There are a few different types of Persian: Bicolor Persian, Malayan Persian (extinct), Shaded Persian, Smoke Persian, Solid Persian, Tabby Persian, Doll-Face Persian and Miniature Persian.
The Bicolor Persian has a full-flow silky coat with a profuse ruff. The eyes are a brilliant copper color. Coat comes in the most basic colors with distinct white areas.
The Shaded Persian is covered with a flowing double coat. It has light hairs "tipped" with black creating a shaded look. Colors include: chinchilla, shaded silver, chinchilla golden, shaded golden. The eyes are green or blue-green, outlined in black.
The Smoke Persian has a long flowing coat and a profuse ruff. "Smokes" are magnificent looking. Colors include (smoked) black, blue, cameo (red), tortoiseshell and blue-cream. The eyes are a brilliant copper.
The Solid Persian has flowing hairs with a fluffy undercoat. Colors include: white, black, red, cream, chocolate and lilac. The eyes are a brilliant copper color (white cats may have blue or "odd" eyes).
The Tabby Persian has a long double coat is full and fine. Various tabby colors. The eyes are a brilliant copper color.
This Persian is affectionate, tranquil and snub-nosed with a soft, melodious voice. Graceful in spite of its rounded, massive looking body.
Persians need extra grooming care.
Asia Minor/North America
Winston Churchill (Church) is a purebred red mackerel tabby Persian at 7 years old.
Grand Champion Si-D-Di's Hairy V. Hansum. He is a red McTabby bicolor. Photo courtesy of Anne Dampier, The Si-D-Di collection. An example of a bicolor Persian.
Shaded Golden Persian
Eight-week-old Merlyn Makito is lack with fever coat.
Si-D-Di's Glitter Girl. She is a Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) ch. Photo courtesy of Anne Dampier, The Si-D-Di collection. An example of a solid Persian.
Hershey the chocolate Persian, an example of a Solid Persian
Si-D-Di's Firewalker, a red tabby Persian. He was a Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) ch, American Cat Fanciers' Association (ACFA) number 3 InterAmerican Kitten in 1996, and a ACFA GR. Ch. Photo courtesy of Anne Dampier, The Si-D-Di collection. An example of a tabby Persian.