Dearheart Chinchilla Persians

What is a Chinchilla Persian?

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This is the OLDEST man made cat breed in the world. This particular bloodline of cats originated from Jeanne Ramsdale, a world reknowned authority on Persians, having written many books on their care and breeding. These cats bred by Jeanne Ramsdale were known as "Dearhearts" of which many were inherited by Jeanne from the Beverly-Serrano Cattery and Silver Mesa as well as Reene's Cattery. They were aptly named as that best describes their personalities which are unlike any other cat breed. Their noses are brick red, lined with black like a heart shape and their eyes are lined as if with eyeliner and mascara. They also have the most unique meow which no other breed makes. It is like a cross between a purr and the sound a racoon makes which is best described as "QURRR". I can say that anyone that has ever had a Chinchilla, especially a Dearheart Chinchilla, not only would find it hard to live without one, but most find it hard to have only one! Another very special trait of the Dearhearts which makes them  different from some  modern day Persians is that they have no trouble with tearing eyes or breathing problems. In fact, Silvers and Goldens ( recessive to silver once considered a throwback color) have the only blue-green eyes in the Persian cat world. They look like they are always smiling in contrast to the flatter faced modern Persian. The Dearheart line is the cat that is used in the Fancy Feast commercials around the world. We have bred a litter just to PRESERVE this rare line as all the founding cats are becoming too old to breed. They are so very rare that there are only a few countries in the world that have these Dearhearts and we have been asked to help preserve the line. They live to be as old as 20 years old and they never appear to be old staying young looking and active. So there is a LONG committment when you bring a Dearheart Chinchilla into your family.

You can find out more about this unique breed, considered to be the oldest man made cat breed in the world at the following links: 
You may want to look for some of the cats that play a dominant role in our cats such as CH. Starlite Heart Bandit, CH. Gray-Ivy Aladdin, Gr. CH Duffy of Beverly-Serrano among many.

Gray-Ivy Aladdin
One of our personal favorites!

PandeCats Silver Roots History Part I

Silver Roots History Part II

Silver Roots Part III

L' Dearheart Michaelangelo
A descendant of Aladdin

Ladydi Olympia of L'Dearheart as a kitten

Darling Dearheart


Preserving the Dearhearts

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