The calico persian is a white
cat with black and red. Preferably more than half of the cat should
The calico was so named because
its bold splashes of color resemble the popular type of printed
Another female-only type which
also comes in DILUTE form.
It is not hard to understand the
enormous popularity of this variety: bright splashes of color
against white. As with the DILUTE calico, a facial blaze is desirable.
This is a calm sweet-natured and
extremely friendly cat.
Calico persians were once known
as Chintz cats. They were accepted for championship in the mid-1950's.
Consistently good types have been
produced by matung queens with bi-color males produced from calico
breed standard describes the Calico/Bicolor:
brilliant copper, blue or odd-eyed, with noted exception. Odd-eyed
bi-colors shall have one blue and one copper eye with equal color
silver tabby and white, silver patched tabby and white, blue silver
tabby and white and blue silver patched tabby and white may also
have green or hazel eye color. These colors in odd-eyed shall
have one blue and one green, hazel or brilliant copper eye with
equal color depth.
a tri-color cat of black, red and white. The red and the black
should appear as clear, unbrindled patches. As a preferred minimum,
the cat should have white feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle.
Less white than this minimum should be penalized proportionately.