The Silver Persian was regarded, from the very beginning of the Cat Fancy in both Britain and America, to be one of the most attractive colors of all, exactly as it is now. This perception has not changed. By 1909, it had been established that the Chinchilla Silver Persian, the Shaded Silver Persian, and the Masked Silver Persian were the three unique colorations that could be found in the Silver Persian. It was anticipated that the Chinchilla-Silver would have a shade of silver that was as close to white as possible, with very few, if any, tabby markings or black shading. The Chinchilla-Silver had to be completely devoid of any brown or cream undertones. This was a must. It is almost clear that Great Britain was the place where the first Shaded Persians were bred in the early 1880s. The Chinchilla name was given to the silver variety that became the most well-known and was also the one with the lightest shading. The out crossing of the Chinchilla silver in 1909 resulted in what is known as the Shaded Silver today, in particular in the United States.
The variant of the Shaded Silver Persian that was available in 1909 was regarded as an essential color and received a great deal of praise for its type, size, abundance of coat, and coloring. In 1909, the masked Silver Persian was still thought of as a novel type, and only a few had been bred up to that point. It was generally agreed that the majority of the masked silvers that had been shown were examples of damaged smoke Persians. The perfect masked silver Persian should have characteristics that are similar to those of the Siamese cat. The body need to be a shade of silver that is as white as is humanly feasible.