They are now recognized as more than 100 varieties of Persian cats. As the feline race most likely have as to coloration of the mantle we mean.
To qualify as a variety of colors we can do it in four groups. These groups are determined by how colors are distributed in the mantle and by which genes are involved.
First group: In this first group we find all the cats that have hair monochrome. That is the tip to the root hair is the same color. These colors may be solid or diluted. The cat may have more than one color while the hairs are still monochrome.
Second group: The common feature of all cats found in this group is that they have the suppressor gene (gene I). This gene I provides cats with depigmented hair part.
Third Group: As in the previous group characteristic of this group is the possession of a gene, in this case Himalayan gene (gene C). This gene C provides cats with a stronger color density in the extremities, nose, ears and tail. This gene comes from the Siamese cats.
Fourth group: This group consists of the cats that have the agouti gene (gene A), the gene makes visible the marks A feral cat. This gene can also be combined with cats belonging to the three previous groups.