Each of these exotic cats are a superb choice to bring home, but they all have distinct personalities (and physical characteristics if you look closely).
If you can’t decide between the four, some explanation will surely grant you clarity:
The British Shorthair, native to Great Britain, dates back to the first century AD, winning it the title of an ancient feline species. They were originally developed to keep rodents out of the house and were also kept by Romans at sea to eradicate ship vermin. Believe it or not, the British Shorthair comes in a range of colors and patterns, but the solid blue-grey variety is simply the most popular. This cat keeps growing up to three years of age and can get quite big in size. Therefore, it is among those breeds that take ample time to mature; also, it is prone to obesity, so you may have to be careful about feeding habits. Personality wise, these cats are very gentle and laidback. They are perfect for homes having kids and other furry animals, including dogs. They are quite independent, so they won’t get frightened or agitated if left alone in the house. This cat loves to play and bond, though it is not at all clingy. The British Shorthair has a fluffy and matt silvery coat, cobby/stubby body and big round eyes that are gold or copper colored.
The Russian blue is a naturally occurring breed of Russia and Scandinavia, which emerged after the World War 2. They have long slender bodies, luminous green/yellowish-green eyes, and a thick coat comprising of fine, barbed, and shiny blue-grey hair. Another prominent feature are their large ears that are set wide apart. The Russian blue is a social and agile cat, which likes to explore out of curiosity. They
have the tendency to get emotionally attached to one person in particular. They do not mind some alone time, but will demand affection when you return home. This breed is very intelligent, observant, and vocal, though it struggles with adapting to any kind of change.
The Korat materialized in Thailand along the 19 th century and is known as a variant of the Burmese; it also referred to as a ‘blue Siamese cat’. The Korat is a medium-sized muscular cat possessing a heart shaped head and large amber green eyes. Fun fact: a Korat’s eyes are blue at birth and develop a yellow lining as they grow, eventually turning amber green at maturity. The coat color of this cat is usually a deeper shade of grey, in comparison to its familiars; also, the roots of the hairs are usually lighter than the tips. Korats are quiet and sweet cats, which are very devoted to their human parent; however, they can be unfriendly or aggressive towards other cat breeds in the house.
The Chartreux is a rare French breed, which was first identified in the 15 th century. It is a burly cat, having a rounded face, ears, and body. The cat’s coat is dense and woolly in texture; the hair feels thick and silky. The eyes of a Chartreux are slanted or almond shaped, having a deep yellow to orange coloration. It is generally affectionate, self-contained, and silent, though it mingles well with everyone in the house. It may occasionally follow you around like a dog, which is a nice perk; not to mention, you
earn a loyal companion without the risk of dog bite injuries.
John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who loves sharing his personal opinions and experiences. He enjoys traveling for the love of nature and wildlife. Time spent at home with his pets is equally cherished, and they inspire a lot of his writing.