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HYPO-ALLERGENIC SIBERIAN CATS.

HE RUSSIANS ARE HERE! THE RUSSIANS ARE HERE! AND THEY PURRRRRRRRRR!!! - AND DON'T MAKE YOU SNEEZE! CROSHKA SIBERIAN CATS HAVE GONE "CLASSIC".
WE BREED BOTH THE CLASSIC AND MACKEREL MARKING IN THE FOLLOWING COLORS:

Croshka Siberian Cats RARE SOLID COLORS OF BLACK, WHITE, AND BLUE Croshka Siberian Cats
Croshka Siberian Cats ALL COLORPOINT COLORS ALL WITH THE BLUE EYES Croshka Siberian Cats
Croshka Siberian Cats RED, BROWN, SILVER AND TORTIE (CALICO) Croshka Siberian Cats
Croshka Siberian Cats BEAUTIFUL SMOKES AND SILVERS Croshka Siberian Cats
Croshka Siberian Cats DILUTE CREAMS AND BLUE Croshka Siberian Cats
Croshka Siberian Cats ALL CAN BE WITH OR WITHOUT WHITE Croshka Siberian Cats


Cica's Pasha Yaroslavoslavovich Black
Black Classic Silver Male.

Kathy Wade
(678) 859-2657 Cell
E-mail:
kathy@siberian-cat.net


HISTORY OF THE SIBERIAN FOREST CAT
Written by Kathy Wade

An ancient long-haired breed now popular in the United States is far from new to the Asian continent and Europe. The Siberian Forest Cat is sometimes referred to as simply the "Siberian Cat" or the "Siberia". In Germany it is known as the "Sibirische Katze".

Siberians were common cats roaming the Russian markets and the countryside of their homeland of Siberia. Cats were first brought into Russia by Nobles because they were considered to be exotic pets. The domestic cats mated with the European and Asian wild cats (Felis Silvestris) that were already there. Only a few of those cats who were strong adapted to the harsh Siberian climate and survived Russian immigrants were said to have carried this breed with them as they journeyed to cold Moscow and St. Petersburg leaving the cold inhospitable climate of the North. The breed continued to survive the harsh winters and climate and developed a thick fur and waterproof, oily coat. During this time no one bothered to develop the Siberian into a pedigreed cat. Russia did not allow citizens to own any kind of household pet, pedigreed or otherwise, because of the food shortage.

Despite the fact that the Siberian is a natural breed and is the national cat of Russia, its familiar presence allows it to be taken for granted rather than worthy of note in Russian literature.  Finding written information in Russia is understandably fairly difficult.


Croshka's Russia by Misha
Torbie with White.

Croshka Faina Czarovich
She is s Blue Lynx Point female.
Vlasta
Rossity Perseya of Croshka
Solid Blue female now retired.
Many stories have been told about this breed which we are not sure are true today. The Siberian Cats first appeared in recorded history in the year 1000 AD.  The breed, as it spread throughout Europe, was noted in Harrison Weir's late nineteenth century book, "Our Cats and All About Them", as one of the three longhairs represented at the first cat show held in England in 1871.  The second written proof was in 1925 from the book "Brehms Tierleben" where a stocky longhaired red cat named Tobolsker coming from Caucasus is mentioned.  Siberians can be found in Russian paintings that are hundreds of years old.

Also in Russian folklore these magnificent cats made their homes in Russian monasteries.  In the monasteries they would walk along the high beams and use their speed, strength, and agility.  The Siberians would be on the lookout for intruders, and yet show the monks loyal and loving companionship.  The Siberian is also Russia's native cat.  With all of this information we all can see that it is not a new breed to Europe.

In later years after the end of the cold war in Russia, cat clubs became fashionable, and citizens were allowed to own pets.  Many cat clubs developed and one is St. Petersburg Kotofei (pronounced COT-ah-fay), which is a division of ACFA.  Kotofei, named after a fabled Russian character that had the head of a cat, is one of the few Russian cat clubs that extended official pedigrees.  It wasn't until 1987 that Kotofei was formed and breeding records started being kept.  The first cat show in Moscow was held in 1988. Since then many new cat clubs and registries have developed.


Cooncreole Ivan of Croshka
Brown Mctabby White male,
now retired.

Croshka's Tessah Dimiyanovna
Cream Mctabby White female,
now retired.

A Croshka Blue Eyed White male Siberian Cat.

In 1990 a Himalayan breeder named Elizabeth Terrell who lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a materials engineer from Hackensack, New Jersey, named David Boehm both began negotiations with Russian breeders.  Mrs. Terrell was in a cultural exchange of two breeds not known in either region.  She had two Himalayans sent to Russia in exchange for some Siberians.  Mrs. Terrell saw a 1988 article in a Himalayan breed publication that asked if any American breeders would be willing to send Himalayans to Russia to help get that breed established there.  Meanwhile David Boehm had read an article about the Siberian Cats written by a woman in West Germany.  Later he learned that she was coming that year to the States exhibiting two of her Siberians at the ACFA international show.  After speaking to her at the show he decided to go to Russia himself and get some Siberians and bring them back.  As he arrived in Moscow three Siberian kittens departed the airport bound for the United States.  The three kittens were being shipped to Elizabeth Terrell.  After much searching he arrived back home with many Siberians of his own.  From all of these many long hours and communication with the Russians the United States now had the Siberian Cat.

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BREED

Rating the breed on a scale of one to ten the Siberian rates the following:
Activity level - 6 Affection toward its owner - 7 Intelligence - 8
Playfulness - 8 Vocalism - 3 Independence - 6
Need for attention - 5 Docility - 3 Healthiness & hardiness - 9
Need for grooming - 3 Compatibility with children - 8 Compatibility with other pets - 8
Activity level - 6
Affection toward its owner - 7
Intelligence - 8
Playfulness - 8
Vocalism - 3
Independence - 6
Need for attention - 5
Docility - 3
Healthiness & hardiness - 9
Need for grooming - 3
Compatibility with children - 8
Compatibility with other pets - 8

HYPO-ALLERGENIC CATS: After many years of breeding Siberians and having many people visiting my home, I started to notice that people with cat allergies could tolerate the Siberian.  I myself am allergic to cats and I have no problem with them.  Some Siberian breeders have thought that the Siberians may have reduced cat allergens called FEL D1.  This allergen is extremely potent.  Secretions from the glands of the skin are the primary source of FEL D1, but it is also deposited on the fur through the saliva when they clean themselves.  Eventually the allergen flakes off and becomes airborne to trigger the symptoms that characterize allergies to cats.  Feline allergen levels vary within the Siberian breed, and human reactions to this allergen vary considerably.  Please remember, the term hypoallergenic means "causes less allergic response".. Just through many years of experience I have placed kittens in homes of people who have never been able to own a cat before!!  If possible it is best to visit a Siberian in person.

Multiple studies have shown neutering sharply reduces Fel-d1 levels and allergic reactions.  The allergen is hormonally controlled, and non-neutered males produce the highest levels.  After neutering, allergen levels drop sharply in both males and females.  We recommend early neutering in households with cat allergies.  Croshka Siberians has started taking samples of saliva  for testing Fel-d1 allergen levels from our adult breeding cats.  These samples are sent to Indoor Biotechnologies, which specializes in measuring Fel-d1 allergens.  Much to our pleasant surprise a large majority of my cat line has very low allergen levels!!!!  Levels of Fel-d1 increase during the first year or two, so we must wait until cats are nine to twelve months old to begin allergen testing.  At this time there is no method of testing a kittens for levels of Fel-d1.

MALE vs. FEMALE BEHAVIOR FINDINGS: In the book "The Cat's Mind" by Dr. Bruce Fogle, a survey had been done with over 100 small animal Veterinarians.  He was trying  to determine the different behavior in males and females and neutered male and female cats.  This was a "forced evaluation" survey.

The survey determined that NEUTERED MALES AND FEMALES SHOWED MINIMAL DIFFERENCES IN BEHAVIOR.  Neutered males are very slightly friendlier to other household cats and are slightly easier to handle and give a little more affection than females.  There is no difference in their demand for attention, hygiene, level of activity, destructiveness, use of voice, excitability or playfulness.  Both male and female cats can spray when not spayed or neutered.

Whereas the difference in behavior between male and female dogs are still major differences after neutering, this is not true with cats.  There is some evidence that as far as friendliness to other cats, handling and giving affection, NEUTERED MALES ACTUALLY MAKE EASIER PETS THAN DO NEUTERED FEMALES.

SIZE ISSUE: Female cats average 8-13 lbs, males average 10-17 lbs, with some being larger.  Males do become much more muscular than females.  Siberians are slow to mature and take up to five years to fully develop.

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Croshka's AlenaSalemborneovna
Black Tortie female.

Croshka's Mikael Krillovich 
Blue Classic Tabby Male

BREED STANDARD

The breed standard with TICA (The International Cat Association) as follows:

SIBERIAN (SB) COLORS: All

PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES: None.

HEAD:
Shape: Modified wedge of medium/large size with rounded contours, in good proportion to the body.  The head is broader at the top of the skull and narrows slightly to a full-rounded muzzle.  The cheekbones are neither high set nor prominent.

Ears: Medium-large, rounded, and tilt slightly forward.  The ears should be set as much on the sides of the head as on top.  Ideal position is one to one and one half ear width apart.  The hair over the back of the ear is short and thin.  From the middle of the ear, the furnishings become longer and cover the base of the ear.  Lynx tipping allowable.

Eyes:Large, almost round, with the outer corner angled slightly towards the base of the ear.  The eyes should be set more than one eye’s width apart.  There is no relationship between eye color and coat color/pattern.

Chin: The chin is well-rounded but not protruding, and is in line with the nose.

Muzzle: The muzzle is short in length, full and rounded.  There is a slight muzzle curvature, but the transition  between the side of the head and the muzzle is gentle and inconspicuous.

Profile: The top of the head is almost flat, with a slight nose curvature of a gentle slope from the forehead to the nose and a slight convex curvature before the tip when viewed in profile.

Neck: Rounded, substantial and well-muscled.

BODY:
Torso: The body is medium in length, and well-muscled with the back arched slightly higher than the shoulders, with a barrel-shaped, firm belly giving the sensation of solid weight (which appears with age).

Legs: Medium in length.  The hind legs are slightly longer than the front, and should have substantial boning.

Feet: The feet are big and rounded, with toe tufts desirable.

Tail: The tail is medium in length, wide at the base, tapering slightly to a blunt tip.  The tail should be somewhat shorter than the length of the body.

Boning: Substantial. (Revised 05/01/05 Siberian Breed Standard, 05/01/2005)

Musculature: Substantial, powerful.


Croshka Rozaleah Mishovna
Red Mctabby White female, retired.

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN:
Length: This is a moderately long to longhaired cat with a triple coat.  The hair on the shoulder blades and lower part of the chest being thick and slightly shorter.  There should be an abundant ruff setting off the head.  There is a tight undercoat (in mature cats), thicker in cold weather.  Allow for warm weather coats.  The hair may thicken to curls on the belly and britches, but a wavy coat is not characteristic.

Texture: Varies coarse to soft, varying according to color.

Pattern: Clear patterns are desirable, but secondary to type.

Color: All traditional and pointed colors and combinations are accepted with or without white.  White or off-white allowed on chin, breast and stomach of tabbies; white allowed in most areas.  Strong colors are desirable, but secondary to type.

OTHER:
Balance: Well-proportioned.
Condition: Excellent health in good overall condition.
Temperament: Must be unchallenging.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Siberian is a medium-large cat with the overall appearance of excellent physical condition, strength and power, modified by a sweet facial expression.  The general impression of the body is one of circles and roundness.  Siberians are slow to mature, taking as long as 5 years to reach full maturity.  Females are considerably smaller than males, and allowances should be made when comparing females and young cats to the standard.  Size is secondary to type.

ALLOWANCES: Because the Siberian is a slow maturing breed, coat and physical structure should be taken into consideration when judging kittens and young adults.  Buttons, spots, and lockets.

PENALIZE: Straight profile, narrow muzzle, long tail, delicate boning, non-muscular, long body, almond shaped eyes, very long legs.

WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW): Evidence of illness, poor health, emaciation, visible tail fault.

VARIETIES: The Siberian Cats come in a variety of colors and markings.  Taken from CFA (Cat Fanciers Breed Standard)....

COLORS:
EYE COLOR: Eye color should be shades of green, gold, green gold or copper.  White cats and cats with white may have blue or odd eyes.

NOSE LEATHER AND PAW PADS: Any color or combination of colors, not necessarily related to coat color except where so noted.  Cats with white on feet may have pink paw pads or they may be bi- or multi-colored.

BUTTONS, SPOTS AND LOCKETS: allowable on any color and/or pattern.  Cats with buttons, spots and/or lockets shall be judged as their basic color with no penalty for such locket, spot and/or button.

WHITE: pure glistening white.  Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

BLACK: dense coal black, sound from roots to tip of fur.  Nose leather: black desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

BLUE: one level tone from nose to tip of tail, sound to the roots.  Nose leather and paw pads: blue desirable.

RED: deep, rich, clear, brilliant red; without shading, markings, or ticking.  Nose leather and paw pads: brick red desirable.

CREAM: one level shade of buff cream, without markings.  Sound to the roots.  Lighter shades preferred.  Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

CHINCHILLA SILVER: undercoat pure white.  Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the characteristic sparkling silver appearance.  Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black.  Nose leather: brick red desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

SHADED SILVER: undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach and under the tail.  Legs to be the same tone as the face.  The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black.  Nose leather: brick red desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

CHINCHILLA GOLDEN: undercoat rich warm cream.  Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give golden appearance.  Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, cream.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black.  Nose leather: deep rose desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

SHADED GOLDEN: undercoat rich warm cream with a mantle of black tipping shading down from the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to cream on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail.  Legs to be the same tone as the face.  The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla.  Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black.  Nose leather: deep rose desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

SHELL CAMEO (Red Chinchilla): undercoat white, the coat on the back, flanks, head, and tail to be sufficiently tipped with red to give the characteristic sparkling appearance.  Face and legs may be very slightly shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, white.  Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

SHADED CAMEO (Red Shaded): undercoat white with a mantle of red tipping shading down the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail.  Legs to be the same tone as face.  The general effect to be much redder than the shell cameo.  Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

SHELL TORTOISESHELL: undercoat white.  Coat on the back, flanks, head, and tail to be delicately tipped in black with well defined patches of red and cream tipped hairs as in the pattern of the tortoiseshell.  Face and legs may be slightly shaded with tipping.  Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, white to very slightly tipped. Blaze of red or cream tipping on face is desirable.

SHADED TORTOISESHELL: undercoat white. Mantle of black tipping and clearly defined patches of red and cream tipped hairs as in the pattern of the tortoiseshell.  Shading down the sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to slightly tipped or white on the chin, chest, stomach, legs, and under the tail.  The general effect is to be much darker than the shell tortoiseshell.  Blaze of red or cream tipping on the face is desirable.

BLACK SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with black.  Cat in repose appears black.  In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail black with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted.  Light silver frill and ear tufts.  Nose leather and paw pads: black desirable.


Black Smoke kitten.

Cream kitten.

BLUE SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with blue.  Cat in repose appears blue.  In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail blue with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted.  White frill and ear tufts. Nose leather and paw pads: blue desirable.

CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat, deeply tipped with cream.  Cat in repose appears cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted.  White frill and ear tufts.  Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

CAMEO SMOKE (Red Smoke): white undercoat, deeply tipped with red.  Cat in repose appears red.  In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail red, with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted.  White frill and ear tufts.  Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose desirable.

SMOKE TORTOISESHELL: white undercoat, deeply tipped with black with clearly defined unbrindled patches of red and cream tipped hairs as in the pattern of the tortoiseshell.  Cat in repose appears tortoiseshell.  In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail tortoiseshell pattern with narrow band of white at the base of the hairs next to the skin that may be seen only when fur is parted.  White ruff and ear tufts. Blaze of red or cream tipping on face is desirable.

BLUE-CREAM SMOKE: white undercoat deeply tipped with blue, with clearly defined patches of cream as in the pattern of the blue-cream.  Cat in repose appears blue-cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent.  Face, legs and tail bluecream pattern with narrow band of white at the base of the hair next to the skin that may be seen only when fur is parted.  White ruff and ear tufts.  Blaze of cream tipping on face is desirable.

CLASSIC TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and broad.  Legs evenly barred with bracelets coming up to meet the body markings.  Tail evenly ringed.  Several necklaces on neck and upper chest, with locket allowed.  Frown marks on forehead form an intricate letter “M.” Unbroken line runs back from outer corner of eye.  Swirls on cheeks.  Vertical lines over back of head extend to shoulder markings which are in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly outlined and marked with dots inside outline.  Back markings consist of a vertical line down the spine from butterfly to tail with a vertical stripe paralleling it on each side, the three stripes separated by stripes of the ground color.  Large solid blotch on each side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings.  White buttons and/or lockets allowed.

MACKEREL TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and all narrow pencillings.  Legs evenly barred with narrow bracelets coming up to meet the body markings.  Tail barred.  Necklaces on neck and chest distinct; white locket allowed.  Head barred with an “M” on the forehead.  Unbroken lines running back from the eyes.  Lines running down the head to meet the shoulders.  Spine lines run together to form a narrow saddle.  Narrow pencillings run around body.  White buttons and/or lockets allowed.

PATCHED TABBY PATTERN: a patched tabby (torbie) is an established silver, brown, blue or blue-silver tabby with patches of red and/or cream.  White buttons and/or lockets allowed.

SPOTTED TABBY PATTERN: markings on the body to be spotted.  May vary in size and shape with preference given to round, evenly distributed spots.  Spots should not run together in a broken mackerel pattern.  A dorsal stripe runs the length of the body to the tip of the tail.  The stripe is ideally composed of spots.  The markings on the face and forehead shall be typically tabby markings. Underside of the body to have “vest buttons.” Legs and tail are barred.  White buttons and/or lockets allowed.

TICKED TABBY PATTERN: body hairs to be ticked with various shades of marking color and ground color.  Body when viewed from top to be free from noticeable spots, stripes or blotches, except for darker dorsal shading.  Lighter underside may show tabby markings.  Face, legs and tail must show distinct tabby striping. White buttons and/or lockets allowed.

BROWN PATCHED TABBY: ground color brilliant coppery brown with classic or mackerel tabby markings of dense black with patches of red and/or cream clearly defined on both body and extremities; a blaze of red and/or cream on the face is desirable.  Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes.

BLUE PATCHED TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, pale bluish ivory with classic or mackerel tabby markings of very deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color.  Patches of cream clearly defined on both body and extremities; a blaze of cream on the face is desirable.  Warm fawn overtones or patina over the whole.

SILVER PATCHED TABBY: ground color, including lips and chin, pale silver with classic or mackerel tabby markings of dense black with patches of red and/or cream clearly defined on both body and extremities.  A blaze of red and/or cream on the face is desirable.

SILVER TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color, including lips and chin, pale, clear silver.  Markings dense black.  Nose leather: brick red desirable.  Paw pads: black desirable.

BLUE-SILVER TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color pale, clear silver.  Markings a deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color. White trim around chin and lip allowed.  Nose leather: old rose desirable.  Paw pads: rose desirable.

BLUE-SILVER PATCHED TABBY: ground color pale, clear silver with classic or mackerel tabby markings of a deep blue affording a good contrast with the ground color.  Patches of cream clearly defined on both body and extremities; a blaze of cream on the face is desirable.  White trim around chin and lip allowed.

RED TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color red.  Markings deep, rich red.  Lips and chin red.  Nose leather and paw pads: brick red desirable.

BROWN TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color brilliant coppery brown.  Markings dense black.   Back of leg black from paw to heel.  Nose leather and paw pads: black or brown desirable.

BLUE TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color, including lips and chin, pale bluish ivory.  Markings a very deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color.  Warm fawn overtones or patina over the whole.  Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

CREAM TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): ground color, including lips and chin, very pale cream.  Markings of buff or cream sufficiently darker than the ground color to afford good contrast, but remaining within the dilute color range.  Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

CREAM SILVER TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): Markings cream.  Undercoat white. Nose letter and paw pads: pink desirable.


Crystal Rose Mariya Sashovna
Brown Mctabby White female, retired.

CAMEO TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked): markings red.  Undercoat white.  Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

TORTOISESHELL: black with patches of red or softly intermingled area of red on both body and extremities.  Presence of several shades of red acceptable.

CALICO: white with unbrindled patches of black and red.  As a preferred minimum, the cat should have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle. Inverted “V” blaze on face desirable.

DILUTE CALICO: white with unbrindled patches of blue and cream.  As a preferred minimum, the cat should have white feet, legs, undersides, chest, and muzzle.  Inverted “V” blaze on face desirable.

BLUE-CREAM: blue with patches of solid cream.  Patches clearly defined and well broken on both body and extremities.

BI-COLOR: solid color and white, tabby and white, smoke and white, shaded and white, colorpoint and white.  White is allowed in any amount and in all areas.  White or off-white allowed on chin, breast and stomach of tabbies

VAN BI-COLOR: black and white, blue and white, red and white, or cream and white.  White cat with color confined to the extremities; head, tail, and legs.  One or two small colored patches on body allowable.

VAN CALICO: white cat with unbrindled patches of black and red confined to the extremities; head, tail, and legs.  One or two small colored patches on body allowable.

VAN DILUTE CALICO: white cat with unbrindled patches of blue and cream confined to the extremities; head, tail, and legs.  One or two small colored patches on body allowable.

TABBY AND WHITE: white with colored portions, the colored portions of the cat to conform to the currently established tabby color standards.

SMOKE/SHADED/SHELL AND WHITE: white with colored portions, the colored portions of the cat to conform to the color standard.

TORTOISESHELL AND WHITE: white with colored portions, the colored portions of the cat to conform to the tortoiseshell standard.

BLUE-CREAM AND WHITE: white with colored portions, the colored portions of the cat to conform to the blue-cream standard.

ANY OTHER SIBERIAN COLORS: any other color or pattern with the exception of those showing hybridization resulting in the colors chocolate, lavender/lilac, or these combinations with white.

COLORPOINT COLORS:
SIBERIAN (POINT) PATTERN: Body: clear color is preferred with subtle shading allowed.  Allowance should be made for darker color in older cats but there must be a definite contrast between body color and point color.  The points, consisting of ears, legs, feet, tail, and mask show the basic color of the cat.  The ideal mask extends from above the eyes down through the chin and stretches beyond the eyes from side to side.

SEAL POINT: body even pale fawn to cream, warm in tone, shading gradually into lighter color on the stomach and chest.  Points deep seal brown.  Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown.  Eye color: blue.

BLUE POINT: body bluish white, cold in tone.  Points blue.  Nose leather and paw pads: slate blue.  Eye color: blue.

FLAME (Red) POINT: body creamy white.  Points deep orange flame to deep red.  Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

CREAM POINT: body creamy white.  Points buff cream.  Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

TORTIE POINT: body creamy white or pale fawn.  Points seal with unbrindled patches of red and/or cream.  Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown and/or coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

BLUE-CREAM POINT: body bluish white or creamy white.  Points blue with patches of cream.  Nose leather and paw pads: slate blue and/or pink.  Eye color: blue.

SIBERIAN LYNX (POINT) PATTERN: Mask must be clearly lined with dark stripes, vertical and forming the classic “M” on the forehead; horizontal on the cheeks.  The mask contains light rings around the eyes and dark spots on light whisker pads, clearly outlined in dark color edges.  Inner ear light with ticking on outer ear.  Markings dense, clearly defined and broad.  Legs evenly barred with bracelets.  Tail barred with lighter underside.  Body shading may take form of ghost striping.

SEAL LYNX POINT: points beige-brown ticked with darker brown tabby markings.  Body color pale cream to fawn, warm in tone.  Nose leather: seal brown or brick red.  Paw pads: seal brown.  Eye color: blue.

BLUE LYNX POINT: points light, silvery blue, ticked with darker blue tabby markings. Body color bluish white, cold in tone.  Nose leather: blue or old rose.  Paw pads: blue.  Eye color: blue.

FLAME (RED) LYNX POINT: points deep orange flame ticked with deep red tabby markings.  Body color creamy white.  Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

CREAM LYNX POINT: points pale cream ticked with dark cream tabby markings.  Body color creamy white, significantly lighter in tone than the
points.  Nose leather and paw pads: flesh to coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

TORTIE LYNX POINT: points beige-brown with dark brown tabby markings and patches of red.  Body color creamy white or pale fawn.  Nose leather and paw pads: seal brown, brick red and/or coral pink.  Eye color: blue.

BLUE-CREAM LYNX POINT: points blue with darker blue tabby markings and patches of cream.  Body color bluish white, cold in tone.  Nose leather and paw pads: blue, old rose and/or pink.  Eye color: blue.


PERSONALITY: The Siberians have a wonderful dog like purrrrrrrsonality and they are very affectionate!!!  A Siberian never runs off and hides under a chair or bed when seeing a stranger.  Unlike many breeds this breed will come over and greet the stranger.  They are very intelligent and learn quickly and even "problem solve" to get what they want.  They love to be spoken to and will come running if called by name.  Siberians also have a triple purr and unlike other breeds have a chirping sound when coming up to greet you.  They also have a large bushy tail that stands at attention and does a shimmering effect when happy, that may look like they are spraying to some which is not what they are doing.  Siberians have a fascination with water, often dropping toys into their water dishes or investigating bathtubs before they dry.  This is the ideal lap cat that is calm and yet very active at playtime.

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ABOUT CROSHKA SIBERIAN CATTERY

Croshka Siberians are cat breeders of quality Siberians since 1994.  We are located in the South in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  Shipping with the airlines is very convenient if needed.  Croshka has many different lines of cats from different cat breeders from all over the world including the U.S, Russia and Finland.  We specialize in many of the rare Siberian colors.

This cattery will also give a written health guarantee to all kittens and cats.  These kittens will all be registered with TICA.  Croshka Siberians is licensed with the State of Georgia  with unannounced inspections.  We are also member with the Taiga Siberian Cat Club.

We have many happy pet owners throughout the country if you would like references.  Several times a year we will have retired spayed or neutered adult cats available for adoption as house pets for families to love.  We breed quality Siberians for pets.  If you have any further interest in our Siberians please contact me and lets talk about you future purrrrrrrrrrrfect family member.

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Cica's Selvatin Yaroslavoslavovich Black
Siberian Brown classic male.

Windrifter Serey of Croshka
Black Silver Mackerel Tabby.

THE SEARCH IS FINALLY OVER!!! THE SIBERIAN IS THE IDEAL CAT FOR ALL!


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Red Point Siberian Kitten with the blue eyes!

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Croshka Siberians
Kathy Wade
800 Highway 211 NW
Winder, GA 30680  USA

(678) 859-2657 Cell
E-mail: kathy@siberian-cat.net