Among fans of furry pets, the demand for British cats is increasing. This breed combines the best qualities of the cat family. The British are intelligent and proud, a bit stubborn because of a kind of self-sufficiency and independence. In their movements one can see a unique grace and importance.
The British are sufficiently affectionate to the masters and devoted to them. However, despite this, they calmly tolerate loneliness for a short time. Such a pet is a great option for a busy person.
The history of the appearance of chocolate
Because of the increased interest of people to this breed, experts began to expand the range of colors, one of the new is the chocolate one. It was obtained by a side route when breeding another breed. That is, they were not planned, but the British chocolate color was recognized among the public. Appearance and character by dostoimstvu appreciated by fans fluffy.
Appearance of a British chocolate
Chocolate British are often crossed with representatives of the Color-Point breed. The British chocolate has a wool that shimmers along its entire length. Appearance is aristocratic and noble. It is proved that cats with such coloring have a beneficial effect on a person's condition.
The British chocolate, due to the long and laborious work of the breeders, has become a dense and pleasant to the touch of fur, which is not inferior to the representatives with blue color.
- short, strong paws, broad chest;
- a round head with broad cheekbones;
Ears are small, beautiful;
- eyes round yellow or orange;
- nose of the same tone as the color of the coat, or light chocolate (like milk chocolate).
The British coat is soft, short. As a rule, the color is uniform and saturated, without any marks or carp. Thoroughbred representatives have an almost perfect dark brown fur coat, which makes them irresistible and very attractive. In some cases, this color is described as chestnut. It is also rare, but still called "harbor", because it is similar to the color of the Havana cigar.
Cats are affectionate and undemanding, strongly attached to the owner, fairly calm, if this does not apply to food. It is important for them to receive food in the required amount in a timely manner. Chocolate British kittens can have different shades of this color. The time of its formation lasts for fifteen months. A brownish tint may appear, but it will go away. By the standard for this breed, the shade can be the color of chocolate: from milky to bitter.
Complexity of excretion
Getting chocolate cats from British kittens is difficult. In the natural environment, there is no single chocolate color gene.
The color of the cat affects the presence of a coloring substance - melanin. It is in the woolen in the form of microgranules. This substance is divided into two types: eumelanin, pheomelanin. The British chocolate is obtained from the first species. The intensity and coloring of the color will depend on the gene D. The saturation is affected by which of the two states the gene will be located in. When the recessive state of kittens chocolate color can only be obtained if it is received from both parents. That is, everyone should have a chocolate gene - this is the key condition for breeding the breed.
The British chocolate combines the best features, for which he began to be in demand with the breeders. Aristocratism, generosity and pride in its pure form. Despite the fact that this color appeared later, such British in a short time were in demand and loved the cat, so much so that they overtook many of their counterparts.