Chinchilla cat is one of the oldest cat breeds developed by humans. The adventure of this breed started in 1882 with a cat named Chinnie. Born as a result of the mating of a blue-colored Iranian cat and an unknown cat, Chinnie was mated with a silver tabby and one of the kittens she gave birth to gave birth to the first Chinchilla male cat. Thus, Chinchilla cat breed, which will become very popular in the future, has emerged.
Physical Appearance of Chinchilla Cat Breed
One of the most interesting features about this cat breed is that their kittens are born with very dark, even black feathers, and the color of their feathers lightens day by day. While the chinchilla kittens are getting lighter color as they grow, their feathers become white when they reach a certain adulthood. There are shimmering shades of silver or gold on their white fur. The eyes of this cat breed are also quite large. Their eyes colors are blue-green or emerald green and they are always blackened with kohl. The average life of Chinchilla cats, a medium-sized breed, is between 12 and 15 years. It can be said that it is a healthy breed in general. However, just like the Iranian cat, this breed has a predisposition to hereditary polycystic kidney disease.
Characteristic Features of Chinchilla Cat Breed
Chinchilla breed cats are very calm and mild-tempered. They are human-oriented and therefore loyal. Chinchilla cats, who love to be very interested, get along well with other cats and children. However, the calm nature of this breed also causes it to love calm environments. Therefore, it is not possible for them to live happily in very crowded and noisy houses. These beautiful cats are very clever. Although they are not very active like Iranian cats, they also like to play and hunt.