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Health Issues in the Persian Cat: Polycystic Kidney Disease

CH Donegal’s Irish Mist (Misty)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is similar to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in that it only takes one parent to pass the disease. PKD is an inherited kidney disease that passes from a genetically affected parent at a statistical rate of about 50%. It can be a relatively silent disease for many years until it manifests later in life as renal failure. Or it can strike early and unexpectedly with renal demise characterized by multiple cysts in both kidneys. This disease, like HCM, can have variable expression from cat to cat.

Persian Cat: Chocolate & Lilac Color

Chocolate & Lilac

Chocolate or lilac Persians? Can it be possible? I, as an owner, breeding Persians and Exotics, pose myself such a problem quite recently. Of course they exist, if to see from genetic point of view. These colors are included into standard, there is their description, but where are they? By all accounts from abroad, they have such animals but for some reason they are more often met in pedigrees of British cats as experimental partners for leading new color into the breed, but not like exhibition stars.

Seven Persian Divisions

Persian Cats

The following are the seven groups of the Persian class recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association.

Solid Color:
White, Black, Blue, Cream, Red, Peke-Face Red, Chocolate, Lilac

Silver and Golden:
Chinchilla Silver, Shaded Silver, Chinchilla Golden, Shaded Golden

Breeding Charts

Breeding Chart Preview

Breeding Period

There are 2 main breeding periods: early spring and then again in summer. During these seasons, the female will come into heat about every 14-21 days. She will be receptive to mating for 3-6 days.

Charts

  1. Basic Breeding Chart (By Mary Baldwin)
  2. Supplemental Chart (By Mary Baldwin)