Notes on Citations

  • References containing an asterisk needs verification.
    Example: [999*] means that reference 999 is used as citation, but that the information supplied has not been verified as the original source document. 
  • Where information obtained from the internet is referenced, the date of retrieval is provided, together with the universal resource locator (URL) that links to the source website.
    Such references contain the risk that links can get broken over time. 

Table of References

 [1] Professor K W Bentley: "Early history of the Chinchilla" as published in “CATS Magazine" no 818, 21 November 1997, Official Journal of the GCCF, who reprinted it with permission from “The Journal of the Chinchilla, Silver Tabby & Smoke Cat Society!, (Issue 3, 1978)

As retrieved on 2014-05-23, the following website has a neat online write-up of this article:

 [2] H.G. Scholer : “A tribute to Madame Marguerite Ravel”.

 [3] Jeanne A. Ramsdale, assisted by Philip H. Ramsdale, D.V.M.: “Persian Cats and other Longhairs” (1964) 
Revised 1976.


 [5] Howard Loxton: “Guide to the Cats of the World” (1975)

 [6] Website of the World Cat Congress (WCC):
[6.1] Constitution: . Retrieved 2012-07-20.

 [7] Website of Lucky Pet: (2012)

 [8] The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)

[8.1] Janice Reichle: “Silver and Golden Persian” (2001)
        Breed article on the CFA web site.
        Retrieved 2014-04-20 at 
[8.2] CFA Persian Standard (as revised 2015)
        Retrieved 2015-07-12 at 
[8.3] CFA Siamese Standard
        Retrieved 2015-07-12 at
[8.4] CFA Burmese Standard
        Retrieved 2015-07-12 at
[8.5] CFA Persian Breed Profile (2012)
        Retrieved 2014-05-23 at

 [9] CFA Persian Breed Profile (2012)
Retrieved 2014-05-23 at

 [10] Sarah Hartwell: "The ethics of breeding for deformity: extreme brachycephaly" (2010)
Retrieved 2012-06-28 at

 [11] P. M. Soderberg: "Pedigree Cats, Their Varieties, Breeding and Exhibition" (1958)

 [12] Jean Paul Maas: "Show Standards: Their meaning and interpretation"
Retrieved 2012-06-29 at

 [13] The Furry Critter Netword (FCN) website on Cat Breed Descriptions
Retrieved an 2012-06-28 at and

 [14] Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia: "Breed Dilemmas and Extinction"
Retrieved 2012-07-12 at

 [15] Tonya McKay: "What is pH and what does it have to do with hair?"
Article written on Apr 01, 2005 and retrieved 2012-07-11 at

 [16] Mollie Turney: "Lovely typed Chinchillas can be bred without outcrossing"
Article published in “Fur & Feather, Rabbits & Rabbit Keeping”, June 27, 1974

 [17] Helen van Schoor: Jalbertus Cattery on Webring.
Retrieved 2012-07-20 at
Pages referred to are:

 [18] Veterinary Genetic Services from vetGenTM
Retrieved 2012-07-20 at 
[18.1] Feline Dilute: 
[18.2] Feline Coat Length:

Retrieved 2012-07-22 at

 [20] Hartwell, Sarah: "Longhaired cats" (copyrighted article 2002 – 2012)
Retrieved 2012-07-22 at

 [21] Wilson, Edward Osborne: “Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge" (1998)

 [22] Euro cat Fancy web site
Retrieved on 2012-07-30 at

Copyright 2003-2010, S Hartwell 
Retrieved 2012-07-30 at

 [24] CFA website: "Hints for Determining Cat Color"
Retrieved on 2012-07-30 at

 [25] Winn Feline Foundation: "Polycystic Kidney Disease in Cats"
Retrieved on 2012-08-03 at

 [26] The Genetic Test for Persian-related PKD: Will it be constructive or destructive?

 [27] Jerold S. Bell, DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, N. Grafton, MA
Retrieved on 2012-08-03 from

Retrieved on 2012-08-14 from

 [29] Schultz, A. H.: "The technique of measuring the outer body of human fetuses and of primates in general", 1929 

 [30] Cat World: "Stud Tail in Cats - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment of Feline Stud Tail"
Retrieved on 2014-04-19 from

 [31] Wampum website.
Retrieved on 2012-08-14 from

 [32]  Melissa Schindler: "Why Do Kittens Act Paralyzed When Picked Up by the Scruff?"
Retrieved on 2014-04-20 from

  [33] Amy Cheung: "Scruffing cats and dogs"
Retrieved on 2014-04-20 from

 [34] Wikipedia: Fur
Retrieved on 2014-04-24 from

 [35] Wikipedia: Pietro Della Valle
Retrieved on 2014-04-24 from

 [36] Barron's: "Persian Cats - A Complete Pet Owner's Mannual"
Retrieved on 2014-05-16 from 

 [37] Wyndcreste Silver Persians
Retrieved on 2014-05-23 from

 [38]Stearns, Frank A: "One Hundred Years of Pleiotropy: A Retrospective"
Retrieved on 2015-07-12 at

 [39] Richard H. Gebhardt, Grace Pond, and Dr. Ivor Raleigh, Eds., :"A Standard Guide to Cat Breeds"
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1979, pp. 7-11. 

 [40] Simpson, Frances: "The book of the Cat" (1903)
Retrieved from the Open Library on 2014-12-06 from

 Retrieved on 2014-12-07 from

 [42] World Cat Federation:

[42.1] Recognition of new breeds:
          Retrieved on 2015-01-01 at
[42.2] Persian - Colourpoint Breed Standard:
          Retrieved on 2015-07-12 at

 [43] Weir, Harrison: "Our Cats and All About Them" (1889)
Retrieved from the Open Library on 2015-01-03 from

 [44] Ward, Ernest: "Hypokalemia or Low Potassium Levels in Cats" (From VCA Animal Hospital).
Retrieved on 2015-01-17 from
 [45] Michael Broad: "Cat Paws"  
Retrieved on 23 January 2015 from
 [46] Cat claws
Retrieved on 23 January 2015 from
 [47]Pond, Grace and Calder, Muriel: "The Longhair Cat"

List of Photos

 [h-1] Caption: none
Description: Cherie-Finesse cats at WCF Breed Recognition Show, June 20101, Cape Town.
From left to right: International Champion L'Dearheart Damosel Linette of Cherie-Finesse, bred by Dianne Amble (USA), Supreme Champion Cherie-Finesse King Diamond of Cherie-Sheldon (Port Elizabeth) and Supreme Champion L'Dearheart Sir Lancelot of Cherie-Finesse.
Photo: (c) Hanneke Bestbier
 [h-2] Caption: Modern Persian
Description: Face of Lionstone's Dayo of Jalbertus
Photo: This is a cut from a photo taken by (c) Teresa Fouché
 [h-3] Caption: Traditional Longhair
Description: Face of Supreme Champion Cherie-Finesse
Photo: From the Cherie-Finesse collection
 [h-4] Caption: none
Description: WCF Breed Application Document cover page
Photo: Image created by Alida Delport
 [h-5] Caption: none
Description: WCF Breed Proposal Presentation cover page
Photo: Image created by Alida Delport
 [h-6]  Caption: none
Description: Proposed cover page for the book "Traditional Longhair Cats and Related Breeds"
Photo: Image created by Alida Delport, using [h-1] above
 [next] Caption: 

List of Images from Internet

 [i-1] Caption: Skeleton of a svelte cat with a long, lean body, long neck, long tail and long legs. 
Source: University of Washington website
Retrieved 2013-12-20 at
 [i-2] Caption: Skeleton of a semi-cobby cat with a short neck, medium tail and medium legs.
Retrieved 2013-12-20 at
 [i-3] Caption: Examples of different skull types
Source: CFA website
Retrieved 2013-12-20 at
 [i-4] Caption: The photos above shows how the nose break influences the nose profile.
Source: The library from Persian Standard.
Article author: Mary Baldwin. 
Retrieved 2013-01-14 at
 [i-5] Caption: Measuring nose length
Source: Image assembled by author
 [i-6] Caption: Wampum cat degreaser
Source: Wampum website
Retrieved 2014-04-20 at
 [i-7] Caption: Bath taps with shower arm
Source: Google image browse
Retrieved 2014-04-21 at
 [i-8] Caption: 
Source: Wikipedia
Retrieved 2014-04-24 at
 [i-9]  Caption: Silver Lambkin
 Source: Simpson, Frances: The book of the Cat, p 146 (1903)
 Retrieved from the Open Library on 2014-12-06 from

List of Videos from Internet

 [v-1] Caption: Tellington TTouch(R) for Cats
Description: A Video stowing how to relax a cat by ear and hair stroking.
Source: Retrieved 2014-04-20 at
 [v-2] Caption:  
Source: Retrieved 2014-04-20 at ....