As normally happens with many cat breeds, the origins of Russian blue cats are rather blurry and unclear, often embellished with more legends than facts.
One of several latter, even goes so far as to get these cats were the favourite pets of Russian Czars before the Russian revolution. The state version, though, goes they originated about the Archangel Isles in Russia and were eventually introduced in great britan in the 1860s where they were exhibited in the Crystal Palace as Archangel cats, also referred to as Spanish blue or foreign blue. The then so-called Archangel cat soon caught on both in england and Scandinavia where it absolutely was renamed Russian blue and actively bred until World war 2. These folks were officially declared a whole new breed in 1912 by the Cat Fancy Society, in order to avoid confusion with British Blue cats.
In the 1940s on, they were also crossed with Siamese cats once in USA, These blue coloured cats were also developed until a whole new breed is made. These cats are called Modern Russian Blue cats.
Regarding their physical appearance, Russian Blue cats are well-built and fine-boned with graceful long limbs.
Their coat is short-specially suitable if you’re allergic-and smooth. Their particular colour is because of the reality that both blueish grey as well as silver-tipped hairs allow them to have a general lustrous look. What actually ensures they are so attractive and eye-catching is the contrast between their particular glossy coat as well as their striking yellowish green eyes.
Naturally enough, only Russian blue cats with blueish grey coats are officially considered such by most Cat Societies world-wide together with the sole exception of the Australian Cat Federation (ACF) which also accepts black, and white Russian blue cats as such.
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