Mon Chéri Cattery

Mon Cheri Cattery

What is a Calico Exotic Shorthair Kitten?

Are you interested in a calico or dilute calico Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten? What is a calico van or a dilute calico van Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten? See photo galleries of our beautiful calico kittens to understand the differences

These photos are of calico kittens previously sold. If interested, see kittens for sale.

What Is A Calico Exotic Shorthair or Calico Exotic Longhair Kitten?

A calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Exotic Longhair kitten is a tri-color kitten, with white, black, and orange patches. They typically have white faces, chests, and legs. Calicos usually have black or orange foreheads, ears, and backs. Their legs may be either white or colored. Their spots may be more one color than the other, but they must have some combination of the two. They are referred to as a “calico van” if white is the most dominant of its three colors.

Meet Cherry Our Calico Persian Kitten
Female Calico Exotic Shorthair Kitten

What is a Dilute Calico Exotic Shorthair or Dilute Calico Exotic Longhair Kitten?

A dilute calico has the same coloring as calico cats, but “diluted,” meaning dilute calicos are calico cats with less intense color hues. A dilute calico van has these diluted colors but white is the most dominant of her three colors.

Dilute Calico Van Exotic Shorthair Kitten For Sale
Female Dilute Calico Van Exotic Shorthair Kitten

Calico Exotic Shorthair Kittens & Calico Exotic Longhair Kittens Gallery

Calico Exotic Shorthair and Calico Exotic Longhair Kitten Quick Facts

  • The Exotic Shorthair kitten has the exact same look of a Persian or some may refer to as a Exotic Longhair kitten but with a shorter coat. Both have coats that come in many beautiful colors and patterns, including chocolate, lilac, colorpoint, black smoke, cream, solid, bicolor, calico, tabby, red, and tortoiseshell.
  • The key word is “round” when speaking of Shorthairs and Exotic Longhairs. Exotic shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.
  • Typically, a healthy adult cat will weigh 12 pounds, with a life expectancy of 12-15 years.
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Calico Exotic Shorthair & Exotic Longhair Kitten Breeders

Mon Chéri Cattery is an Arkansas breeder of Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens or some may call Persian kittens both pet and show-quality and a CFA Cattery of Excellence. Our Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale are of outstanding pedigrees, including champions, which trace to Kings and Queens from Russia, Germany, European imports, and carefully chosen domestic bloodlines. For over 20 years we have breed Exotic Shorthair kittens that are healthy, beautiful, well-socialized and smart. Our Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale are available in the most desired shades of chocolate, calico, lilac, red, cream, bicolor, solid, tabby, colorpoint, black smoke, and the rare tortoiseshell. 

*CFA or The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. See our Mon Chéri Cattery profile on CFA.

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