Neva Masquerade Cat
Felinological organizations registered the Neva Masquerade Cat as a separate breed recently – in the nineties of the twentieth century. Until that time, large fluffy cats with blue eyes and Siamese color were considered one of the varieties of the Siberian breed. Like many other breeds, the Neva masquerade cat breed keeps the history of its origin in secret. It is obvious only that the breed originated in Russia, and among its ancestors the Neva Masquerade cat has traditional Siberians and Siamese.
Neva Masquerade cat inherited from its Siberian ancestors a powerful physique and excellent thick hair. The Siamese presented her with bright blue eyes and a color-pierced color: that same elegant “masquerade mask”, dark paws and tail. In addition to the traditional “seal point” color, other variations are also derived: a lighter “blue point”, a red “red point”, a spotted “turtle point” and striped “tabby”.
The hair of these cats is semi-long, water-repellent, with a thick undercoat, the density of which is much higher in the cold season than in the warm one. A magnificent decoration is a lush collar, elongated pants and a fluffy tail. Cats can quite care for their fur coats on their own. Their magnificent wool never falls down, but nevertheless twice a year, during a molt, requires special care. In order to facilitate disposal of old wool, it is recommended to wash the animal.
Neva Masquerade cat can easily reach ten kilogram weight without any signs of obesity. Cats a little smaller, but also very strong and agile. This breed is distinguished by enviable health and longevity. Neva Masquerade kittens matures slowly enough, the growth and development of the animal can last up to five years.
High intelligence, self-esteem and self-confidence – this is the Neva Masquerade cat. The nature of the cats of this breed is somewhat softer and affectionate than the cats. Like Siberian cats, they perfectly preserved their hunting instincts, so you should not hope that the Neva masquerade cat will peacefully coexist with domestic rodents or birds. They do not like strangers and carefully guard their territory. At the same time, these cats become loyal friends to their owners, create a unique atmosphere of comfort in the house and play with children with pleasure.