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1 Fast Facts About Persian Cats John Powell BIS 101 Prof. Smith 18 Mar. 2009

2 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Fig. 1. Map of Iran. “Iran." CultureGrams World Edition ProQuest. Peirce College Library. 17 Mar 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”).

3 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Fig. 2. Orange Persian Cat. “Domestic Cat: Persian.” Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Peirce College Library. 15 Mar 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).

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.” The Cat Fanciers' Association Mar Table 1. Persian Cat Judging Scorecard

5 Fast Facts About Persian Cats Fig. 3. Persian Kitten in a Tub. “Persian Cat Grooming and Bathing.” Pelaqita Persians Mar Because of their long coats, Persians should be brushed daily to avoid matted hair, and bathed frequently.

6 Works Cited Gebhardt, Richard H. The Complete Cat Book. New York: Howell Book House, Mattern, Joanne. The Persian Cat: Learning About Cats. Mankato, MN: Capstone, Books 24x7. Peirce College Library. 18 Mar “Persia.” Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Peirce College Library. 15 Mar


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