Monday, June 9, 2014

Show Your Colors

Today is Meezers Colors Day in the Cat Blogosphere.  Originally this was a day for the "meezers" to show off all their varied and beautiful color points.  Now, we celebrate this day by all of us kitties simply displaying the beautiful colors they wear.

We aren't Meezers, but we are a unique breed of Persian.  We are Silver Shaded Persians. According to the breed profile from the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), the description of the shaded Persians is:  "The exquisite silvers are considered the most ethereal of all Persians. The chinchilla is a sparkling white cat with black tipping scattered as evenly as stardust, ever so lightly, on the face, legs, tail and body. Shadeds show a mantle of black on the back, shading evenly down the sides. The tipping on the legs and face should match and is darker than the chinchilla.  Silvers and goldens have green or blue-green eyes rimmed with black, black paw pads and brick red or rose nose leather."
This photo shows our "silver" shading on our backs.
Truffle (left) and Brulee (right)

Truffle has more silver shading that Brulee.  She has a lot of silver on her face, which almost makes her look like a meezer.  She has beautiful green eyes, but she has a black, leathery nose, which isn't standard for a silver shaded Persian.  This is what makes Truffle so unique from other "silvers".
Truffle's beautiful silver shading on her back.

Brulee is more the "standard" silver-shaded Persian.  She has a light tipping of silver on her back, has a unique shade of green eyes, and that cute little rose/red nose.  Unfortunately, since Brulee has a little flatter face than Truffle, she has a lot of eye drainage.  Mom Paula tries to keep them clean, but it's difficult. The CFA continues to describe the breed:  "The Silver Persian has long been referred to as the “Rolls Royce” of the cat world. The look is timeless and elegant, and they have always been described as regal and exquisite in appearance. It is a “breed” of classic, incredible beauty, considered by many to be the most beautiful Persian color, if not “the fairest of them all.”   If you'd like to read more about our breed, you can visit the article on the Cat Fanciers Association page.
Brulee with her red nose, eyeliner-green eyes, and famous fur horns!

We hope you've enjoyed our little lesson about silver-shaded Persians today and learned a little bit more about our unique coloring.
Brulee and Truffle

19 comments:

  1. You girls are so gorgeous! And we just noticed that your fur is so long it parts on your back! Does Mom Paula make sure your parts are straight every morning? ;-)

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  2. This really made us appreciation your beauty more!

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  3. Honestly, I really LIKE Truffle's nonstandard black nose! I think it looks very cool and contrasty with the silver and white!

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  4. You two look marvelous, as always. And can you believe that the Woman has not done a Meezer Colors for me?

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  5. You are so beautiful ! We love Truffle's black nose ! Mum loves the subtile beauty of shaded persians (golden or silver) ; Angel Hercule and Angel Isis were persians (orange and blue) ; it's a lot of work to keep your fur beautiful and well-kept, concats to your mom for it ! Purrs

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  6. We like the info and the unique colouring :)
    You girls are lovely!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  7. You are both very beautiful kitties :)

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  8. You two are very pretty ladies. Love your colors. Have a great day.

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  9. Lovely colors, girls!

    Have a wonderful Monday!
    XOXO

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  10. Wow, just wow! Gorgeous times two!

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  11. We loved learning more about your unique coloring! You ladies are absolutely stunning.

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  12. We love your sliver shaded furs pretty girls!

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  13. love the name "Silver Shaded" gorgeous!

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  14. It's nice to find out more about your breed, but we don't care what makes you two you. We just know that we like you bunches and think you are super beautiful. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  15. You both have beautiful colours.

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  16. We love how you are both showing your beautiful colors!

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  17. We already know you both are exquisite, beautiful and unique! Not to mention as sweet as...well..candy and dessert! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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