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14 Fancy Facts About Persian Cats

#7 There are more than 80 different fur colors that occur

From tortoises and calico to orange, grey, and black-and-white, the varieties are plentiful. Other sub-variants of the Persian include toy and teacup sizes, Himalayans - which are a cross between a Persian and a Siamese - and Chinchilla Longhairs, which have pointy noses and black-tipped fur.

#8 The Persian is perhaps one of the most well-represented breeds in popular culture

#9 However, the breed hasn’t always had a squished visage

Persians once had a more pronounced muzzle, but in the 1950s a genetic mutation caused a batch of kittens to be born with scrunched features.

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#10 Persians look a lot like Turkish Angoras

Persians have a stockier build, a larger head, rounder eyes, and a slightly longer coat, whereas Turkish Angoras have lithe bodies, pointed ears, and a plume-like tail.

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#11 PERSIANS ARE “FURNITURE WITH FUR”

This breed is known for remaining inactive for long periods of time. They are very lazy cats and can spend hours staying in the same place without moving.