Exotic white
Ch Ayser's Ice Lady Anastasia
Breeder: Maarit Lindholm, Ayser's cattery, Sweden

Exotic exist in the same colours as the Persians.
Exotic cream
Cielito Lindo de las Muñecas
Breeder: Yolanda Fondevilla & Javier Pedrosa, de las Muñecas cattery, Spain
Exotic black tabby bicolour
Previka Eisbär
Breeder: Eveline Preiss, MacCurl cattery
Exotic red tabby
Zig-Zag Tabby Aglaos
Breeder: Zdenek & Jana Krepl, Aglaos cattery, Czech Republic
Exotic torbie (tortie tabby)
Previka Indiana Rosi
Breeder: Eveline Preiss, MacCurl cattery
Exotic sealpoint
Hadfields cattery
Breeder: Christine Simpson, U.K.


Standard AACE
Standard ACF
Standard CCA
Standard CFA
Standard CFF
Standard FIFe
Standard GCCF
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Standard LOOF
Standard SACC
Standard TICA
Standard WCF
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Breed profile

The Exotic is medium to large in size (mostly in our days the Exotics are medium of size), the body is short and solid (called cobby). Legs are short and strong. Bone structure is rather solid.
The head must be round (also when viewed in profile), the skull is broad with a well rounded forehead and dome.
The ears are small and rather deep placed.
The nose is very short and must be broad and has a stop between the eyes, the nose has a deep break between the eyes when the parents originate from Peke-Face Persians.
The eyes are large and round and set wide apart (to give that certain baby look). Eye colour is different in different coat colours: Orange eyes are found in solid colours, tabbies, white, smoke, bicolour. Blue eyes are found in white, bicolour and colourpoint (but bare in mind that the blue of a colourpoint is genetically different from the blue in a white cat!). Green eyes are found in black/blue silver shaded and silver tabbies.
The jaws are broad, bite must be level.
The coat is soft and short, but not too short, when you hold the coat between 2 fingers the hairs must stand over them at least 1,5 - 2cm, with dense undercoat. The coat is not permitted to lie flat to the body, it must stand up (because of the dense undercoat !).
The tail is short, thick and looks like those brushes you use for cleaning bottles, the tail tip is rounded.



The Exotic was bred in North America when breeders made crossings between Persians and American Shorthairs. The breed got its own name in the mid-1960s to differentiate it from the American Shorthair and keep the American Shorthair free from the longhair gene.
Breeders used also British Shorthair and Burmese (American typed Burmese which has a rounded head with a break and a compact body).
The Exotic was recognized first 1967 by CFA.
Exotics are called Persians in pajamas, because unlike the long coat of the Persians might disguise some faults, with the Exotic what you see is what you get.



The Exotic is like a little Panda Bear, quiet and very affectionate to people, rather little talkative. Everything is done cautiously, but yet they are very alert, they are not seriously in a hurry. They make ideal pets for less active owners as well as for rather busy households.



The cuddly Exotic shares the qualities of the Persians, without requiring constant and excessive grooming. Their coat does not tangle and is not getting knotted. Their coat should be lightly combed from time to time to get rid of old and dead hairs.

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