Little British kittens are the living embodiment of teddy chubby bears living next to a man. From such a fluffy lump emanates a sea of charm and a lot of positive emotions.
British kittens – cute kids with a light and affectionate character.
Classic signs of the British breed
British cats are strong and strong animals with a powerful muscular body. They have a short neck, a flat back, a well-developed chest, as well as massive shoulders and hips. Paws short and powerful have a rounded shape. The tail at the base is slightly thickened and ends with a rounded tip. A large, rounded head with a wide skull and a muzzle approaching a clear circle characterizes the classic British type of breed.
Cats must have on the head “flea” – the characteristic filled cheeks. The straight nose has a slight depression at the base, it is short and rather wide. Big round eyes have a very expressive open look. The distance between the eyes is equal to their width. Eye color can vary from yellow to bright orange.
The weight of adults on average reaches 6 kg, and in some males it can reach 11-12 kg. The famous Cheshire Smile completes the classic look of this breed.
Character traits of the British
British kittens are representatives of the breed of natural origin. Its formation was not greatly changed by man. These individuals have excellent immunity to various types of diseases, as well as excellent psychological stability.
Reviews on the characteristics of the nature of this breed are the most favorable. Aristocratic independent behavior is perfectly combined in these cats with natural affection and good character.
These animals are very affectionate and get along well with their owners. However, one should not think that a British cat can be constantly resting on his hands. This is a freedom-loving breed, characterized by independence of character.
How to choose a British kitten?
The kitten must be moderately plump, the coat is shiny, and the nose is moist and not hot. You can learn a lot about a little pet by looking at mom and dad, including eye color, coat structure, etc.
A typically British cat is a teddy, moderately plump animal with bags on its cheeks, with a round head.
Need to pay attention to the correct bite. The incisors of the lower and upper jaws should coincide exactly, forming a scissor bite. It should inspect the tail, it should be smooth and not have creases and any knotty formations.
It is also necessary to touch the nose, the jumper line running from the nose to the forehead should be smooth and smooth, not have a stop. The nose should also be straight and without a hump.
It is necessary to pay attention to the condition of the fur, it should be clean and pleasant to the touch with a smooth surface, and not have any bald spots.
The color of the eyes of the little British finally forms only by 7-8 months, so when choosing a kitten (at 2-3 months) it is impossible to determine with sufficient precision what it will be.
This breed of cats is developing quite unevenly. First, the kittens can stretch in length, or their legs grow quickly, and then the head disproportionately increases, or the ears suddenly lengthen.
British cats are a “late-ripening” breed, and the final development of cats comes about 3 years.
Varieties of British breed
At the moment there are several varieties of British cats recognized by felinological organizations all over the world. They are distinguished by the structure of wool and varieties of colors. There are purple and black, blue, silver and red, white and marble, as well as chocolate colors of these animals.
Features of the structure of wool, along with a lot of colors and various combinations of the palette determine certain varieties of this breed of British cats.
The British Shorthair kittens are distinguished by their special wool structure. This breed has a short and very thick fur coat, thanks to a very developed undercoat. When stroking, it even seems elastic, due to which the effect of a “plush” surface is obtained. The dense structure of the hair does not require special care from the person. British plush kittens perfectly cope with the care of such a fur coat.
Blue and purple color of this species is very popular in our country.
British Whiskas kittens have short and dense wool of a “plush” type. The striped color of this variety combined all the possible palettes of colors of the British breed. He must have distinctive features:
- characteristic pattern of stripes on the forehead in the form of the letter “M”;
- there should be a bright spot on the back of the ear;
- feet and tail should have strips in the form of rings around them;
- stroke around the nose and eyes with a coat of the main shade;
- on the chest, the design should have closed bands in the form of a “necklace”;
- individual hairs should be saturated color, the same along the entire length.
All kittens have all the characteristics of the body of classic British.
British chinchillas enjoy particular sympathy for breeders. In them the nature effectively combines a number of characteristic features:
- round green eyes with black strokes;
- cute brick spout;
- Arctic coat color.
Silver chinchillas have white fur with distinctive black tips. Such cats unite two distinctive groups of this variety, incredibly beautiful: “shell” – a tipped color and “shaded” – a shaded color. White color palette colors can be combined with light or gray tones, as well as red and even brown colors.
Lop British Kitten
British Shorthair and Scottish Fold are different breeds with their own distinctive features and breed standards. It happens that cats have cute kittens with characteristically curved ears. The “lop-eared” Britons, born into the world, are very beautiful and cute animals, combining the charms of two different breeds.
The character of the British lop-eared cat is close to ideal. They can start in families where there are children.
This “variety” in a born litter is caused by the fact that lop-eared cats need to be knit only with straight-line British (or vice versa) in order to avoid anomalies in the development of the bones of the young.
Longhair variety of british cats
The long-haired variation combines the names of the subspecies Britanica, Lovelander or Highlander. After the crossing of the British with the Persian breed, long-haired kittens were singled out in the litters. Parental genes allowed these cats to create long hair, and their eyes rounder and more.
The asymmetry in the structure of the skull and a more pronounced degree of kinkiness became a characteristic feature of this species of British breed. British longhair kittens have a famous “Cheshire” smile, as well as long and pleasant to the touch coat.
This rather young branch of the British is already recognized by many phenological organizations.
British cats are ideal animals for humans. Care and care for these pets do not require much hassle. The special character, aristocratic habits, excellent health, and beauty will allow them to enjoy their company for many years.