from The Ultimate Cat Book by Daivid Taylor
Of all the persians, the Blue Persian's popularity has been
the most enduring. One hundred examples of the breed were entered
in the 1899 London cat show and today there are special shows in
Britain devoted solely to the Blue Persian.
the Blue Persian Society page and look through the pictures of blue
show cats from nearly 100 yrs ago!
Carefully controlled breeding has ensured that the Blue Persian
most closely represents the standard laid down for Persians and
as a result it is frequently used to improve the type of other color
History of the Blue Persian
Although longhaired blue cats have been featured in artists'
impressions for several centuries, and were well-known in Renaissance
Italy, the modern variety did not come into its own until the late
The breed probably originated from crossbreeding between white
persians and black persians and early examples showed tabby markings.