Chinchillas

Cherie-Finesse Chinchillas are of the original type. In other words: they do not conform to the modern, ultra-type Persian standard. The look very much the same as a century ago.

The breed currently has show status at:

(1) The World Cat Federation (WCF), who initially assigned the breed name "Traditional Longhair" in 2010 but changed it to "Original Longhair" in 2014. The WCF standard makes provision for Silver and Golden, black and blue, shaded and tipped varieties.

(2) The SA Cat Council (SACC), who only acknowledges Silver, black, shaded and tipped varieties.