Is a calico Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten the right choice for you? Learn about personality and physical characteristics of this beautiful breed.
The photos below are of calico kittens sold and for reference only. If interested in availability, see our pet & show quality kittens for sale .
What Is A Calico Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair Kitten?
A calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Exotic Longhair 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 Exotic Longhair 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
What Is The Personality Of An Exotic Shorthair Or Exotic Longhair Kitten?
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 Exotic Longhair kittens have a gentle and calm personalities. Both Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair 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 and Exotic Longhair Kitten?
The key word is “round” when speaking of Shorthairs and Exotic Longhairs. Exotic shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.
The Exotic Shorthair kitten has the exact same look of an Exotic Longhair or 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 and Exotic Longhair kittens.
How long with an Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair kitten live?
Typically, a healthy adult cat has a life expectancy of 12-15 years. It is not unusual to hear of them living up to 20 with excellent care.
Calicos Are Always Females
You will be endeared to your female calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or calico Exotic Longhair 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 calicos 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 Exotic Longhair kitten for sale. There are a lot of scams online.
What Kind Of Toys Will my Exotic Shorthair or Exotic Longhair Kitten Enjoy?
Your Exotic Shorthair kitten or Exotic Longhair 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 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 an Exotic Shorthair Kitten?
The main difference between the calico Exotic Shorthair kitten and the calico Exotic Longhair kitten is that the Exotic Shorthair has a shorter coat. However, although our Exotic Longhairs do have a longer coat, we have carefully breed our Exotic Longhairs to have a midi length that is soft and easy to care for.
Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair Kitten 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 Exotic Longhairs. Exotic shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies.
- Typically, a healthy adult cat will weigh 12 pounds, with a life expectancy of 12-15 years.*
Calico Exotic Shorthair & Exotic Longhair Kitten Breeders
Mon Chéri Cattery is an Arkansas breeder of Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens or some may call Persian kittens both pet and show-quality and a CFA Cattery of Excellence. Our Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale are of outstanding pedigrees, including champions, which trace to Kings and Queens from Russia, Germany, European imports, and carefully chosen domestic bloodlines. For over 20 years we have breed Exotic Shorthair kittens that are healthy, beautiful, well-socialized and smart. Our Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale are available in the most desired shades of chocolate, calico, lilac, red, cream, bicolor, solid, tabby, colorpoint, black smoke, and the rare tortoiseshell.
*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.