Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Yup mine are definitly show type and definitly extreme compared to any other persians here at TCS BUT I don't think they are extreme compared to the cats of the past years, the ones with DEEP gutters, deep set eyes etc etc. The long nosed Persians are more modern then we think. They don't have all the eye/nose problems like they did back then. that's a good thing!
Oh they are very similar to our cats. They are just right on to what we have. Very, very beautiful cats.
We have sweet open expression in our NZCF standard but even though CFA doesn't that's what they're striving for, and look at that link you sent me all those three cats have what is described as a sweet open expression. Beautiful.
I wouldn't have a clue about TICA. From what i've heard from breeders here in NZ they are no match to CFA. Which IMO is the leading cat organization of our modern world.
Ah, then this is a good thing youngling. It has been many years since I was very interested in Persians and Himalayans, and then they WERE very
extreme with noses pushed right up into their faces. Excellent
I do know that the different registries do, or at least they did, have different styles. I ran into (not literally!) a lady at PetsMart one day (buying kitty litter, what else?) and discovered that she had showed ASH (American Shorthairs) and a friend of hers would evaluate a litter and divide them up, "This one for TICA, this one for CFA, this one for ACFA," depending on where she thought each would do best.
For instance, until fairly recently, Maine Coons were definitely different between CFA and TICA, with CFA having a "sweeter" expression, and TICA very much having a wilder, more "feral" look. TICA cats couldn't win in CFA and vice versa. They've pretty much come together now.
And you must take anything I say with a grain of salt anyway. I'm just an interested spectator