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2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
In this article we will explore it thoroughly the differences between two breeds of blue-furred cats: the Chartreux and the Russian Blue. The first is French and the second (as the name suggests) is Russian. In both cases, they are rather races rare, which are sold in a few copies at a time and that is why even some experts in the sector have some difficulty identifying them accurately.
The Chartreux has a physicist robust and well proportioned, with broad, muscular shoulders and a well-developed chest that gives the animal a solid and resistant appearance. The skeleton is also solid. The legs are straight, with finer bones and relatively short for the size of the animal.
The Russian Blue has an apparently delicate body but elegant and muscular; it is graceful and agile without appearing squat in appearance. The legs are long and tapered with round pads at the end. It may appear sturdier than it is due to its very dense coat.
Although a Chartreux can come in various shades of gray-blue, the most common is clear and uniform with a sheen that changes according to the light. The tips of the hair are slightly silver and it is precisely this that gives the "blue" reflection. The coat is medium-short and slightly woolly in texture, tending to form bunches on the hips and around the neck. The undercoat is very resistant while the upper layer is longer and thicker.
The coat of the Russian Blue is instead of a lighter blue with even lighter shades. The outermost coat has silver tips and the contrast is clearly visible compared to the Chartreux. In general it has a short, thick, fine and soft fur, silky to the touch; the double layer of hair is so dense that it is raised above the body.
The Chartreux has a very flexible tail of medium length, broad at the base and slightly rounded at the tip. The tail of the Russian Blue is relatively long but proportionate to the body, tapering to the tip starting from a fairly wide base.
The Carthusian's head is round and wide but not spherical; the cheeks are full (especially in males) and the jaw pronounced. The forehead is high and the nose straight and of medium size; the muzzle is relatively small, narrow and tapered but not pointed; the pads of the whiskers are small. The neck is short and stocky.
The Russian Blue has a head round of medium size, with a pointed snout and little pronounced whiskers pads. The top of the head is flat when viewed in profile, then drops slightly above the eyes and continues at a slight downward angle to the tip of the nose. The face is broad due to the wide set of the eyes and the very thick coat.
The ears of a Carthusian are medium-small for height and width, with a minimum swelling at the base and rounded tips; they are straight and positioned on top of the head.
In the Russian Blue, on the other hand, they are large but proportionate and wide at the base; they are pointed, spaced and placed more towards the sides of the head than at its top.
The Carthusian's eyes are round, wide open and moderately spaced, giving the animal a wary expression. They are large but not disproportionately. Color varies from gold to copper but the most common shade is orange.
Those of the Russian Blue are also round and spaced but of one color intense green in adults, while in kittens they progressively vary from yellow to green.
Not much is known about the origins of the Russian Blue (also called Russian Blue), so much so that most of the stories about it seem to belong mostly to the world of legends. Many attribute its origin to the Russian city of Arkhangelsk, while some say it descends from the cats kept by the tsars in the court of St.
In the care of our cat it is important to know essential information, such as for example how long does a Russian Blue live and what attention it needs. The Russian Blue in particular is a somewhat demanding cat that needs specific care to live to the best of its ability.
A bewitching and elegant looking cat Russian blue and yours origins they are equally fascinating and shrouded in mystery. Undoubtedly what makes it unique and special is the short and fluffy coat of an unusual blue color with gray shades.
One of the most particular and expensive cats in the feline world is the Russian blue , whose price varies according to different details. When we decide to adopt, or rather buy a purebred cat, we have to take into account many aspects, starting with the reliability of the breeder we turn to.
Any purebred cat meets a very specific standard and the Russian blue , cat from appearance particular and fascinating as few. The appearance is what has made the Russian Blue one of the most sought-after and sought-after cats in the world over time and the credit goes without a doubt to the blue coat and its wonderful green eyes.