Persian and Exotic Breeder in Northern Virginia

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Key to Jargon: 


OE: Odd eye (having 2 different colored eyes) 

Carrier/ OE Carrier: Parent is a carrier of Odd eye, or there was a kitten born as a sibling, or repeat breeding of same parents known to be an odd eye carrier. 

OE Carrier??:  It is thought that this cat is an Odd eye carrier, meaning a kitten with odd eyes should pop up sooner or later. 

SH: Short hair 

LH: Long hair

CH: Competed in Championship and earned the title "Champion" 

GC: Competed and earned title "Grand Champion"

RW: Competed in many shows against many cats won 1st place: "Regional Win" Ie.: Best cat on the West coast/East / North/ South etc. 


  • GCD - Grand Champion of Distinction, earned by receiving at least 30 finals for each of 3 show seasons
  • GP - Grand Premier
  • GPD - Grand Premier of Distinction, earned by receiving at least 30 finals for each of 3 show seasons
  • RW - Regional Winner, earned by being one of the top 25 kittens, cats, or cats in premiership in a region for a show season
  • NW - National Winner, earned by being one of the top 25 kittens, cats, or cats in premiership world-wide for a show season
  • BW - Breed Winner, earned by being the top cat in a breed for a show season. This award ONLY applies to cats being shown in championship, and is only awarded to one cat in each breed in a given year
  • DM - Distinguished Merit, earned by a female cat producing 5 grand champion/grand premier offspring, or a male cat producing 15 grand champion/grand premier offspring


Proven: Has proven that the cat carries specific gene (earlier theorized or tested for) or has produced offspring.


Dilute: "watered down color" Blue (grey) is dilute of Black. Cream is dilute of red. Lilac is dilute of Chocolate



HZ Homozygous: Proven to carry a specific gene that will produce only those types, no matter what the cat is bred to. (example Homozygous SH- will only produce SH kittens, even when bred to a LH) 


Heterozygous: Proven to carry a specific set of genes that will produce one way or the other depending on genes of  the mate. 

CPC: Color point carrier, or able to produce Himalayan patterns.


Pure: A Persian that does not or has never had the CPC (Himalayan)  gene- will never produce a Himilayan kitten, even when bred to a Himalayan or CPC. 

Pure Exotic: An Exotic that has no CPC in their DNA. 


Bi-Color: A cat having 2 or more colors- in the case of calico, red and white, black and white, etc.


Agouti: Tabby Pattern


Visual: Displaying the characteristic. (Visual OE, having 2 different color eyes)