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I certainly hope it is someone's idea of a joke. Weird..
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Maybe I'm being cynical, but I think this person is being sarcastic about the extreme conformation of the show type of Persian. There is a lot of bitterness between some breeders of the show type and the doll face, as there is between the wedge head and classic Siamese.




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Maybe I'm being cynical, but I think this person is being sarcastic about the extreme conformation of the show type of Persian. There is a lot of bitterness between some breeders of the show type and the doll face, as there is between the wedge head and classic Siamese.
Why is there bitterness?
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One group thinks the other is either the conformation of the cat , and the other thinks the first group is old-fashioned. Often the traditional cats are not even shown, because the other group has "taken over." so to speak. Gradually, I believe, the traditional groups are holding their own shows. I'm not an expert on this, however, so perhaps someone else can offer better information.

From what I understand, some breeders send out e-mails "warning" cat lovers not to buy from breeders of the other type, often naming catteries. ( I have even heard of physical threats. ) I think this is a milder form of that type of propaganda.




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One group thinks the other is either the conformation of the cat , and the other thinks the first group is old-fashioned. Often the traditional cats are not even shown, because the other group has "taken over." so to speak. Gradually, I believe, the traditional groups are holding their own shows. I'm not an expert on this, however, so perhaps someone else can offer better information.

From what I understand, some breeders send out e-mails "warning" cat lovers not to buy from breeders of the other type, often naming catteries. ( I have even heard of physical threats. ) I think this is a milder form of that type of propaganda.
Gosh that's crazy. I have a Persian of the "extreme face" type - ie the sort of flat squashed-in face. He's very cute but I worry that his squashed nose prevents him from breathing properly. I didn't specifically want that sort of cat, I just fell in love with his adorable character.
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I bred Siamese, but at one time, I went to see Himalayans, and because of the respiratory problems, I did not buy one. That was many years ago. I still worry about the health of the extreme faced Persians and Himalayans, but I think this sort of "warfare" should be investigated.




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I think either are nice. I love the doll faces though - because they are IMHO much easier to care for. They still get gunk in their eyes, they still have nose buggers you have to pick and they have that easily mattable coat that the others do - but sometimes the squished faced babes have resperatory probs, tearing, staining and other things to think about.

Do I think a little more work would hurt? Nope. If I got an exteme faced persian I would do everything I needed because with their personalities - it's worth it.

Plus - I just like the doll faced more - but I still think the flat faces are precious wecious too. ^_^

Of course... I'm talking about the Persian/Siamese combo that I have in my Himalayans. They are definitly by babies. They are velcro cats, love to talk and love to snuggle despite their heavy, warm fur.
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Can anyone post a pic of a doll faced Persian? (I think I may be feeding a stray one)
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has anyone inquired about the cat??
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