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1 Fast Facts About Persian Cats John Powell Prof. Lenrow BIS Oct. 2010

2 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Source: “Map of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Persian cats were first discovered by Italian traveler Pietro della Valle ( ), who, “described these gray, longhaired cats as ‘very tame,’ and observed that ‘the Portuguese have brought them from Persia into India’” (Gebhardt 113). Persia was the “historic region of southwestern Asia associated with the area that is now modern Iran” (“Persia”). Fig. 1 Map of Iran

3 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Fig. 2. Orange Persian Cat Persian cats come in a variety of colors, including, “black, chocolate or brown, blue, red, cream, silver, gold, and white. Persians also can have different markings. Some Persians have light-colored coats with darker faces, ears, paws, and tails. These Persians are called Himalayans” (Mattern). Source: “Domestic Cat: Persian.”

4 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Body PartPoint Score Head (including size and shape of eyes)30 Body Type (including shape, size, bone, and length of tail)20 Coat10 Balance5 Refinement5 Color20 Eye Color10 When Persians compete in juried cat shows, the Cat Fancier’s Association recommends that this beautiful breed be judged on the following attributes: Modified from: “Persian.” Table 1. Persian Cat Judging Scorecard

5 Works Cited “Domestic Cat: Persian.” Encyclopædia Britannica Web. 18 Oct Gebhardt, Richard H. The Complete Cat Book. New York: Howell Book House, Print. “Map of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Urartu Travel. Urartu Travel, Mar Mattern, Joanne. The Persian Cat: Learning About Cats. Mankato, MN: Capstone, NetLibrary. Web. 18 Oct “Persia.” Encyclopædia Britannica Web. 18 Oct “Persian.” The Cat Fanciers' Association Web. 18 Oct


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