If you are looking to add a new special fluffy member to your family please go to my Contact page and tell me about yourself and your family and what you are looking for in a kitten or a cat. Thank you!
Please be patient when waiting for a special kitten to become a loving member of your family. This kitten will live with you for a long time so you must take care and time in choosing the right kitten for you. From time to time, I will have beautiful adult Silver Persians (retired show kitties) available for adoption as spoiled pets. If you see a kitty on my website that you absolutely adore, I may be looking for a special home for that kitty to "retire" to, so speak up! Retired adult cats are generally priced considerably less than kittens depending on age and are spayed or neutered.
I place most of my kittens at about four months of age with a strict spay/neuter agreement. It is my experience that kittens are not really ready to go to their new homes until they are close to 16 weeks of age. I have found that they need time to play and learn proper kitty behavior with their litter brothers and sisters. From about eight weeks until about 16 weeks old they are far more interested in playing with their brothers and sisters than me, and then they start competing for my attention and that is when they are ready to go to their new homes.
On occasion I will place a kitten with a small but experienced breeder who is well known for taking exceptional care of their cats and kittens and has an accomplished show history, particularly if the kitten has show potential. Please mail me for availability. .
Obtain your baby or adult kitty only from an experienced and accomplished exhibitor as they can properly assess the quality of your kitten/cat. Often I see others that have very limited experience and do not show, touting poor quality kittens as "show" quality available for huge prices, so be careful! Show kitties are like rare jewels and are highly prized and generally kept by the breeder. Most kittens born are not "Show Kittens" but are beautiful nevertheless and make awesome (spayed and neutered) pets!
Please beware of breeders advertising "Pure Persians", "Doll Faced Persians" or "Tea Cup Persians" for sale as this terminology is just a sales deception used by back yard breeders (BYB) or Kitten Mills. See Notice Below. Most of these people do not breed to meet the CFA or TICA standard and do not breed to improve the bloodline or show their cats. Another way to tell if a someone selling kittens is a BYB or kitten miller is if their cats do not have a CFA Cattery name prefix; for example mine is Wyndcreste and they do not post the pedigrees of their cats. These people are commercial breeders breeding only to profit monetarily from the sales of their kittens--this is not a hobby for these people, instead, it is a business enterprise. Some of these BYBs or Kitten Millers also advertise "Rare" colors, which is another sales desception to raise the price. I have seen genetically common colors or faulted colors touted as "rare." You can adopt a pet quality Persian from a reputable hobbyist breeder for no more than $1,200. Bonafide show cats and kittens may cost significantly more, but again this kitten ought to have made a final at a CFA show, to verify the actual quality.
Transportation is the responsibility of the buyer: please consider the fact that all airlines shipping animals specify the animal must be at least 4 months old--this is for the health and well-being of the animal. Airline flight is extremely stressful and certainly one would not put a human baby on a flight unattended so please do not consider doing so with a precious baby animal. KMs and BYBs don't care and ship their kittens unattended without thought as to how they poor baby is affected by the scary experience. As an alternative, wonderful couriers are sometimes available to hand-carry a kitten on a plane.
I am happy to mentor and place a spayed or neutered kitty with a "Newbie" if you are interested in learning, doing research and would like to start showing in the Premiership Class. If you think you are interested in this beautiful breed and think you might enjoy showing and perhaps breeding one day, you should check out Dixieland Silver and Golden Fanciers Online There you can find pictures the best Silver and Golden Persians from around the world and read many additional articles I have collected for the website including many historical articles and photographs. You should also consider subscribing to the CFA Mentoring list to gain valuable advice to get you started the right way. There are many experienced breeders and exhibitors as well as many CFA Judges available to answer zillions of questions and give you expert advice. To subscribe send a mail to: CFAMentoringemail@example.com and when approved to join, please introduce yourself.
If you want to breed for the purpose of resale and not for the love of these beautiful cats and the betterment of the breed, and you are not interested in exhibiting or doing the proper research necessary to become a reputable breeder, please do not seek a kitten from me. I do NOT place my kittens with "Back Yard Breeders" or those that have too many cats "Kitten Mills" or multiple breeding programs . I care deeply where my babies go and make sure they are going to homes that will honor and cherish their very special kitten or cat and will provide their kitten or cat with the best food, kitty toys and accessories, and veterinary care available. I want my kittens/Kitties treated as a rightful and honored member of their new family.
My babies are very dear to me therefore I seek homes where they will be cared for and honored like the little "princes" and "princesses" they are. Once you are blessed with being owned by one of my babies, you will know what I am talking about!
In addition to type and conformation according to the C.F.A Written standard for the Silver Persian, Wyndcreste Silver Persian focuses on health and well-being of our kittens. If you are looking for a glamorous kitten that is sweet, happy, healthy and well socialized, a Wyndcreste kitten is right for you, so please mail me today and reserve your own gorgeous, very special Wyndcreste Silver Persian kitten! . In your mail, please me me about yourself and what you are looking for in a cat or kitten.
"Pure Persian" is also a highly misleading term. All Persian cats descend from shorthair ancestors within the past 100 years or so as evidenced in the oldest studbooks dating back to the early 1900s though 1930s. Then more recently, bi-color Persians were reestablished after WWII using shorthaired cats to reintroduce the white-spotting allele after the population was decimated from the war, in addition to Himalayans descending from a Siamese outcross, and longhaired exotics descending from American Shorthair/Burmese outcrosses. Unscrupulous/unknowledgeable breeders will use the term "pure" to suggest they have no shorthairs behind their cats when in reality, ALL Persian divisions (all colors) descend from other breeds that happen to be shorthairs at some point in the last century. In fact, CFA held an "Open Registration" policy to jump start the Cat Fancy post WWII to the 1960s and one needed only a 'sworn affidavit' or a Judge to 'approve' the 'quality' of the cat. There is no significant difference in the genome (DNA) or morphology (looks) between so-called "pure" Persians and those with Himalayan, Exotic or Bi-color ancestry. Please read Former CFA President Richard H. Gebhardt's article Why Himalayans Are Persian's as it contains much valuable information about the truth of our Persians' history and development in the mid to late twentieth century. For genetic information about Persians and all cat breeds please read Patterns of Molecular Genetic Variation Among Cat Breeds and The Ascent of Cat Breeds: Genetic Evaluations of Breeds and Worldwide Random Bred Populations.
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