Mon Chéri Cattery

Mon Cheri Cattery

About Red Exotic Shorthair & Exotic Longhair Kittens

Did you always love the comic Garfield and dreaming of having your very own red Exotic Shorthair kitten or red Exotic Longhair kitten? Yes the beloved character Garfield was inspired from a red Persian tabby. Here are some FAQs regarding color variations, personality characteristics to help you decide if a red Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten would be a good match.

What Color is a Red Exotic Shorthair or Red Exotic Longhair kitten?

Technically they are orange. But we refer to colors in accordance with CFA* standards so we will use the term “red”. The red Exotic Shorthair kittens or red Persian kittens we breed can come in the following variations: red tabby (tiger like stripes in fur), red bicolor van (has red but is dominantly white), red bicolor (red and white), and solid red. 

Gallery of Red Exotic Shorthair and Red Exotic Longhair kittens

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Exotic Shorthair Kitten & Exotic Longhair Personality & Characteristics

Both Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens have a gentle and calm personality reminiscent of the Persian but are generally livelier than their longhaired ancestors. Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens are curious and playful. They are friendly to other cats and dogs, but they don’t like being left alone and need the presence of their owner.


The endearing Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kitten is a peaceful, easygoing companion who will be content to quietly follow you around and then sit in your lap for petting whenever you give him the chance. 

Easy to keep Entertained

Should you purchase a red Exotic Shorthair or red Persian (red Exotic Longhair) your kitten, will enjoy playing with a toy or chasing a ball or wadded-up piece of paper. Puzzle toys that require him to think and move to release treats or kibble are a great way to keep him occupied when you aren’t there to provide a lap. 

Exotic Shorthair & Exotic Longhair Kitten Quick Facts

  • The Exotic Shorthair kitten has the look of a Persian but with a short, plush coat that comes in many beautiful colors and patterns, including chocolates, lilacs, black smokes, colorpoints, solids, bicolors, calicos, creams, tabbies, reds, and tortoiseshell.
  • The word round is key when speaking of this breed. Exotic shorthair kittens and Persians have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.

Mon Chéri Cattery queen nursing colorpoint and red Exotic Shorthair kittens

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Mon Chéri Cattery Exotic Shorthair 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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