As normally happens with lots of cat breeds, the origins of Russian blue cats are rather blurry and unclear, often embellished with an increase of legends than facts.
One of several latter, even goes in terms of to assert these cats were the widely accepted pets of Russian Czars ahead of the Russian revolution. A state version, though, goes they originated around the Archangel Isles in Russia and were eventually introduced in Britain within the 1860s where they were exhibited in the Crystal Palace as Archangel cats, also called Spanish blue or foreign blue. The then so-called Archangel cat soon caught on in britain and Scandinavia where it absolutely was renamed Russian blue and actively bred until World War II. These folks were officially declared a new breed in 1912 from the Cat Fancy Society, 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 fresh breed was created. These cats are actually called Modern Russian Blue cats.
Relating to looks, Russian Blue cats are well-built and fine-boned with graceful long limbs.
Their coat is short-specially suitable in case you are allergic-and smooth. Their own colour is a result of the truth that both blueish grey and also silver-tipped hairs let them have a general lustrous look. What actually ensures they are so attractive and eye-catching may be the contrast between their own glossy coat in addition to 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 with all the sole exception with the Australian Cat Federation (ACF) which also accepts black, and white Russian blue cats as such.
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