Russian Blue Adult Cats
It is thought that the first Russian Blues then called Archangel Cats arrived in Britain about 1860 from Archangel (Archangels). Archangel is a port situated near the mouth of the Dwiana Ocean in the Northern River on the White Sea, which extends into the Arctic Ocean in Northern Russia. A typical Russian Blue should be double coated with a dense under coat and a good example should stand at an angle of 45 degrees. It is required to have a short coat of even length, smooth, silky and lying close to the body. Giving a plush appearance.
Russian Blue's weight range between 7-9lbs for males and 5-7.5lbs for females ("Our Tobi must be an exception to the rule; he has a real lap full of love").
The features do vary in the Russian breed, but should follow these guidelines:
- The eyes should be almond shaped with a slight slant towards the nose, They should be vivid green in colour, but these can come in various shades, although an adult with no green in the eye has a very serious fault.
- Ears should be set vertical to the head. In respect of size they should be large and display a wide basal opening with tips more pointed then round.
- Legs should be long, with small oval paws with five toes including dew claw on the front and four on the back.
- Tail should be of a moderate length and taper from its root to its tip. The tip should be neither blunt nor pointed.
Our Adult Russians can be seen in our gallery, where you will see how very individual they are.
Male Russians are very loving, but I must say over the years my girls are just as affectionate. They are as individual as people; I think that is what makes them so special. "Loyal, loving and laid back" describes our family to a tee! Different people have their own views on which sex is the most loveing we think in this day with equal rights Im sure there should be no difference!see our live Russian Blue webcam! awards our cats have won