Where did this colored name come from in Scottish and British cats? From a rodent of the chinchilla family, because this color of Scottish and British cats is very similar to the color of these animals. Where did this unique Scottish color come from, because we are used to seeing Scottish cats in plain or spotted or marbled coats? This color was originally borrowed from Persian cats. British cat breeders crossed them with Persian chinchillas to breed this magnificent color from British cats. And since during the formation of the Scottish cat breed, the British were allowed to mate, including the British chinchilla – Scottish cats inherited this magnificent color from the British chinchilla. So the first lines of Scottish chinchillas were laid.
Chinchilla color is reasonably dizzy for fans of Scottish and British cats. Although now amateurs call all Scottish and British cats of silver shaded and golden shaded colors – chinchillas. And this is not correct. In fact, a real Scottish chinchilla is Scottish cats of ns 12 and ny 12. The tip of the hairs in this color is colored black only for 1/8 of the entire hair. The rest of the coat is either silvery white or delicate peach. The eyes of the Scottish chinchilla, according to the standard, can only be green. Scottish kittens ns 12 and ny 12 are very rare and not every cattery can boast the birth of kittens of this color.
People who are not initiated into the felinological ranks also refer to the Scottish chinchilla as ns 11 and ny 11 – black silver shaded and black golden shaded. This color is darker than the Scottish “real” chinchillas, the hair is already dyed black up to 1/3, and the hind legs on the hocks look almost black, while in the “real” chinchillas they are completely white or peach-golden. In the variation of the Scottish silver shaded according to the breed standard, the eyes can be either green or yellow (pewter) – 62, while in the Scottish golden shaded only green.
The highlight of these “chinchilla” colors is the “natural make-up” on the faces. The black tattoo around the eyes, nose and lips, as well as contrasting black paw pads look very impressive.
The secret of these colors is that these cats are genetically black. That is why almost a completely white cat has a contrasting natural make-up and black pads on its paws.
Shaded Scottish kittens are sometimes born with residual tabby marks – a blurry spotty residual pattern on a gold or silver coat. But from two months to a year, the residual tabby marks begin to shade and disappear altogether. On an adult coat, only an even black veil remains. Eye color can be formed up to 1.5 years, gaining more and more brightness and depth of color.
The Scottish chinchilla point deserves special attention among lovers of exquisite beauty. This is an even rarer and more recently appeared spectacular color of Scottish cats. Outwardly, the Scots of this color are similar to the Scottish chinchillas, only their eye color is not green, but blue. The Scottish and British chinchilla point also has two variations of the basic coat tone:
- silver: silver shaded point (ns 11 33), silver chinchilla point (ns 12 33);
- golden: golden shaded point (ny 11 33), golden chinchilla point (ny 12 33).
Golden shaded point, golden chinchilla point – in this color Scottish and British cats are amazingly beautiful, the main tone of their coat acquires the color of melted milk, and the points of the nose, ears, tail, paws – the color of a delicate peach. And of course, bright blue eyes are just crazy.
Silver Chinchilla Point / Silver Shaded Point – Scottish cats of this color look even lighter than Scottish chinchillas. The eyes range from light blue to dark blue.
All colors listed in this article look very impressive and mesmerizing. And to have a Scottish and British kitten in a fox fur coat with emerald, turquoise or blue eyes will give you true pleasure. Buy a Scottish and British kitten of a rare color, such as:
- ns 11 – black silver shaded;
- ns 12 – black silver chinchilla or black silver shell;
- ns 11 33 – black silver shaded point;
- ns 12 33 – black silver chinchilla point or silver shell point;
- ny 11 – black golden shaded;
- ny 12 – black golden chinchilla or black golden shell;
- ny 11 33 – black golden shaded point;
- ny 12 33 – black golden chinchilla point or black golden shell point,
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