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The term 'blue cat' is a term used in the cat show world to describe a gray cat. The cat breeds which are traditionally described as 'blue' are the Chartreux, the Koret, and the Russian Blue. The Blue Cat Farm and Spa is named after these cats. The Chartreux is an infinitely civilized breed and yet there is a part of their heart which remains forever wild. They are a strange and wonderful combination of the mundane and the sublime. "He was really just my 'old gray cat'....but no, he was also French...and that has made all the difference!" I have always enjoyed working breeds. Animals in this category reflect great intelligence, the ability to survive in diverse circumstances, independence, and verve. This temperament makes interesting, entertaining companions . Chanson Bleu Chartreux have a certain unshakable 'joie de vivre' combined with a sweet temperament which makes us very proud. The Chartreux are a late maturing breed and take two or more years to mature. "Highly adaptable, intelligent, peaceful" - good traits in a cat For more information contact Judy Belden firstname.lastname@example.org Chanson Bleu females are very refined: understated elegance and sophistication. Our females will look something like this kitten of five months/5 pounds ... a typical age for adoption. Judy: 603 763-5600 or email@example.com CFA CAT
SHOW/Boxborough, MA: 3rd and 5th and 9th BEST KITTENS!!!! CFA Judges Pearson, Hutzler, and Watson work their magic with the kittens... some girls kiss and dance!
Husband Steve brings his 20 year love affair with the camera to Chanson Bleu Chartreux to document the life and times of the Chartreux as perhaps no one else in the Chartreux world does. plush coat. Thanks to the conservation efforts of various individuals in France and the US the breed is still available today for you to enjoy. The kittens we produce have imported lines blended with the American lines to increase the vitality of the offspring. Judy brings her training as a kindergarten teacher to the cattery to provide support for the developmental needs of the kittens.net Sandburg wrote: "the fog comes on little cat feet". At one time it was hunted for its fur. The result are kittens of exceptional vigor and beauty.. The breed has survived near extinction twice. The Chartreux is one of only eight natural cat breeds on Earth.. The years between WWI and WWII were difficult years for the breed. perhaps? Notice their feet/legs support large bodies Also note the iridescent silver glow to their coats Collete compared to a pigeon's breast. The eye color is the much coveted . For more information contact: Judy Belden (603) 763-5600. was he thinking of a Chartreux. The coat breaks indicate a luxurious. or chansonbleu@comcast.The showgirls/next generation Chanson Bleu The Vision: Chanson Bleu Chartreux Chanson Bleu Chartreux was established in 2003 to preserve the American Chartreux in all its visual diversity.
Below are two examples of our European Chartreux. . Chanson Bleu cats have fine boned legs and delightfully small feet. some lines maintain an aristocratic Old World look. Our kittens may nurse until they are eight to twelve week old. Legend has it that they were brought back by the crusaders as gifts to the monks who made their armor. Even today. A very old. Kittens are late bloomers with their big bodies and tiny legs. Both sexes have a 'high' ear set which completes the look of the finest Chartreux.copper. natural breed favored in the Middle Ages for its hunting abilities. the Chartreux can still look very much like its ancestors. While we do not actively breed this look. we use these older lines to support our more charming American lines. We let the mothers decide when their babies should go on solid food.
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consider buying two or be prepared for a lengthy personal commitment to play with them! Bon appetit! Bags packed and ready to go! .Chanson Bleu Chartreux fun pictures Since Chartreux kittens are kittens for 24 + months.
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chirping rather than meowing at things it finds interesting. Some cats remained behind and became a vital part of monastic life. By tradition. broad shoulders and a deep chest. all complemented by medium short. and perhaps even shared a tipple or two of their famous Chartreuse liqueur! Recent research. and the country adopted the breed. the Chartreux’s blue fur is medium in length and woolly. Nevertheless. The nose is straight with a slight stop at eye level. The rounded head with its softly contoured forehead tapers to a narrowed muzzle. Chartreux history is steeped in legend. Known for their dog-like behavior. There exists a lovely old legend that the Chartreux lived with.” The ears should be medium in height and width. The Chartreux is well muscled. They are rounded. all kittens born in a given year are named beginning with a specific letter of the alphabet for that particular year. Often described as a “potato on toothpicks. The Chartreux is a quiet breed.” the Chartreux has a robust body. and flanks. and were named for. Whatever the reason. it is very likely the truth. indicates that because of the woolly character of their fur. The Chartreux is known for its smile. They probably arrived at the French monasteries with knights returning from the Crusades. Unlike any other cat. however. even though the breed was only advanced to championship status in 1987. the Carthusian monks of France. chest. and was acknowledged for its unique coat texture and color. finely boned legs. The outer corners curve slightly upward. which would enable the cat to meet its obligation as the fine mouser it is reputed to be in French literature. the latter being most preferred by breeders. W. This intelligent cat is fascinated by television and sitting in a sunny window watching birds and other outdoor wildlife. I answer mail within 4 days. Breeders use only 20 letters. and most will respond to their names. Q. these cats can be taught to fetch a ball. Since this method of naming is common in animal husbandry. Chartreux kittens are quick to play and interact with . This preference could actually describe the Chartreux as a “sweet potato on toothpicks. The Chartreux is a study in contrasts. Most importantly. X. they were given the same name as a well known Spanish wool of the early 18th century. A dense undercoat gives it resistance to the elements and a feeling of sheep’s wool. Chartreux quickly become attached to one family and frequently follow them from room to room. The Chartreux’s eyes are one of its most endearing features. This gives the Chartreux an image of smiling. Recent research has proven that the origin of these cats was in ancient Persia. The Chartreux may be one of The Cat Fanciers’ Association’s oldest new breeds. but not as round as the Persian’s. with the proper coat breaking at the neck. the Chartreux should enjoy being handled for exhibition.Please use the phone if E mail doesn't work. set high and erect on the head. Color ranges from gold to copper. omitting K. the presence of this natural breed of cat was noted in documents as early as the 16th century. the Chartreux adopted France with all their native vitality and intelligence. Y and Z.
kittens have had their basic inoculations and developed the physical and social stability needed for a new environment. After twelve weeks. and only those cats were used in breeding programs to produce and preserve the natural status of the present pedigreed Chartreux. running your fingers through the fur on a daily basis will suffice and will also contribute to your cat’s social demeanor at the same time. Chartreux kittens are generally available by reservation only inasmuch as the breed is zealously protected by its breeders and demand for these endearing cats outstrips availability. Physical maturity can be three years in coming. almost overnight. The DM title is achieved by the dam (mother) having produced five CFA grand champion/premier (alter) or DM offspring. showing. Then. Pricing on Chartreux usually depends on type. some French breeders tried to save the breed from extinction by outcrossing to Persians and British Shorthairs. with a scraggly stage between kitten and adulthood that puts one in mind of a gawky. or sire (father) having produced fifteen CFA grand champion/premier or DM offspring. the original Chartreux cats that were imported to the United States came from the French countryside. adolescent youngster. thus reducing even further their availability in the United States.their human companions. . This lovely breed was brought to the United States through the efforts of John and Helen Gamon who were committed to finding and acquiring the beautiful cats. with stunning results. applicable markings and bloodlines distinguished by Grand Champion (GC). many American-bred Chartreux are being returned to French breeders. they put it all together. Brushing the double coat is a no-no. Environment and attention have everything to do with this breed’s adult manners and behavior. However. or being transported by air. Today. Instead. National Regional winning parentage (NW or RW) or of Distinguished Merit parentage (DM). Usually breeders make kittens available between twelve and sixteen weeks of age. resulting in the European Shorthair. During World War II.
scratching posts) for the natural behavior of scratching (CFA disapproves of declawing or tendonectomy surgery) are essential elements for maintaining a healthy.org. please send inquiries to CFA at firstname.lastname@example.org. long and joyful life.Keeping such a rare treasure indoors. . neutering or spaying and providing acceptable surfaces (e. For more information.
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