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Is my cat a Russian Blue (mix)?

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Magnolia

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Purred: Sun Dec 19, '10 11:37pm PST 
When I adopted my cat, Magnolia, the previous "care takers" claimed she was a Russian Blue and was the sister of another cat I adopted at the same time (I didn't want to break them up, as they seemed very close). Except, she is quite a bit different from her "brother", as she has a little thicker coat, which has white and orange in it. I am pretty confident that her "brother" is a Russian Blue, but is most likely a mix and not a pure Blue.
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Shadow

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Purred: Tue Mar 15, '11 6:16am PST 
I often wonder the same thing, I think my "Shadow" is russian blue and Bobcat. He weighs almost 20 lbs. Does anyone know if Russian Blues are known for large males? He is neutered as well.
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Dante

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Purred: Tue May 10, '11 7:52am PST 
I have a Russian Blue & Domestic short hair mix.. He is 14 pounds, and only 10 months old.

I`m also wondering if it`s the Russian Blue that makes him a big boy.

Edited by author Tue May 10, '11 7:53am PST

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Coopurr

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Purred: Tue Jun 21, '11 5:20pm PST 
I've had two blue mixes -- both males. My bridge baby, Felix, was usually between 14 and 15 pounds. And while Coop has a much smaller frame than Felix, he's extremely long and weighs 13.

Traidtionally, true blues are known for being medium-sized cats, so I'm guessing their size is probably a reflection of whatever other breeds they've got in them! smile

Purrs,
Coop's Mom
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Koney

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Purred: Fri Jul 29, '11 8:23pm PST 
Koney appears to be a russian Blue mix too! 15 pounds is the ideal weight. 22 was the max. Koney is hovering at 15.5...Why are they so big? Koney is a very long cat. I thought it was an Ann Arbor thing???
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Rainey

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Purred: Tue Aug 23, '11 8:53pm PST 
No. If the cat's sibling has a very different appearance, then it is NOT a Russian Blue. Many people mistakenly think a Russian Blue is a term for a gray cat but it is much more than that. It is a pedigree cat just like the Persian. If ALL of the litter were solid gray with green eyes, then it might be a Russian Blue.
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Bluzee

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Purred: Mon Nov 18, '13 7:29pm PST 
I also wonder if Bluzee is all Russian Blue , he has all the traits except the green eyes.
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