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That of the Siberian cat is an easily identifiable breed, but which nevertheless has some similarities to others. To understand if your cat really belongs to this breed, or simply to find out about them more distinctive features, read here how to recognize exactly a Siberian cat.
- Cut: Siberians definitely belong to large-sized specimens, with females weighing 4 to 6 kg and males even reaching 7-9 kg. This is probably a legacy of their status wild predators.
- Fur: this breed is well known for its thick, three-layered coat, which keeps the animal warm in the harsh Siberia winters. The density of the fur varies throughout the year, thinning in the warmer months and thickening as the cold increases. The fur of the Siberian is also very long also on the tail and at the ends of the legs, which helps it to walk better on the snow.
- Ears: the ears of the Siberians are rounded, with hair that comes out in tufts (the so-called "lynx tips", a trait they have in common with this animal) and that is lengthening and darkening towards the tip.
- body size: these cats are particularly muscular and have very wide paws, which greatly facilitates them in pursuit of prey. The hind legs are slightly wider than the front ones, to allow them to jump higher.
- Eyes: the eyes of the Siberian cat are almost perfectly round and generally green, gold or copper, but there are also some specimens with blue eyes.
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