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Exotic Shorthairs for Sale: Short-Haired Persian

If you are looking for a social and loving cat, an Exotic Shorthair cat for sale is one of a large group of friendly cats you can consider. Although more cautious with strangers than American Shorthairs, Exotic Shorthairs have a warm personality and easily learn to get along with other pets and kids. Considered short-haired Persian cats, Exotic Shorthairs are a little more active and lower-maintenance than their close cousins.

Physical Features

Exotic Shorthair cats resemble other shorthairs in that they are balanced, heavily boned, and round in appearance. They reach the Persian cat with their flat, round faces. The head should be massive and wide with a shortened muzzle. The eyes are round and large while the ears are small and wide-set. Exotic Shorthairs should have a sweet expression and vividly colored eyes. Although this breed has a cobby shape with well-developed shoulders and hindquarters, it should not be allowed to grow overweight. A rounded midsection and a level back are part of the breed standard. The legs are short and stout, and the chest is broad and deep. Exotic Shorthairs have relatively short tails that they generally carry below the topline. An Exotic Shorthair cat for sale has a short, plush coat.


Part of the excitement of Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale is that they come in so many colors.

Solid Colors

Like Persians, Exotic Shorthairs show solid colors that appear even in tone from the roots to the tips of the fur. Where lighter shades of color are preferred, the evenness in distribution is more important. For example, a dark blue coat that is sound throughout its length will win against pale fur that shows lighter roots. The only solid color that does not have brilliant copper eyes is the white Exotic Shorthair.

  • Black – color of coal; no evidence of rust or smoke
  • Cream – a buff color; the lighter, the better
  • Red – bright and vivid; no markings
  • White – copper, blue, or mismatched eyes (one copper, one blue)
  • Blue – the lighter, the better
  • Chocolate – rich and warm color
  • Lilac – dilute chocolate; looks lavender


Calico cats are tri-colored, having black and orange patches against a white background. The standard calls for minimum white areas (feet, muzzle, chest, and abdomen) and colored patches (head and tail).

  • Chocolate – brown replaces black patches
  • Dilute – white with blue and cream patches
  • Lilac – white with lilac and cream

Shaded vs Shell

A shaded cat has a mantle (blanket) of pronounced shading on the face, tail, sides, and sometimes the legs. Shell coloring refers to light tipping on the head, tail, back, and flanks. Smoke has deeply-shaded tips, and the white band at the roots can only be visualized when the fur parts. All variations have a white undercoat and come in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Chocolate
  • Lilac
  • Cream – shell is also known as cream chinchilla
  • Cameo i.e., red; shell cameo is also red chinchilla
  • Tortoiseshell

Examples of how to classify a cat’s color based on the above variations are listed below:

  • Blue smoke
  • Shell blue-cream – white cat with light tipping in lilac and cream
  • Shaded tortoiseshell


While silver appears to have the exact definition of shaded or shell black, there are a few differences that prevent you from confusing them. Siver Exotic Shorthairs have enough white showing through the tipping that they look a sparkly silver. Moreover, silver cats have green or green-blue eyes. Golden Exotic Shorthairs are like silver cats but have a honey or apricot undercoat rather than a white one. Silver Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale are born dark and lighten with maturity. You can tell a silver kitten by the time it reaches four weeks old.

  • Chinchilla or shaded blue silver
  • Shaded or chinchilla silver
  • Blue chinchilla golden

Tabby and Bi-Color

Bi-color cats are like calicos except they involve white and one other color instead of two. The rules for white and colored areas are the same. Patched tabbies resemble this pattern also but involve stripe-like markings. Patched tabbies can be lilac, chocolate, or silver. Bi-color cats without lynx markings can be white with red, blue, black, chocolate, cream, or lilac.


Exotic Shorthairs are people-oriented cats that do well with children. They are laidback and generally friendly, although it takes them a few minutes to warm up to strangers. Exotic shorthairs love to cuddle and make great lap cats. However, they often like a separate space to sleep. They are fairly quiet, not nearly as vocal or loud-spoken as some other breeds like the Siamese. Many fanciers describe the Exotic Shorthair’s personality as a lot like the Persian. If well-socialized and introduced slowly, Exotic Shorthair cats get along with other cats and cat-friendly dogs.


Exotic Shorthairs can live from eight to fifteen years.

Care of Exotic Shorthair for Sale

Exotic Shorthair cats are similar in looks and temperaments to Persians. When you find “Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale near me,” your goal is sure to include less coat upkeep.


Your exotic Shorthair needs you to brush it two or three times a week to help prevent mats and excessive hairball consumption. You will need to increase your brushing during seasonal periods of heavy shedding. Trim its nails every couple of weeks and wipe its face daily. Most cats do not need much bathing. However, an Exotic Shorthair cat’s coat is so thick that it will be easier to keep healthy if you bathe it every four to six weeks. White cats require a bluing agent to remove staining, especially around the eyes.


Exotic Shorthairs are prone to obesity so you will do better to feed set meals of specific portions. Wet or raw food is advisable to encourage sufficient water intake. Homemade diets require additional knowledge or close work with a nutritionist so you do not neglect any crucial nutrients such as taurine. Feed a high-quality meat-based diet.


Because of their shortened muzzles, you should never overdo exercising your Exotic Shorthair. Also, make sure she does not exercise in hot conditions. Cats should engage in brief exercise sessions multiple times daily. You can use various toys, lures, and lasers to encourage your cat to be more active.


Exotic Shorthairs can learn tricks, and training is an effective way to encourage activity and break up your cat’s day. Socializing your kitten is also of paramount importance if you want a well-adjusted cat that will be welcoming to your guests.