What are the signature characteristics of a russian blue? Color of the skin, color of paw pads, ect. Just been curious.
Answer by Mocha the Elf Cat
Did you buy this cat from a breeder, pay over $ 600 for him and have a TICA, ACFA, CFA or equivalent pedigreed to prove his breed? If not – no way he’s a Russian Blue (or British Shorthair, Chartreux or other Blue cat). It’s simply a Blue “domestic” – a cat of no particular breed just like over 97% of the cats on this entire planet.
If you want to read the breed standard for the Russian Blue http://tica.org/public/breeds/rb/intro.php