GALLERY: Angora/Longhair/Persian: Black

Although the Black Longhair has been championed by many individual fanciers, it has not enjoyed any consistency of fame or notoriety until the 1960's and 1970's, when consistently good Blacks could more than hold their own against the best Blue Persians and were in fact, by this time, also appearing to be more pre-potent in passing on their best qualities to their progeny.

One of the earliest proponents of the Black was Mrs. Alice McLaren Morrison of Kepwick Park who benched and bred more quality Blacks in the late nineteenth century than anyone else. By the turn of the twentieth century the challenge had been taken up by Mr. Robert Little and Dr. Roper, and as the new century progressed by folk such as Mrs. Cyril Yeates, then latterly Miss L. Fraser (Hendon), Miss Rodda (Chadhurst), and Mrs. Marjorie Bull, with her striking double Olympia winner, the immortal 'Deebank Mascot'.

In the United States, early benchmarks were cats like 'King Max', and 'Cyrus The Great', followed by cats such as 'Great Lakes Charcoal' and then latterly Richard Gebhardt's GC Vel-vene's Voodoo, followed by a new generation of Blacks of the ilk of 'GC Misty Mornin Conquest' and 'GC Lullaby Abracadabra' and their many descendants.

Today, the Blacks continue to hold their own, and are very often the benchmark of quality Persian breeding. The adage that 'Black is Beautiful' has long since become a reality. In the words of Harrison Weir:
"…and to my thinking, a jet-black cat, fine and glossy in fur and elegantly formed, certainly has its attractions."

1870-1889
1875
1886
1887
1888
Mimie
King Lear
Neptune
History
Satan
History

1890-1899
1892
1895
1897
1897
1897
Dinah
History
King Max
History
Johnnie Fawe
History
Lady Bruin
Pat-Paw
 
1898
1898
1899
1899
Black Magic
Menelik III
Dick Fawe
Lord Albemarle
 

1900-1909
1900
1900
1900
1901
1901
Owena Black Cupid
Owena Princess Rujah
Saratoga Dolly Dutton
Amytis of Pittsbugh
Colleen (Sweet Lalla Rookh)
History
 
1901
1902
1902
1902
1902
Othello
History
Menelooka
Black Thorn
Hawthorne
Bobby
 
1903
1903
1904
1906
1908
Saratoga Johnnie Fawe II
History
Wihejinga
Menalowen Strongheart
Cyrus The Great
History
Sweep Of Eversley
 
1909
1909
1909
Darkness
Earlsfield Black Prince
Sweet Jetta

1910-1919
1911
Dirty Dick

1920-1929
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
Sally Cat
My Dear of The Black Nest
Ivanhoe of Hadley
History
Kismet of Thamar
Hendon Eastbury Boglie
History

1930-1939
1932
1933
1935
1935
1935
Topsy's O'Kero of The Queen's Merry Court
Salome of Spell-Land
Della of Downside
Gallant Gay of Newton
Great Lakes Basildon Talisman
 
1935
1935
1936
1937
1937
Llantarnam Jolly Roger of Domino
Spookie of California
Hermcrest Barbe Bleue Wolof's Goblin
Barbe Bleue Wolof's Bamba of Briargate
Barbe Bleue Wolof's Bonny
 
1937
1937
1938
1938
1938
Domino's Aunt Jemima
Madam Mozelle
Domino's Queen Cole
Far Hills Kit-Haven's Ebony Boy
Moormead Jennifer
 
1939
Southland Dixi-Land's Chloe

1940-1949
1944
1948
Black Beret
Bourneside Black Diamond

1960-1969
1960
Deebank Mascot

1970-1979
1971
1974
Matahari Princess Soraya
Matahari Casanova


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