You got it! Way to go, Robert!This one is confusing and Persi the Persian cat wanted to clear up the confusion.
Originally Posted by RobertM
This is my beloved boy, Persi. This is the way he always sits around the house! According to the CFA, his breed is Persian. The CFA recognizes 15 different color points for this cat.
First, click on Cat Breeds above. There you will find articles on both Persian and Himalayan cats. But I have Persi's CFA registration in front of me and it says he is a Persian cat of the Himalayan color. This can be deciphered by reading the articles. Under the Himalayan article it says:
The breed was accepted by CFA in 1957 as a breed standard, and in the 1980's it was merged with the Persian breed, listing them as a color variation of a Persian instead of a totally different breed.
is a Persi
an cat. The same article goes on to say:
As far as color- points, the CFA recognizes the following: chocolate, seal lilac, blue, red-tortie, cream, seal- lynx, blue- lynx, red- lynx, cream- lynx, tortie- lynx, blue-cream lynx, chocolate- lynx, lilac- lynx, chocolate-tortie- lynx and lilac-cream- lynx.
Counting these you will come up with 15.
The confusion is that The Cat Site has separate articles for both Persian and Himalayan under Cat Breeds but according to the CFA, the Himalayan is no longer a separate breed.Leave it to Robert to decipher the correct answer!