The Chinchilla Persian and the black Persian cat, both Persians but with two different personalities.
Persian cats are well known for their laid back and docile temperament, which is true to a certain extent, but there is more to this breed than just being a decorative couch potato content to sleep all day on the sofa.
Chinchilla Persians are a little different from their traditional Persian relations.
In my experience of breeding both types for more than a decade now, I have often been asked for advice on which type is more suited to family life. The answer is that both are absolutely suitable for families, but Chinchilla Persians tend to be more energetic and may also have a touch of feistiness about them that belies their dainty, ball of fluff appearance. It all depends on which personality you feel would suit your lifestyle the best.
I am passionate about all breeds of cats and my life revolves around them, but the Persian cats are my favourite breed of all. Having owned Persian cats as pets in the past, it was the natural choice for me to develop an interest in breeding them.
In 2003, I fell in love with the exquisite beauty of the Chinchilla Persian and decided to start up my own breeding programme that also led me to a whole new world of cat shows and exhibiting. I was fortunate to have been entrusted back then with my first silver breeding cats whose lines were from a pure silver background, quite a rarity today as silvers are now being bred to the coloured Persians in order to increase a dwindling gene pool that has affected this breed for years.
This has been common practice in the US for some time and has now been adopted by the cat governing body over here in the last few years in an attempt to solve the problem.
There are still some of us that are continuing to breed the pure silvers though, but sadly only a handful of these breeders now exist in the country.
In recent years, some of the traditional coloured Persians have also caught my eye, in particular the dramatic blacks, in complete contrast with their huge orange eyes against their dark fur to the pale silver coated fairy-like chins with their emerald green eyes. Both my black boy and girl are from solid colour bred lines and carry the dilute gene, so I am guaranteed some blue kittens out of this breeding.
My blue girl, Palchinno Fleur will produce blue babies for us.
The silvers, blacks and blues are the colours that I have chosen to work with and I'm looking forward to seeing what is produced in the future.
We occasionally have kittens (13 weeks+) who are looking for a permanent, cat loving home as pets. We also sometimes have older kittens and young adults who have previously stayed with us for breeding/showing purposes but are now ready to go to a new home as a companion.
We will also be expecting further litters in spring/summer 2019. More details to be posted on this site later.