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What is meant by "purebred persian"?

post #1 of 16
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Hi, I've been seeing people write "purebred persians" and I don't know how to dstinguish one from a nonpurebred one, has anyone got a link to a website that explains in detail or can someone explain pleas?
Thank you
post #2 of 16
Purebred meaning 100% persian with papers to prove it.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
And if I have a persian without papers is there a way in which I can get papers?
post #4 of 16
I don't thinkn so, unless you know it's parents names and they are registered, right? Like I have one that is extreme flat faced, I rescued him from the humane society, but I can pretty much guarentee he is purebred. Actually he is a Himalayan, but I cannot register him as I know nothing of his background or his parents names or anything. Where did you get your cat? If he came from a breeder, a good one, they should have told you about registering him I think or even have done it.
post #5 of 16
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It wasn't from a breeder, it waS from someone1 who's persian got pregnant, I don't even think her parents are r0egistered
post #6 of 16
Both parents have to be registered for the off spring to be able to be regsitered.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by ricardo222222
Hi, I've been seeing people write "purebred persians" and I don't know how to dstinguish one from a nonpurebred one, has anyone got a link to a website that explains in detail or can someone explain pleas?
Thank you
In my opinion someone stating "purebred Persians" would mean offspring from two "full" Persian cats, and having no registration papers. To me it means the same thing as simply saying "Persian". If the cats were registerable I think they would instead say "registered Persians".

If it was a newspaper ad I would be skeptical unless I was able to actually see both parents. And as pet quality Persians represent a whole range of type from severe faces to those with a bit more nose, there will be a lot of leeway in type of any "purebred" Persians.
post #8 of 16
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Well, to me what matters is how they look, an unregistered persian can look the same as a registered persian so I don't see the point in having them registered, they cost a lot more just for having some papers stating they are purebred. I would still like my kitten registered but as there's no way to do it I'll have to just don't have her registered.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by ricardo222222
Well, to me what matters is how they look, an unregistered persian can look the same as a registered persian so I don't see the point in having them registered, they cost a lot more just for having some papers stating they are purebred. I would still like my kitten registered but as there's no way to do it I'll have to just don't have her registered.
Ricardo...you can certainly argue that "registration" shouldn't matter...but from the perspective of breeding and showing...a purebred cat is one that is genetically sound several generations back. Since your friends persian wasn't registered, there is no way to know whether she is 100% persian OR whether she has any defects that would make her unsuitable as a breeder. This is why unregistered cats should be spayed/neutered and not allowed to breed.

Katie
post #10 of 16
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And isn't there a way in which I can take her to someone who can determine if there are any defects present?
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by ricardo222222
And if I have a persian without papers is there a way in which I can get papers?
I don't know how it works where you are, but over here most pure bred kittens sold as pets are placed on the non active register - that means that any kittens produced from them cannot be registered. Does it work like that in the US?
post #12 of 16
Sure you can take her to a vet and have her tested for PKD and all the other illnesses to make sure it is not contagious to other cats. There is a DNA test for PKD so do not let them talk you into a scan it will not be as accurate.
post #13 of 16
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I don't know about USA since I'm from Mexico, why do they put kittens sold on pet stores on the non active register? What's the point?
post #14 of 16
All I know is that kittens in pet stores come from mills and you need to steer way clear of those. Who cares if their parents are techincally purebred of not, they come from mills, there are no health guarentee whatsoever as those are not from ethical registered breeders. No matter what they pet store workers tell you. They do not come from local registered breeders, they come from mills.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by ricardo222222
And isn't there a way in which I can take her to someone who can determine if there are any defects present?
Not if it is a genetic condition that has not manifested yet- many things do not show up until later in a cats life.
post #16 of 16
Here in New Zealand we have to register all of our kittens ourselves (the breeders) - a much better system.
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