Two Persian—Pewter cats on a bed.

Persian—Pewter Cat Breed

This copper-eyed cat’s beautiful flowing coat and calm personality combine to make it a very popular pet.

Years of careful breeding, at first using crosses with Persian Chinchillas, produced the two current variations of Pewter. These cats, originally referred to as Blue Chinchillas, have pale, almost white, coats with blue- or black-tipped hairs.

This coloration gives the effect of a mantle extending from the top of the head and down the back. Pewter kittens are born with traditional tabby markings, which gradually fade in intensity but are still retained to some degree in adult cats. The very special look of this breed is enhanced by its characteristic deep orange to copper-colored eyes.

Origin: UK, 1900s

Breed registries: CFA, FIFe, GCCF, TICA

Weight range: 8–15lb (3.5–7kg)

Grooming: Daily

Colors and patterns: Very pale with black or blue tipping.