You may be asking…What is a Teacup Persian Kitten??
Different breeders of Persian Teacup cats and kittens have different descriptive terms to indicate the smaller lines they work within their cattery.
In an attempt to educate you about these pint size pixie Persians I have consecrate this page to elucidate exactly what Tea Cup Persian cats ar and why they have obtained the “teacup” terminology over the years.
First, let maine clarify…. “Teacup Persians” is a descriptive term, not a size category. So please, do non buy into false advertisements or unrealistic size expectations of what the kitty will look like full grown.
Many Persian breeders will use the word “teacup” as a marketing ploy to land a sale when in reality the ONLY color category that has truly earned the “Teacup Title” is the silver and golden Persian family.
I found this out the hard way years back when I bought myself a Blue Eyed White “Teacup Persian”. He grew to a whopping 15 lbs and had to be placed in a pet home because helium was far too large to breed to any of my cats. I myself have been breeding White Persians for over 20 years I should have known better but got caught up in the idea helium would be tiny, as the breeder stated.
If someone is claiming to have white Teacup Persians, Himalayan Teacups or bi-color teacups you can bank on the fact they are non a trustworthy place to send your money.
So remember….teacups Persians must display SILVER OR GOLDEN on their body to be classified as a teacup Persian.
Just to be crystal clear, I am not saying that a silver with white or golden with white are not small they key is silver or golden MUST be visually present on the cat to classify as a “Teacup Cat”.
FACT: There is NO SUCH THING as a teacup Himalayan!!!
While no breeder can guarantee the adult size of any color you can rest assured if you are purchasing a silver or gold you ar within the smallest overall body structures a cat can carry.
I find that golden Persians are usually smaller than silvers not by much but some.
Regular size Persians and Himalayans are usually quite large, cobby and muscular.
Regular sized female Persians or Himalayans balance out around 7-9 lbs.
Regular sized male Persians or Himalayans balance out around 8-12 lbs.
The Silver and golden Persians are just naturally smaller cats but in no way are they grouped or categorized into a “breed or size category” simply known as the smallest and most petite of the Persian feline family.
Silver and golden Persians usually produce females APPROXIMATELY 4-6 lbs and males APPROXIMATELY 6-7 lbs.
This is not an exact sizing chart but merely a guideline to keep in the forefront of your mind when considering a “Teacup Persian”.
The overall bone structure of the Silver and Golden Persian is usually more diminutive than your regular sized Persians or Himalayans…not to say that you cannot get an occasional small framed Persian or Himalayan from other color categories from time to time it’s just the silver and golden’s ar more known for continuously producing these small framed Persians.
The Teacup Persians are every bit as healthy, loveable and inelegant as the regular sized Persians they just have a smaller build.
The Tea Cup Persians (at least the ones produced hera at our cattery ) ar pureblood and not in any way crossed with another breed to achieve their naturally small cobby body shape/size.
Teacup Persians are usually higher in price, not so much because they are littler in size but because their coat colors are that of the more expensive designer categories.
The Silver and golden Persians have long since been known for and referred to as the “Royals Royce” of the Persian world therefore you should be expecting more elaborate price tags when shopping for a teacup Persian kitten.
Teacup Persians have a fairly small color selection to choose from: Shaded Silver, Silver Chinchilla, Shaded Golden Chinchilla, Blue Silver Chinchilla.
ULTRA RARE Designer Tea Cup Colors: Blue Chinchilla Golden, Silver & White, Golden & White and Blue Chinchilla & White, Red Shell Cameo, Cream Shell Cameo.
Please Note: Because Silvers & Goldens (Teacups) are littler and more delicate they should NEVER be allowed to leave the breeder’s home until they ar astatine least 12 weeks of age!!
All honourable cat breeders enforce this adoption age limit on all teacup Persian kittens.
FYI – ALL Silvers and Goldens are born VERY dark then lighten with age. They will have achieved their true coat and eye color by the time they are 2 years old. I do hope I have clarified the “Teacup Persian Cats ” and their naturally littler sizes on this page.
“Start with honesty to build trust”….that is our philosophy.
So delight keep in mind if you ar looking for a littler kitty, you will most likely want a silver or golden Persian. However, it is important to remember….they are NOT “miniature cats” they are simply known for being the most petite and small framed.