Blue-Cream Longhair - Longhaired Cats

A coat that is a pleasing mixture of mottled cream and pale blue-grey has ensured this breed's enormous popularity. The way in which colour genes are inherited means that male Blue-Cream Longhairs are rare, and almost invariably sterile.


History
The result of mating Blues and Creams, longhaired blue-cream cats appeared in litters in the early days of pedigree breeding. They were not accorded official recognition in Great Britain, however, until as late as 1930.

Temperament
The Blue-Cream is considered more outgoing than many Longhairs, but is equally affectionate and amenable.

Varieties
There are no varieties, although the US standard differs. Whereas in Great Britain a gentle intermingling of the two colours is desired, in the US the blue and cream should form clearly defined patches.


Head
Broad and round, with a snub nose and blue nose pad.

Eyes
Large and round; colour should be deep, brilliant copper or orange.

Ears
Small and round tipped. Ear tufts.

Facial Characteristics
Blue-Cream Longhair

Blue-Cream Longhair
The best examples of this breed have a build that is a near-perfect example of the cobby Longhair type.

Body
Very solid and cobby.

Coat
The colour should be a soft mixture of pastel shades of blue and cream.

Tail
Short and bushy, usually carried uncurved and lower than the line of the back.

Legs
Short and thick.

Feet
The paws and large and round; the colour of the pads should be blue. Toe tufts.

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