Russian Blue cats, from the Archangel Isles in Russia, are distinguished for their grey-blue coats. Highly intelligent and independent, Russian Blues don't need much attention yet are loyal and sociable.
The Chartreux, another grey cat breed with almost blue fur, is thick and rounded with wooly fur that needs regularly cleaning. Since being brought to France from the mid-east in the 1500s.
The silver-blue Korat, an old breed from Thailand, symbolizes good fortune. Korat cats have heart-shaped heads, bright eyes, and huge ears.
Nebelung, a rare cat breed from the German word "nebel," meaning mist or fog, was developed in the US in the 1980s. Nebelungs love playing with family and warm up quickly.
Though best known for its folded ears (a genetic abnormality), the Scottish Fold also has a rounded head, lovely eyes, and complete devotion to its owners.
This native American long-haired cat was initially recognized as a breed in Maine. Its strong body and thick coat (available in numerous colors, including grey) make it ideal for hard winters.
Since the Victorian era, the Persian has been the most popular pedigreed cat in the US and maybe the world. Expressive and affectionate, Persians come in many colors and require a lot of grooming.
The Egyptian Mau, bred from Egyptian Tabby cats and recognized as a breed by the US in 1958, is famed for its wild agility and speed yet is docile and affectionate at home.
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