The Russian Blue cat, once known as the Archian Blue cat in history, had three different names. It was originally the Archian Blue cat. It didn’t have the Russian blue cat’s name until the 1940s, and for a while it was called the Maltese cat. Evidence shows that this cat is indeed native to Russia, because the same cat has been found in the cold regions of Russia. The Russian blue cat is slender, with large, upright, pointed ears, and small and round feet. It walks like walking with a toe. The body is covered with silver-blue shiny short coat, coupled with a slender and slim figure and a light gait, which shows the nobility of a cat.
The History of Russian Blue
The ancestors of Russian Blue cat originated in the cold Siberian region, and many places call it “the elf of winter”. Russian blue cats have a long history of evolution, and their ancestor “Achianji Blue Cat” was brought to the UK from a Russian port as early as the 17th century. After World War II, the number of Russian blue cats decreased sharply. In order to restore their population, breeders used Siamese cats to hybridize with them, so that the appearance of Russian blue cats has some oriental sentiment. Because the ancestors originated in the cold Siberian region, many places called it “the elf of winter”. The Russian blue cat is a naturally occurring cat species that originated in the port of Arkhangelsk, Russia (also known as the “blue sky” port), so the coat color of the Russian blue cat is also known as the “angel blue” cat. It is said that in the 1860s, the Russian Blue Cat was brought to England and Northern Europe by the sailors from the Acantier Islands (“Blue Sky Archipelago”). It was only in 1875 that it was registered as the Acantier Cat (or “Blue Sky Cat”) at the Crystal Palace in England. It wasn’t until 1912 that Russian blue cats were given a formal grade distinction when compared with other blue cat breeds (such as British blue cats, French Shatlow cats, and Thai Corat cats).
It was initially until after World War II that other regions outside of England and Scandinavia began to breed Russian blue cats; due to the traffic disruption during World War II, the bloodline of purebred blue cats narrowed, so some breeders began to carry out Russia Blue and Siamese cats are mated. Although this mixed breed cat had existed in the United States before World War II, it had to be bred by the breeders after the war to become the so-called “modern Russian blue cat” in the United States today. Although breeders have used Russian blue cats to breed new cat breeds during the two wars and during the war on a limited basis, such as the Havana brown cat (coat color close to Havana cigars, with the Siamese cat lineage) or to add new ones Cats, such as the Neptune Totoro (the name is derived from the German “fog and frost like creature”, you can imagine its beautiful appearance), the Russian blue cat lineage is still maintained in gray-blue short-haired Cats breed.
In the early 1970s, an Australian cat breeder named Mavis Jones developed a completely white Russian blue cat from a Russian blue cat and a local white cat (of course, it is also called “Russian white cat” Up). In the late 1970s, Russian white cats and Russian black cats were recognized as one of the Russian cat breeds by Australian cat lovers, but even the International Pet Association and the American Cat Lovers Association recognized Russian white cats and Russian black cats as The transitional cat breed of the Russian blue cat, the Cat Lovers Association (CFA) itself refuses to recognize this variant of the Russian blue cat.
Morphological Characteristics of Russian Blue
The slender and elegant figure is slightly oriental, with strong bones and simple and gorgeous coat. Short hair, with a velvet-like texture and feel, the inner layer of fluff can withstand the cold, gray, blue and gray, it looks like a silver-gray luster like mink fur, so it is called the Russian blue cat. The head is short and wedge-shaped. The middle-length nose bridge is basically in line with the forehead, the eyes are apricot-shaped, and the color is green. The ears are wide, upright, and transparent. The limbs are slender and the feet are round. Long and smooth, tapered.
Head: short and wedge-shaped, with straight lines; skull and forehead flattened; medium-length kisses; straight nose bridge, without nose interruption; strong jaw.
Nose: Moderate length.
Chin: Medium height, with the jaw perpendicular to the chin from the end of the nose.
Feet: Small, slightly rounded, each with five toes on the forelegs and four toes on the hind limbs.
Body: Long, exotic, detailed to medium-sized skeleton; muscular.
Limbs: Long legs and fine bones, small and round claws, oval.
Tail: Long and straight, proportional to the body, tapering from a moderately thick base to a round tail tip.
Ears: Large, wide at the base, the tip of the ear leans forward, the tip of the ear is slightly rounded, the skin of the ear is thin and transparent, and there is almost no fluff inside.
Eyes: Large, wide spaced, almond-shaped, slightly inclined. Color, vivid green, the eyes in the kitten go from yellow to green, and the final color can not be shaped until 1 year old.
Figure: Slender and elegant figure with a slightly oriental feel, strong bones, simple and gorgeous coat; short hair, with a velvet-like texture and feel, the inner velvet
Thick coat hair can withstand the severe cold, and has gray, blue and gray, and it looks like a silver-gray luster like mink fur, so it is called the Russian blue cat.
Coat: Short, dense and delicate, long hairy, spread outward from the body, soft, silky feel, double coat with very thick bottom hairs; the same monochrome is blue gray, silver gloss is caused by silver hair tips Caused by coloring; fetal moles of kittens are acceptable. These moles will disappear before the age of 1 year. Exposure in the sun for a long time will cause the coat color to darken; black and white variants developed in Europe and New Zealand have obtained GCCF Recognition.