Cat Breed Profile
also Persian Breed Profile
Photos and breed profile
Chinchillas are a variety of
the Persian cat. The Chinchilla is classed as a "silver" cat.
Chinchillas of today have a quiet, gentle nature and would suitable for anyone
with the exception of small children, the same applies to all Persians .
They will need grooming daily in the cooler months or less frequently when
not in full coat. Just a few minutes is all it takes. This could be done
while you are watching TV. Of course the exotics (lazy mans Persian) need
hardly any grooming at all which makes them a perfect choice for the busy,
working person who still wishes to have a cat with the beauty of the
The Chinchilla undercoat should be pure white, the coat on the back, legs, flanks,
head, ears and tail being tipped with black, this tipping evenly
distributed giving the characteristic sparkling appearance. The face and
legs may be very slightly shaded with the tipping but the chin , ear
tufts, stomach and chest must be pure white. Any cream or brown tinge or
tabby markings is considered a fault. Ideally the hocks should be
Emerald or blue/green.
Brick red, outlined with penciling of black.
Chinchillas are generally very placid, quiet cats, happy to lie around the
home being decorative. They are affectionate, enjoy attention and can
become quite attached to their owners.
Chinchillas are ideally suited to flats
or houses as many prefer to spend much of their day inside. The long white
coat does shed a lot of hair which will become worse when the winter coat
is dropping. While daily brushing will reduce the amount of hair shed, it
will still cover clothes and furniture.