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On sunday 25th of April we went to one of our local parks
for a Fun dog show. As hubby got out of our car a
couple got out thier car next to us. Hubby being
hubby got chatting to them while i finished a Maccy D's breakfast
cob in the car.

He told them that we run a private cat rescue called
The-Kats-Whiskers
At this point i had got out the car to get the dogs out the back.
I also got chatting and mentioned that i had Persians.
The lady started begging me for what i thought was one of my
Persians :eek: i told her the persians were my own cats.

I eventually understood what she was trying to say.
She was asking if we could take a persian.
I told her we could. She said this cat had been fed by
her for nearly a year and all efforts to find an owner had drawn a blank.

I gave her my card and she said she would call when they had
got the cat in a basket.

The call came on Monday evening to say the cat
was safely in a basket and could we collect it.
Hubby went out to collect and rang me to say
that it was very clear she was not a Persian.
(not the persians he knows anyway)

He got back with her and when i took her out
the box it was clear she was 100% Pedigree
of some kind.

She was a shaded silver cat but i was still unsure
what breed but thought she may be a Maine Coon.
She had a very bad eye and wounds on her head
and huge matts on her sides that were hanging off.
I cut these down then settled her down for the night
in a kitten pen. The following morning we took her
to the vets and she was given antibiotics and eye drops.

I set about looking on the net for her breed.
I eventually come across a cat that was identical
and it was a Shaded Silver Traditional Persian.
She is how the Persian was origionaly bred from the 1800's
with a less ultra face. The Shaded Silver is closely
related to the Chinchilla. :D
(my dream cat has always been a Chinchilla)
They are just stunning!! But to have her may be the
closest i will get to a Chinchilla. :D
chinchilla persian cats and kittens

I have called her Purdy and she will be staying with
me and my other Persians and Exotics. :D
She seams friendly and doesn't mind being handled.

Iv'e added a few pics and will add a few more
once she is settled. :D
 

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she's very pretty :)

her eye looks sore though ::(
hope it clears up soon!
 

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she's very pretty :)

her eye looks sore though ::(
hope it clears up soon!
Her eye is almost better now, the vet got tons of puss out
of it and she's on Antibiotics once a day and eye drops
4 times a day.

The couple made her an outside house complete
with catflap which they are going to donate to our
cat/kitten rescue.
 

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Totally agree - sh is fantastic - if this is a Persian old style I would love one - not so keen on the Persians with squashed noses - reminds me of bulldogs and those have health problems
 

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The chinchilla/shaded series do have a longer nose than the other persians.

I have 3 persians - 2 boys who have the 'squashed' noses and one girl with a longer nose. The 2 boys have big nostrils and do not have any health problems yet my girl with the longer nose has small nostrils and is fine but struggles to sneeze properly.

It is the size of the nostrils that are important not the length of the nose.:)
 

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The chinchilla/shaded series do have a longer nose than the other persians.

I have 3 persians - 2 boys who have the 'squashed' noses and one girl with a longer nose. The 2 boys have big nostrils and do not have any health problems yet my girl with the longer nose has small nostrils and is fine but struggles to sneeze properly.

It is the size of the nostrils that are important not the length of the nose.:)
just looked at your website, gorgeous kitties,:)
 

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Here's a new pic of her i took yesterday on my phone.
She is looking 100% better now.
Hubby has nick named her Yum Yums, :lol:
because sometimes when she's eating she
will growl at the same time and it sounds like she
is saying Yum Yum. We now know she is a
Silver Shaded Traditional Chinchilla. :D

You can see my other Persians and Exotics Here.
 

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