Feb 29, 2016 - Perhaps the most popular of all these pricey cats is the Persian
Persian cats come in a variety of colors: solid color, bi-color, tabbies, color points, particolor. Some colors are more popular with breeders, show people, judges and buyers. This popularity (or lack of) can influence the price of Persian cats.
Reputable Persian Kitten breeders breed to the breed standard of their preferred registry (i.e., CFA, TICA). They breed because of their love for the Persian breed, because they love their cats, because they love kittens and because they just enjoy their cats. They want to improve the breed by breeding cats that will improve on what they are whether it be looks or genetic health. Not every Persian kitten will meet the exacting criteria of their breed standard. These faults are usually minor in nature (i.e., ears set too high, eyes not round enough, a bad bite, coat not being long or plush enough). Just because a Persian kitten has a fault according to the breed standard does not make it less desirable. The price of a Persian may reflect how close to the breed standard the kitten is. Pricing on Persians also depends on bloodlines distinguished by Champion (CH), Grand Champion (GC), National, National Breed and/or Regional winning parentage (NW, BW, RW) or of Distinguished Merit parentage (DM). The DM title is achieved by the dam (mother) having produced five CFA grand champion/premier (alter) or DM offspring, or sire (father) having produced fifteen CFA grand champion/premier or DM offspring.
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Cats are generally in heat in the early spring and into the summer.
The location of the Persian Kitten breeder can play a part in the price of a Persian. On the U.S. east coast, and mid-west the price of Persian cats seem to be higher than those in the west coast, or southern states. These price differences are based on the overall cost of living in the different regions.Persian cat price can vary because of whether or not the kittens are registered. Reputable Persian cat breeders sell registered kittens and cats. However, a breeder may withhold registration papers on their kittens until they receive written verification that the kitten has been altered. Unless your kitten is registered, you have no proof that the Persian kitten you are looking at is actually purebred or the offspring of purebred Persian cats.The time of year that kittens are available can play a role in the price of Persian cats. Most cats come into season when there is more daylight and longer days. Therefore, during the winter cats do not come into heat as often or at all. This means that there are very few Persian kittens available in the early part of the year. The scarcity of kittens during this time of year can drive the price of Persian kittens up (not a lot, but enough). Additionally, many Persian cat breeders plan the breeding of their cats around show schedules.The location of the Persian Kitten breeder can play a part in the price of a Persian. On the U.S. east coast, and mid-west the price of Persian cats seem to be higher than those in the west coast, or southern states. These price differences are based on the overall cost of living in the different regions.