs: all their colors and their combinations with whiteShadows: all the colors, in varieties of silver and gold
Colorpoint: all colors, including tabby
Exotics are very pleasant companions. They have a quiet and discreet temperament, inherited from Persians. Unlike these, they are more active and more communicative.
At first glance, they seem shy and slight stressed. In reality, they have a great capacity to adapt to new situations. They slight support the changes that have taken place in their living environment. If you want a cat and are busy or… . lazy lol, Exotic Short hair is a perfect choice.
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