Are you interested in a stunning Siberian cat? Read on for more information about the Siberian breed and the many gorgeous colors and patterns they come in.
The Beautiful Colors and Patterns of Siberian Cats
Known as Russia’s national treasure, Siberian cats have been mentioned throughout Russian history, fairy tales, and folklore for centuries. The Siberian is a slow-maturing cat breed that takes around five years to fully mature. They are known as a kind, playful, and patient cat breed that is excellent for any family looking for a loving, fluffy companion. (1)
As for their looks, the Siberian cat is a medium to large-sized cat with a sweet, expressive face and plush tail. Their beautiful eyes come in various colors ranging from gold to green, and some cats are naturally born with two different colored eyes! Siberian cats have a full, plush, triple coat that has shielded them from harsh Russian winters for centuries. Their coat sheds extensively in the summer to keep them from overheating. (2)
What color are Siberian Cats?
Siberian cats have a wide variety of colors and patterns that their coat may take on. The following are some of the most common Siberian cat colors and patterns according to the Cat Fancier’s Association’s Siberian Breed Standards. (3)
Here are some of the most common Siberian cat patterns:
- Brown or Black Siberian Tabby (tabby patterned cats are any cats with dark mottled or streaked fur)
- Silver Tabby
- Calico (white with unbrindled patches of two other colors)
- Golden Tabby
- Smoke (white undercoat that is deeply tipped in a darker color)
- Selfs (full, solid color, no pattern showing)
- Neva Masquerade (Color pointed, color only appearing on their legs, tails, and face) All Siberian kittens have blue eyes. However, Neva Masquerade patterned Siberian cats are the only Siberian cats that still have blue eyes upon maturity.
- Bicolor or White Siberian Cats (all white or mostly white)
Here are some of the most common Siberian cat colors:
- Silver (often appearing “smokey”)
No matter what color or pattern your Siberian cat is, they are sure to be showstopping! Siberian cats are also considered one of the best cats for allergies. See our list of the top six non-shedding cat breeds, including the Siberian, here.
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