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What Is An Exotic Short Hair Persian Kitten?

Do you love the Persian temperament but are afraid of the longer hair and grooming? Our longhair Persians have been carefully breed to produce an easy to care for midi coat. Still not convinced? Why not opt for an exotic short hair Persian kitten or what CFA* terms an Exotic Shorthair. An exotic short hair Persian is in essence a Persian with shorter hair.

Gallery of Exotic Short Hair Persian Kittens

Why an Exotic Short hair Persian Kitten is the Perfect Pet

The Exotic Short Hair Persian kitten (Or Exotic Shorthair kitten) has been called the “lazy” person’s Persian because it shares the Persian cat’s facial features but has a shorter coat that requires less grooming. Exotic shorthairs are soft, medium-sized cats that tend to develop strong bonds with their owners, get along with other pets and kids, and have sweet personalities. Although exotic shorthairs have relatively low energy levels and exercise needs, they’ll happily play with fishing pole feather teasers or similar toys for hours.

Exotic Short hair Persian Characteristics

Exotic short hair Persians have lower energy levels than many other cats, so they can thrive in a variety of households and don’t require a lot of active interaction or stimulation. The exotic short hair Persian’s sweet, relaxed, and playful personality—as well as its low-maintenance grooming and exercise needs—make it the perfect pick for first-time cat owners and mellow families.

History of the Exotic Short Hair Persian

Persian cats have been—and still are—some of the most coveted cats in history. Motivated by the popularity of the breed, American Shorthair breeders began to mix Persians, Burmese and Russian Blues into their American shorthair lines sometime during the 1950s. They hoped to recreate the beautiful look of the Persians in American shorthairs.

Although the first litters of exotic short hair Persians kittens didn’t look exactly like Persians, they retained some of the key characteristics—like round faces, short noses, and large, round eyes. But. they had shorter, more plush coats. Many breeders then bred these kittens with Persians to further develop the exotic shorthair breed /exotic  short hair Persian breed.

As the breed grew in popularity—and the gene pool broadened—fewer breeds incorporated Burmese and Russian blues into their breeding programs to achieve shorter, plusher coats. Eventually, the Cat Fanciers’ Association began to limit the number of outcrosses allowed in purebred exotic shorthairs. In 1987, they banned exotic shorthair outcrosses completely, allowing them only to be bred with Persians.

Today, the exotic short hair Persian is one of the most popular purebred shorthair cats, ranking second to the Persian.

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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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