Is a calico Exotic Shorthair or Persian kitten the right choice for you? Learn about personality and physical characteristics of this beautiful breed.
What Is A Calico Exotic Shorthair or Persian Kitten?
A calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Persian kitten is a tri-color kitten, with white, black, and orange patches. They typically have white faces, chests, and legs. Calicos usually have black or orange foreheads, ears, and backs. Their legs may be either white or colored. Their spots may be more one color than the other, but they must have some combination of the two. They are referred to as a “calico van” if white is the most dominant of its three colors.
What is a Dilute Calico Exotic Shorthair or Dilute Calico Persian Kitten?
A dilute calico has the same coloring as calico cats, but “diluted,” meaning dilute calicos are calico cats with less intense color hues. A dilute calico van has these diluted colors but white is the most dominant of her three colors.
General Personality and Physical Characteristics of Calicos
What Is The Personality Of An Exotic Shorthair Or Persian?
According to the CFA: “The Exotic is an ideal breed that produces a quiet, sweet, peaceful and loyal companion. They are easy going and not much seems to disturb them. In general, they are extremely affectionate. They quietly beg for your attention by just sitting in front of you with an irresistible look focused on your eyes.” Source: About the Exotic, CFA
Exotic Shorthair and Persian kittens have a gentle and calm personalities. Both Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens are very curious and playful. They are friendly to other cats and dogs, but they really don’t like being left alone long periods of time and need the presence of their owner or another companion animal.
What are the Physical Characteristics of an Exotic Shorthair or Persian Kitten?
The key word is “round” when speaking of Shorthairs and Persians. Exotic shorthair kittens and Persian kittens have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.
The Exotic Shorthair kitten has the exact same look of a Persian but with a shorter coat. Both have beautiful, soft, luxurious coats that come in a rainbow of colors and patterns, including chocolate, lilac, colorpoint, black smoke, cream, solid, bicolor, calico, tabby, red, and tortoiseshell. See a gallery of our beautiful calico Exotic Shorthair kittens and calico Persian kittens.
How long with an Exotic Shorthair or Persian kitten live?
Typically, a healthy adult cat has a life expectancy of 12-15 years.
Calicos Are Always Females
You will be endeared to your female calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Persian kitten as she is a peaceful, easygoing companion who will be content to quietly follow you around and then sit in your lap for petting whenever you give her the chance. Female calico Exotic Shorthair kittens and calico Persian kittens are the sweetest little gals. We say female because we have personally never produced or known of another breeder that has been able to produce a calico male. Beware of breeders that claim to have a male calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Persian kitten for sale. There are a lot of scams online.
What Kind Of Toys Will my Exotic Shorthair or Persian Kitten Enjoy?
Your calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Persian kitten will enjoy playing with a simple little toy such as a little ball or even wadded-up piece of paper. This is a great way to bond with your new calico Exotic Shorthair or Persian kitten. Puzzle toys that require him to think and move to release treats are a great way to keep him occupied when you aren’t there to provide your lap.
What Is The Difference Between an Exotic Shorthair and a Persian Kitten?
The main difference between the calico Exotic Shorthair kitten and the calico Persian kitten is that the Exotic Shorthair has a shorter coat. However, although our Persians do have a longer coat, we have carefully breed our Persians to have a midi length that is soft and easy to care for.
Exotic Shorthairs and Persians Quick Facts
- The Exotic Shorthair kitten has the exact same look of a Persian but with a shorter coat. Both have coats that come in many beautiful colors and patterns, including chocolate, lilac, colorpoint, black smoke, cream, solid, bicolor, calico, tabby, red, and tortoiseshell.
- The key word is “round” when speaking of Shorthairs and Persians. Exotic shorthair kittens and Persian kittens have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.
Calico Exotic Shorthair & Persian Kitten Breeders
Mon Chéri is a small boutique cattery in Arkansas specializing in pet & show-quality calico Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale & calico Persian kittens for sale (or Exotic Longhair kittens) that are outstandingly beautiful, friendly and come with a health guarantee! Our premier Kings & Queens come from outstanding Russian and German bloodlines. Mon Chéri has been both calico Exotic Shorthair kitten breeders and calico Persian kitten breeders for the last 20 years according to CFA standards.* Our Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens come in a variety of colors including chocolate, lilac, black smoke, cream, colorpoint, solid, bicolor, calico, tabby, red, and the rare and beautiful tortoiseshell. Mon Chéri is French for “My Darling”. Our adorable kittens have been our darlings. We promise they will be your darlings too!
*CFA or The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. See our Mon Chéri Cattery profile on CFA.