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
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.
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)