Varieties

Russian Blue

Colour to be similar to blue cats and dogs. A soft medium grey-blue with a metallic sheen. Faint, light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be even, belly colour to match top. Undercolour dark blue down to skin. Coat to be short and thick- a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes black.

Genetics: Due to unproven gene rb* (d in USA). a/a rb/rb*


Russian Blue

Russian Dove

To be a warm creamy grey. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be level throughout. Not to be confused with platinum or lilac. Belly colour to match top, undercolour pale grey to the skin. Coat to be short and thick- a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes Black

Genetics: a/a m/m rb/rb* or a/a b/b rb/rb* or a/a rb/rb* + unrecognised brown gene known as American mink.


Russian Dove

Russian Blue Agouti

A blend of dark blue ticking over a fawn ground. Heathering of the blue ticking is normal for this variety and is not a fault. Undercolour to be dark blue down to the skin. Foot colour to match top. Belly colour silver. A brown tinge to the ticking to be considered a fault. Coat to be short and thick- a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes black.

Genetics: A/- rb/rb*


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Russian Topaz

Top colour a pleasing warm shade of orange-cream evenly ticked with silver to silver-blue guard hairs. Undercolour must exhibit a distinctive blue cast close to the skin. Belly and throat to be cream. Feet to match top colour as close as possible, but a lighter shade acceptable. Eyes may be any shade of red to dark ruby but pink eyes undesirable. Slight heathering not to be faulted. Coat to be short and thick- a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault.
Faults: Dark, dull or too pale top colour. Uneven or lack of ticking. Pink eyes.
Severe Faults: Lack of blue undercolour. Very pale patches or prominent white eye circles.

Genetics: a/a r/r rb/rb*


Russian Topaz



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