The Blue-Cream Long-hair

The Blue-Cream Long-hair

The Blue-Cream has been evolved through the mating of Blue and Cream Long-hairs, sometimes the mating of a Tortoiseshell with a Blue or Black Long-hair. Breeders in Britain have gone to immense trouble to obtain the coat of soft and good texture of blue and cream intermingled. This is the required standard in Britain and in Europe but the coat patched, as in the tortoiseshell, is liked in the USA.

The required colours should be pale pastel shades without any trace of red, and, as with so many other breeds, patching is considered a fault. This is a cobby cat with a broad round head and tiny ears, and what looks like a gentleman’s beautiful side whiskers. Again most Blue-Creams are feminine so crossbreeding is necessary to ensure continuity, usually by mating a cream female to a blue male.