Persian Ticked

Persian Ticked

The Persian ticked cat is an experimental breed of purebred cat. It is probably confined to a single breeder – although I don’t know for sure. There is very little information about this proposed cat breed except what is inferred by the title of the cat.

This is a Persian cat with a ticked coat. And the two cats in the cat fancy that are well know as having ticked coats are the Abyssinian and the long haired version of the Abyssinian, the Somali cat breed. You can read about ticking here with a fantastic picture of a wildcat the Jaguarundi: Ticked Cat Coat.

Persian catPersian cat – photo copyright Helmi Flick

Somali CatSomali cat – photo copyright Helmi Flick

The idea is to create a cat breed that has the range of colors and ticking of the Somali cat but with the body type of the Persian. The Somali is foreign type (slender) while the Persian is cobby (rounded). See Cat Body Types. The Persian ticked cat breed is then a Persian x Somali cross.

Under the Cat Fanciers Association breed standard the Somali cat has four color types:

  1. Ruddy
  2. Red
  3. Blue
  4. Fawn
In The International Cat Association they allow silver/smoke in which the ticking is added to by the presence of transparent/white hair shafts at the base (caused by the inhibitor gene) of the hair giving the smoke effect. You can perhaps visualize how this cat breed might look.

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