A moderate looking cat with no extremes, the loving Tiffany enjoys your company and will prefer that over being left alone. Also known as Chantilly.
The Chantilly should be groomed daily to keep loose fur out of the coat and avoid knots and tangles.
Male: medium: 3-5 kg.
Female: medium: 3-5 kg.
Life Expectancy: 7-12 yrs.
Social/Attention Needs: Moderate
Tendency to Shed: High
Colours: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Silver, Champagne, Platinum, Fawn
Pattern: Solid Colour
Less Allergenic: No
Overall Grooming Needs: Moderate, High
Cat Association Recognition:
The Chantilly is a medium-size, moderate looking cat with no extremes. The head is a broad, modified wedge with high cheekbones. The ears are spaced well apart and are medium sized, with long fur coming out from the inside.
The Chantilly's eyes are somewhat oval and are set at an angle. The eye colour is gold and intensifies with age.
While called a longhair, the fur is semi-long, with little or no undercoat. This coat makes them look like a long haired cat, but without the draping effect seen in some of the longhairs. The coat should be soft and silky.
The Chantilly is a devoted companion and prefers company to being left alone. While the Chantilly is not demanding, they will "chirp" and "talk" as if having a conversation. This breed is affectionate, with a sweet temperament.
The Chantilly should have their nutrition controlled to be certain that they are not too heavy or out of condition. The semi-longhair coat can easily conceal the beginnings of a pot belly.
The Chantilly should be provided with running and playing room. Interactive exercise should made part of the daily routine. These cats are very oriented toward people and enjoy playing with them.
Although the Chantilly has little or no undercoat, they should still be groomed daily to keep the loose fur out of the coat. Even this kind of fur can quickly knot and tangle if neglected.
The lovely Chantilly is often thought of as a semi-longhaired Burmese, although they are not Burmese. The breed was started with a pair of chocolate-coloured cats of unknown origin. Today, outcrossing to several other breeds is permitted, but outcrossing to the Burmese is strictly prohibited.
The first litter of Chantilly cats were born in 1969 in New York. The breed was so popular that additional breeding programmes of Chantilly cats were soon started in Florida and in Canada.
At first, the Chantilly was registered under the term "foreign longhair," but the breeders felt that this name was not appropriate for a breed name. So the breed was then called the "Tiffany" and registered as such. However, in a British registry called GCCF, a breed that is a cross between a Chinchilla Persian and a Burmese had already been named the "Tiffanie" To avoid confusion, this cat was then renamed the "Chantilly" and is now usually referred to as the "Chantilly/Tiffany."