Blue and Russian Blue
Left: Blue Silvermane Top: Russian Blue Hooded
Colors :: Genetics Blue: gg Russian Blue: dd
Description: Russian Blue and Blue are two different genes entirely. Russian blue being dd & Blue being gg. Russian Silver is both combined.
Russian Blue is a dark grey/blue color similar to the Blue cats. It is ticked.
Blue comes in many different shades ranging from a dark slate blue to a light powder blue.
Blue & Russian Blue are colors, they can be on any type of marking and coat type.
Standards: AFRMA has standards for Blue under different names. It is caused by the same gene but just for different selection. Some lighter and some darker. All linked below:
Blue & Russian Blue are black based colors. But can be combined with Agouti to make Blue Agouti and Russian Blue Agouti.
Both Blue & Russian Blue can also be combined with other colors to give different shades. Such as:
Mink + Blue = Platinum
Mink + Russian Blue = Russian Dove
Beige + Russian Blue = Blue Beige
Or on color point to make like Russian Blue point Siamese, Tonkinese, Burmese.
I have had Russian Blue since I began breeding. I had a dedicated Russian Blue line that didn't go in the direction I wished and I decided to not continue breeding them. But I had Russian Blue in my Siamese line as well.
I got blue in early 2017 from Taboo Rattery.
I have Russian Blue Point Siamese and Blue/Russian Blue Marten on occasion.