The Gentlemen of Wychwood

The male of any breeding programme is often referred to as the ‘cornerstone’, because he should possess the most desirable qualities of his breed, to pass onto his offspring. We breed to meet the rather exacting standard of points of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) in America, and we take great care to ensure that the Russian Blue males which we include in our breeding programme conform to that description. The American, CFA standard calls for a fine-boned, more gracile Russian Blue than the UK-bred, GCCF standard of Russian Blue. With wider-set ears and rounder eyes, the CFA type of Russian Blue simply captivates with their pale silver, plushy coats and affectionate, outgoing temperaments. For more information about the difference in types of Russian Blue cat, please read our illustrated article.
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Champion Wychwood Blue Song

Wychwood Blue Song (Photo courtesy of The Guardian 2017)
Blue is our own home-bred boy, who never fails to charm our visitors with his contented, relaxed temperament. He loves to hug us and lick our noses, which is utterly adorable, and he charmed the CFA judges this season, gaining his Champion title as well as Best Russian Blue, impressing them with his scrumptious, plushy coat with lots of silver tipping, wonderful deep green eyes and a lovely wide ear-set. This boy is such a sweet, affectionate little baby who always greets us with purrs and cuddles, and who gets along with everyone.
Blue conquered hearts with his charming and winsome ways, lying back in our arms for belly strokes and generally being the most enchanting companion anyone could ask for. His kittens are delightful, and Blue has earned the joy of his forever loving pet family now.

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© Wychwood Russian Blue Cats 2018

 

Djagilevs Ballets Russes

(Photo coming soon)

A breeder could easily be forgiven for falling in love with their stud-boys: Russian Blue boys -after all- give the best hugs!  Ruski loves to hug us and be hugged extra tight, when he will inevitably press his cheek into ours whilst “making cakes” on us with his paws. He has a quiet rumbly purr and the most scrumptious, platinum-pale, plushy coat with lots of silver tipping and wonderful sea green eyes. He has a lovely wide ear-set and has a very refined but muscular body type -very much the elegant ballet dancer- under his thick, plushy coat!
It is said that Russian Blue boys are their breeders’ best-kept secrets, and Ruski certainly delivers affection and cuddles in spades. He really has conquered our hearts with his super-fluffy cuddly belly, his gorgeously scritchable head and soft, sweet little face (and ears! He has the softest ears).
If Ruski had to have one draw-back, it is the fact that he wants to cuddle me for hours and hours, and is quite happy to live ON me for several hours at a time. -Whilst this is utterly gorgeous, it does make taking website-worthy photographs of him quite difficult…! I really need to work out how to photograph him without him being either on me, or mid-jump onto me!
We absolutely adore our Ruski-baby, and are so grateful to our dear friend Saakje in Friesland, for allowing us to adopt him.