Before you buy a kitten, consider whether an adult Russian Blue might be a better choice for your lifestyle. Kittens are loads of fun, but they’re also a lot of work and can be destructive until they reach a somewhat more sedate adulthood. With an adult, you know more about what you’re getting in terms of personality and health. If you are interested in acquiring an adult cat instead of a kitten, ask breeders about purchasing a retired show or breeding cat or if they know of an adult cat who needs a new home.
Russian Blue cats are so awesome!
Russian Whites and Russian Blacks were created from crosses with domestic white cats which were allegedly imported from Russia. The first line was developed by Frances McLeod (Arctic) in the UK during the 1960s and the second line produced by Dick and Mavis Jones (Myemgay) in Australia in the 1970s. By the late 1970s, the Russian White and Russian Black colors were accepted by cat fanciers in Australia as well as in South Africa and now also in the United Kingdom as cats (in different classes). However, the and FIFe does not recognize any variation of the Russian Blue.
Beautiful Green Eye - Russian Blue Cat
One last note. I’m sure you all want to know: Did I adopt that Russian Blue cat? I lived in a no-pets-allowed building, but I still asked my landlord just in case there was some room for negotiation. The answer I got was a firm "no."
Russian Blue cat. 10 months old
Russian Blue breeders all over the country have surely heard this at almost any show that they go to, just as Siamese (and Colorpoint Shorthair and Birman, and Himilayan) breeders hear it in reference to point restricted cats, and other breeders about their breeds.The breed that we know as the Russian Blue did not spring into existence from the pairing of a couple of other-colored cats. It is a natural breed, which other breeders then took and selectively refined and defined its distinguishing traits. But they did this using known Russian Blues only (excepting the brief instance after World War II when blue-point Siamese were used as outcrosses to increase the then decimated genetic ranks). By this selectiveness the breed as a whole has a consistent look to it. The mating of two Russian Blues will always produce another blue genetic copy of themselves. The exception to this is the occasional “pointed’ Russian Blue which is the result of a recessive gene going back to that brief Siamese outcross over 50 years ago.To the untrained eye, a blue cat might appear to look the same as a Russian Blue with an 8-generation pedigree behind it. How then to determine what distinguishes a Russian Blue from Another Blue Cat. These differences fall into two main areas: Appearance and Genetic Background. The foundation of this breed is uncertain, but it is thought that Russian Blue cats originated on the fringe of the Arctic Circle and traveled to the west upon merchant ships sailing from the Northern Russian port of Archangel (Archangelsk). Because of this these cats were known in late nineteenth century England as the Archangel cat.