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Doll face/ traditional Persian?

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Thread Starter 
Is she what they call a 'doll face' persian?



post #2 of 13

Its a reasonable guess.   Alternatively she may be some mix out of modern flatface persian.  

 

Pretty young - eyes still blue.  Seems to be a tortie + tabby = torbie in coloration and pattern.

post #3 of 13

While I hate the term 'doll faced' (I prefer moderate faced) it does appear she is a sweet moderate faced Persian or mix with Persian in the background. Sweet looking baby.

post #4 of 13
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Thank you, @StefanZ and @posiepurrs

Her face is starting to look more triangular and now I'm confused.



With all the fur pushed back, it's a perfect 'V'
post #5 of 13

She looks like a doll faced Persian. The peke faced Persian is the one with the flat pushed-in looking face which has problems with tear ducts which make her face dirty all the time. Your baby's nose is nicely out from the face, more like the original Persian. However since your kitty's face tends to be triangular shaped instead of round she is most likely a Persian mix. Very sweet looking. 

post #6 of 13

She's very pretty, whatever she is. Lucky you have her!

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Originally Posted by segelkatt View Post
 

She looks like a doll faced Persian. The peke faced Persian is the one with the flat pushed-in looking face which has problems with tear ducts which make her face dirty all the time. Your baby's nose is nicely out from the face, more like the original Persian. However since your kitty's face tends to be triangular shaped instead of round she is most likely a Persian mix. Very sweet looking. 


The Peke faced Persians were only bred in red. They fell out of favor a long time ago and are no longer bred, but the term stuck around. I think what you mean (correct me if I am wrong) is the extreme Persians that are seen in the show halls. They do not all have issues with the eyes being dirty, nor does having a moderate face mean that the cat will not have problems. Two of my least extreme cats (pets) have the dirtiest faces, while I rarely have to wash the face of my most extreme cat.. Even with the triangular face of this kitten, it could be Persian. I had a pet quality kitten in one of my litters that looked nothing like a Persian. She looked more like a small Norwegian Forest Cat. I KNOW who the parents are so I know she is pure Persian. She just got all the wrong genes in the gene pool, but it doesn't make her any less lovable.

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Thank you, @StefanZ and @posiepurrs

Her face is starting to look more triangular and now I'm confused.



With all the fur pushed back, it's a perfect 'V'

 

What a gorgeous little girl !

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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by posiepurrs View Post


The Peke faced Persians were only bred in red. They fell out of favor a long time ago and are no longer bred, but the term stuck around. I think what you mean (correct me if I am wrong) is the extreme Persians that are seen in the show halls. They do not all have issues with the eyes being dirty, nor does having a moderate face mean that the cat will not have problems. Two of my least extreme cats (pets) have the dirtiest faces, while I rarely have to wash the face of my most extreme cat.. Even with the triangular face of this kitten, it could be Persian. I had a pet quality kitten in one of my litters that looked nothing like a Persian. She looked more like a small Norwegian Forest Cat. I KNOW who the parents are so I know she is pure Persian. She just got all the wrong genes in the gene pool, but it doesn't make her any less lovable.

I know what you mean. I had a kitten that was supposed to be a Persian but as a kitten she looked a bit strange, but when she grew she grew so beautifully and there was no doubt she was a pure Persian. So imo sometimes you can't really say what they actually are until they're fully grown. Sometimes a fluffy kitten grows up to be almost a short hair, that sort of thing. I'm far from being an expert but, I'm excited to see what Kiera would look like when she's older, and to what extent she would resemble a Persian.
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Not relevant to the thread but thought I'd share.
This is my first cat, Marina (rip)
most people would say that he looks so grumpy. Truth is he was the best cat.
post #11 of 13

The more pushed in the face is the more they look grumpy but Persians are the sweetest cats. Here's mine

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post #12 of 13
A little sculpting to your cats face and he wouldn't look grumpy. It is the hair- it closes the face and makes them look grumpy. That is why we sculpt the face before a show.
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She's an old kitty now, 17 and a previous cat parent declawed her in front. I never think of her as looking grumpy, just baby-faced

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