GALLERY: Angora/Longhair/Persian: Blue

It is a simple historical fact that, for more than 100 years, the "Blue" was considered to be the "Prince of Persians" in England, where the Cat Fancy was born.

And this high status, continued to be enjoyed in other lands, into which the progeny of these valuable cats were subsequently imported, as the foundation stock for Persian catteries around the globe. This was particularly the case in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, where imported 'Pure' and later, 'colour-bred' Blues were still making their mark on the local breeding scene as late as the 1980's. So, for approximately 100 years, 'the Blue' has enjoyed an elevated and invariably unparalleled status, a true and contributing 'Blue-blood' of feline aristocracy.

But 'the Blue' had very humble beginnings, the first ones appearing in litters of Blacks mated to Whites, with both parents carrying the dilution factor. Miss Frances Simpson was among the first to show them in the mid 1880's, and it was only a matter of a few years before they were becoming popular enough among early breeders to warrant a show class of their own. From there. they grew from strength to strength, regularly claiming Best in Show above all-comers.

The Blue Persian Cat Society (B.P.C.S.) is the oldest Specialist Club in the world. Among the list of colours that have taken the coveted title of 'Cat of the Year', the Blue Persian can probably still claim to rank as possibly the most successful to date.

So it is to the development of the Blue Persian, and it's particularly devoted breeders, that Persian cat fanciers in general owe the greatest historical debt of gratitude; for enhancing and improving the consistency of Persian type or conformation, across what is now literally a myriad of colours and patterns.

1890-1899
1890
1890
1892
1892
1893
Blue Jack
History
Royal Hector
History
Holmwood Trixie
History
Wooloomooloo
History
Monarch
History
 
1894
1894
1895
1895
1895
Patrick Blue
History
Rosalys
History
Ayrshire BlueBottle
Blue Boy
Chubby
 
1895
1896
1896
1896
1897
Moko
History
Blue Noble
Blue Robin
Maida
History
Ayrshire Bluebell
 
1897
1897
1897
1898
1898
Blue Boy II
The Bumblebee
Tibbieboo
History
Ayrshire Ronald
History
Daisy Nita of Thorpe
History
 
1898
1898
1898
1898
1898
Lord Ruffles
Madison Cherie
History
Roscal
History
Skellingthorpe Patrick
History
Windsor Gentian
History
 
1899
1899
1899
1899
1899
Lupin
History
Mabel of Lozells
Miss Merrylegs
Rokeles Blue Patricia
Holmefield Beauty
 
1899
Lavender Blue
History
 

1900-1909
1900
1900
1900
1900
1900
Amesh
History
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Imperial Blue
History
Kepwick Violet
Royal Bobs
History
 
1900
1900
1900
1901
1901
Sussex Tinker
Young Blue Jacket
Romaldkirk Griffon
Bonnie Boy
History
Fulmer Prince of Thanet
History
 
1901
1901
1901
1901
1902
Orange Blossom of Thorpe
History
Ashbrittle Blue Girlie
Rokeles Kissi
Saratoga Osiris
Albert Edward
History
 
1902
1902
1902
1902
1902
Poo-Bah
Rema
Ashbrittle Bobina
Rozelle Consolation
Darius IV
 
1903
1903
1903
1903
1903
Neila Billi of Thorpe
History
Oulton Rajah
Saidie of Branksome
Ravenswood Angus
History
Zeus of Thorpe
History
 
1903
1903
1904
1904
1904
Blue Chelt Boy
Kew Blue San Toy II
Anthos of Thorpe
Annie Laurie
Blue Coat Regina
 
1905
1905
1905
1905
1906
Bonnie Marcello
Kew iris
Lord Monckton of Dundee
Ruddington San Toy
Don O'Dreams
 
1907
1907
1907
1909
1909
Azure Shiraz
Bluecap of Thorpe
History
Sir Archie II of Arrandale
Oaklands Sapphire
Oaklands Sceptre
History
 
1909
Oaklands Spearmint

1910-1919
1910
1910
1910
1910
1910
Alfred the Great
Blue Jacket of Hyver
History
Blue Lightning of Thorpe
History
Bluestone of Tilecote
Duke of Umbria
 
1910
1910
1910
1910
1910
Frolic
Lord Delamere of Delamere
Oaklands Seabreeze
History
Oaklands Sheila
History
Sir Reginald Samson
History
 
1911
1911
1911
1911
1911
Barry Blue John
Bungalow Turk's Cap of Hyver
Oaklands Sally
History
Oaklands Signorina
Oaklands Steadfast
History
 
1911
1912
1912
1913
1916
Saxon Earl Godwin
Blue Domino of Hyver
History
Oaklands Stella
History
Bungalow Meteor
The Laird of Rusholm
 
1919
Milord O'Mendip

1920-1929
1920
1922
1923
1923
1923
Sir Zip
History
Dewdrop of The Court
Blue Lace Flower of Dixi-Land
Dream of Henley
Gentleman of Henley
 
1923
1925
1925
1925
1925
Thomas of Emberton
Woodchurch Dawn
John of Bedale
Lord Macalpine of Stand
Mayhew London
 
1926
1926
1926
1926
1927
Ashton Tam-O-Shanter
Hendon Fairfax
Merlin O'Mendip
Perdita of The Court
Dandy Dawn of Boreham
 
1927
1927
1927
1927
1928
Roger of Boreham
Delphineum of Dunesk
History
Lavender Candidate
Lavender Bendigo
History
Ashton Pride
 
1928
1928
1928
1928
1928
Blue Raiment of Koshara
Dainty Maid of Dunesk
Dicky of Dunesk
Mischief of Bredon
Ninette
 
1929
Cedro of Callow

1930-1939
1930
1930
1930
1930
1930
Bullet O'Mendip
Cavalier O'Mendip
Delmar Speedwell Brian Boru
Dixi-Land Margaret Rose of Allington
Hustler of Keswick
History
 
1930
1930
1931
1931
1931
Laughton Laurel
Lavender Choice Morsel
Del-Dee of Flo-Mar
History
Lavender Chu Chu
History
Raleigh
 
1931
1932
1932
1932
1933
Speedwell Ahoy
Boris Blue Mist of Twin Oaks
Ebbisham Blessing
The Autocrat of The Court
Dixi-Land Anna Greta
History
 
1933
1933
1933
1934
1934
Dewdrop of Dunesk
Pedro of Allington
Westbank Jerry of Pine Tree
Blessed Mischief of Henley
Bunkered's Flick of Twin Oaks
 
1934
1934
1933
1934
1935
Fairbelle's Danny Boy Blue
Fairwood's Quinchinette
Glenn Echo September Sunshine of Dunesk
Pilgrim's Portia
Blue Gay
 
1935
1935
1935
1935
1936
Kerhoun Bleue Jere of Wimauma
Perivale Paul
Pilgrim's Periwinkle of Alitra
Dixi-Land's Phoebus
Blue Ruffles of White Birch
 
1936
1936
1936
1936
1936
Blue Thistle of The Seven Elms
Daydream of Dunesk
Dixi-Land Wanda of Dunesk
Duke of Fairbelle
Hawthornesyke Ronald
 
1936
1936
1936
1936
1936
Heatherland Blue Boy
Judy of Allington
King Kong
Masterman of The Court
Misty Mischief
 
1936
1936
1936
1936
1936
Northway Shelmerdine
Pilgrim's Fair Melissa of Alitra
Sweet Sultan of Dunesk
Sweet William of Dunesk
The Playboy of The Court
 
1937
1937
1937
1937
1938
Azurevale Honey Maid
Blue Lurraby of Lakeside
Northledge Glee
Northledge Rag O'Mine
Cartha's Blue Mentra
 
1938
1939
Gloria June
Dixi-Land's Lovely Lady

1940-1949
1940
1940
1941
1942
1942
Alitra Mauve
Great Lakes Regal Rogue
Herondale Elise
Glenshee Gloria
Lavender Liberty
 
1943
1944
1945
1946
1948
Babylon's Beau Barry II
Dixi-Land Pearl Harbor Yank
Lavender Liberty Beau
Gloria of Pensford
Priory Adonis
 
1948
Thiepval Enchantress

1950-1959
1950
1951
1951
1952
1954
Myowne Gallant Homme
Merryman of Dunesk
Royal of Pensford
Foxburrow Frivolous
Foxburrow Fialda
 
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
Octavian of Pensford
Mirabelle of Dunesk
Halcyon Adonis
Camber Dearest
Thiepval Phoenix

1960-1969
1960
1963
1963
1965
1967
Gaydene Amanda
Bayhorne Baronet
Orion of Pensford
Wanella Pastel Blue
Gaydene Robin
 
1968
1969
1969
Abralyn Non Pariel
Marmsbury Lysander
Pembroke Pharoh

1970-1979
1970
1970
1970
1971
1972
Alcmund Justine
Brackenhill Corin
Cargeos Poppinjay
Ashwood Apache
Brackenhill Blu Beau
 
c 1972
1972
1973
1973
1974
Pembrooke Pastel Prince
Ulysse de Saint Witz
Brackenhill Corinna
Lavendel Doucement
Ariane Romeo
 
1974
1974
Brackenhill Gerrard
Minabel Cornelius

1980-1989
1983
Rochelle Buccaneer


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