British Shorthair Cat Key Facts

Blue British Shorthair Cat - Photo copyright Helmi Flick

Date of Origin: 1880s

Place of Origin: Britain (UK) specifically England.

Ancestry: Roman British Isles, moggie cats (random bred cats), street cats and farm cats.

Weight range: 4-8 kg or 9-18 lbs.

Temperament: laid back, relaxed, solid reliable.

Breed Colors:

Self (solid) and Tortie: black, chocolate, red, blue, lilac, cream, tortie, chocolate tortie, blue tortie, lilac tortie, white, (blue, odd and orange eyes).

Smoke and tipped: as for self and tortie colors above and golden tipped.

Tabby: Classic (blotchy), spotted and mackerel (striped) - brown, chocolate, red, blue, lilac, cream, tortie, chocolate tortie, blue tortie and lilac tortie.

Silver tabby: as for tabbies above.

Bicolors: as for self and  tortie colors with white.

Colorpointed: All self, tortie and tabby colors.

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