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Breeding and Showing Cats/is my gray cat Russian Blue?


I always thought my gray cat Magic, who I found as a stray young adult in 1999, was a domestic shorthair, but recently I posted this picture of him on Facebook and one of my friends called him a Russian Blue.

I was curious if he actually might be Russian Blue (or at least part). He's all gray (when I first found him his fur had a silvery look that has mostly gone away), his eyes are yellow with a hint of green, and he has very subtle white stripes on his tail and hindquarters.

Is there any way to tell for certain?

I do not think he is a russian Blue...the head structure is not correct, nor is having any type of strips or barring on the coat.  His eyes would be brilliant green only.
So I strongly doubt he is Russian Blue.  Often when people see an all gray cat they think it is Russian blue.  There are gray cats randomly bred in nature.
He is a very pretty cat however, and very lucky to have found such a good home

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Kathleen Hoos


I can help with breeding cats, raising kittens, cattery management,showing cats.


I have been a cat breeder for 18 years. I am a registered nurse, and taught pharmacology. I show cats in CFA. I have maintained a cattery of excellence and raise healthy well socialized kittens.

CFA, International Havana Brown Society National Siamese Cat Club

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Diploma in nursing, BS in Psychology MS in Psychology.

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