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Please describe the difference betwen exotic longhair and persian cat

post #1 of 8
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Dear catlover 
I thank you in advance can join TCS this forum ... 
I hope I'm not wrong area to ask, 
I am from Indonesia would like to inquire about the differences with exotic longhair and persian ... because in my country is always plural understanding exotic is a shorthair ... 
thank you in advance for your answer

post #2 of 8

None.   Exotic who is born as longhair gets registerd as persian.   Its not unusual, as they are sibling breeds, with partly the same breeding and gene pool.

And of course, if a persian happens to be born as shorthair, it gets registered as exotic.

 

This is at least in the big european association FIFe, but I suppose its similiar in most others.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks stefanz for replay my post...
But i'm still confused if exotic longhair only can be seen her by gen test, but in another organisation that exotic long hair has accepted being different with persian who that none different phisicly...cause in my country i think their no feline gen test, its difficult to know...
post #4 of 8
The exotic longhair looks almost identical to the Persian. The main difference is gentics. Exotic's are a cross between Persians and American shorthairs.

Different blood lines, different gentics. In spite of looking very similar breeds are determined by genes, not appearance.

Without a DNA it would be almost impossible to tell the difference just from looks. But genetically they would not be the same breed
post #5 of 8
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Thanks Gemsgems,
That was new knowledge for me and for many friend in indonesia,
Let me permission for telling this in my local forum...
Best regard
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Originally Posted by GemsGem View Post

The exotic longhair looks almost identical to the Persian. The main difference is gentics. Exotic's are a cross between Persians and American shorthairs.

 

Ah, it explains a discussion I did followed once.  The beginning was, someone observed, longhaired cats tended to be  slower and more lazy than shorthaired.

One of the participants in that thread was  such a persian breeder I mentioned above:  In her litters she get both longhaired persians and shorthaired exotics, from the same parents.

as small kittens, the difference wasnt apparent, as the long fur become visibly later.

But she noticed, the kittens crawling first out from the nest, turned later almost always to be shorthaired, ie exotics.

The slower ones - turned out with time usually  to be longhaired.

 

But here we get the explanation: it was probably NOT the coming fur lenght.  It was the shorthaired had of course also more of the  American Shorthairs genes in them, more than their longhaired siblings.

 

Although genes are usually not coming in groups, but randomly individually...   Anyway, here somewhere is the explanation...   the shorthaired do have some genes from american shorthair, they arent "just" shorthaired persians...

post #7 of 8
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gemsgems hehe 

thanks you so much that really so many knowledge that i get to share 

i hope someday will get more advice from you and another person for my difficulties

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gemsgems hehe 
thanks you so much that really so many knowledge that i get to share 
i hope someday will get more advice from you and another person for my difficulties

Glad to be of help. rbheart.gifwink.gif
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