Smokes & Shadeds

Articles of special interest to breeders of Smokes & Shadeds

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.


  • * Colors of the Smoke & Shaded Division
    Enjoy photos of cats representing this stunning colors of the Smoke & Shaded Division of CFA.
    June 2002

  • Inhibited Kitty Colors
    An intriguing photographic essay demonstrating the colors of a Shaded Black, Masked Silver and more...
    November 2006

  • * Inhibitor Gene
    The inhibitor gene is responsible for the Silvers, Shaded, Smokes and the Silver Tabbies of the cat world. This article gives a general overview of the gene's action that produces these lovely colors...
    September 2019

  • GP, NW Luvely Alesana: CFA's 25th Best Cat in Premiership 2016
    GP, NW Luvely Alesana, a beautiful black smoke Persian spay is CFA's 25th Best Cat in Premiership 2015-2016. Better known as "Ali", this stunning girl was bred by Tashia Lyons of Luvely Persians and is co-owned with Lena Bradshaw of Persipals Persians. This is their story.
    May 2016

  • GP, RW Luvely BringMeTheHorizon
    GP, RW Luvely BringMeTheHorizon is a shell cameo Persian owned and bred by Tashia Lyons. This kitty's unusual color is very rare and is seldom seen in the show halls. This stunning kitty was CFA Northwest Region's 12th Best Kitten for 2012-2013. This is his story . . .
    August 2013

  • GC, BW, RW Palmetto's Dallas
    CFA's Best Smoke & Shaded Persian and the Southern Regionís 7th Best Cat for 2012-2013 is a black smoke male named GC, BW, RW Palmetto's Dallas. Bred, owned and shown by good friends, Pat Lichtenberg & Leslie Carr, this is their story . . .
    November 2013

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Smoke and Shaded Persian breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    August 2007

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian DMs in CFA
    A list of the smoke and shaded Persians who have earned the title of Distinguished Merit
    January 2005

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian National Winners in CFA
    The CFA National Winning Persians of the Smoke and Shaded Division from 1972 until the present.
    April 2003

  • Symphony
    An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
    May 2008



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