People in England consider each color of Persian as an independent breed, whereas in the USA, the Persian is a single breed with a wide variety of colors. In this article, I will talk about the types of Perian cats regarding their colors.

Cats are representative of a single breed, with more than 160 likely color combinations.

Lilacs/chocolate are colors where both parents need to possess the gene in order to produce the same color in their kittens.This is the reason why they are exceptional and high-priced.


Solid or Self

Persian cats that are ‘selfs’ possess a solid color which is identical throughout their coat in an even tone of black, blue, lilac, chocolate, white, red, and cream.

The lilac tone is warmer whilst the blue is a deep shade of gray. The chocolate is rich brown while the red is ginger or copper. Black Persians are only that, pitch black, while the white is the color of milk.


The “Tortie” or Tortoiseshell Persian cat is a feline with a double or two-color coat of interblent colors with a small amount of white.

The color combines most frequently observed are black, blue, cream, lilac, red, and chocolate. In America, Persians who are tortoiseshell and white are referred to as calico.

All varieties of Tortoiseshell Persians have acute copper eyes.


Colorpoint Persian cats are characterized by darker markings on their extremities, particularly on the ears, legs, face, and tail.

This type of color comes as a result of mixing Persians with Siamese felines. The latter breed is famous for the pointed parking.

In the USA, the Colorpoint Persian cats are called the Himalayan. For the popularity, the color mixture contains the blue point, seal point with black/dark brown markings, blue point, cream point, the rare lilac point, and the exotic lynx points, and so on.

All of these varieties have vivid and bright blue eyes.

Tabby Patterns

Tabby Persian cats have a bright coat with dark spots, marbling in three different varieties:

Tiger of Mackerel Tabby: The stripes run from the spine and across the body at a 90 degree.

Marbled Tabby: It is a more blotched pattern which has wide stripes curving over the body.

Patched: This category is characterized by large round spots distributed across the cat’s body.

These categories may exist on a variety of base coat colors which are, cream, silver, blue, red, brown, and so forth.

Many of these felines have copper eyes, but Tabby Persians with silver coat commonly have hazel or green eyes.


Bi-color Persians are sometimes referred to as Parti-Colors or Harlequins since they are a mixture of white with one other color appearing in darker spots.

These differences can be quite definite, considering the ratio of black to white. This fact interests breeders who are trying to get specific genetic mixes.

You may come across an amazing Persian that is a perfect combination of white with black, red chocolate, blue, cream or lilac patches.

Most of them will have copper eyes, however, there are many breeding projects that are working to selectively integrate odd-eyed and blue Bi-Color varieties.

Smoke and Shaded

The Smoke and Shaded Persian’s coat seems to be a solid color, however, if the cat is moving, or the hair is flowing, you can see a white undercoat exposed.

In the Smokes, approximately 60% to90% of each feline hair shaft is colored, whereas the root is silver to white color. The result is sincerely amazing.


Chinchilla Persians are cats with undercoats that are snow-white or silver with dark brown tipping on the ears, head, back, tail, and sides. The tips of the hairs are colored only in these locations.

The Chinchilla Persian was the cat of the evil villain in the James Bond movie ‘Blofeld’.

The Golden Chinchilla is a very unusual variation of cats, with a warm cream in which the black tipping usually exists.

The eyes, which are somehow rimmed in dark black, will be either blue-green or green.