In the thick plush fur of the British kitten, you certainly want to run your hand. Makes it such a dense undercoat. The very constitution of the breed is distinguished by a dense build with rounded features. Although kittens have short hair, it seems that they are fluffy.
The British shorthair cat breed is popularly referred to simply as the British. This is a fairly large animal with aristocratic inclinations and a good-natured disposition. Although cats mature and take shape only by the age of three, and cats do not become sexually mature until a year, they need to be raised from an early age. In comparison with other pedigree representatives of felines, the British are unpretentious in care, they are easily accustomed to the litter box, do not dirty and do not mark corners in the house, but they tend to insist on their own.
What a British kitten can do at 1 month
The very first lessons are taught to the month-old British by a mother-cat. With her submission, he already begins to master the toilet and eat on his own, but he receives the lion's share of nutrients from his mother's milk. Since this breed belongs to "long-maturing", at 4 weeks of age the baby is still very attached to his parent and a sharp weaning from the usual way of life can cost him his life.
Wanting to choose a pet for their home early, literate buyers prefer to get acquainted with British kittens at this age, choose a favorite kitten, but not take it right away. The first vaccination is given to the baby only at 2 months, followed by another rehabilitation period. Therefore, the sale of monthly British kittens should at least alert.
Indeed, watching fat-cheeked plush beauties clumsily moving on the same thick legs is a pleasure. I must say that the British breed is distinguished by its roundness in everything. If the head, then round and squat, sitting on the same thick short neck. If the tail is powerful at the base and rounded at the end. The eyes are perfectly round and set wide apart. A short coat with a thick undercoat finally rounds the whole "portrait".
When, at the age of one month, a British kitten does not meet this characteristic, you should not give in to the owner's assurances that he will change. On the contrary, it will change in 3-4 months, turning from a fluffy nice ball into an "ugly duckling". This is a feature of the adolescence of this breed. But if a Briton is thin a month and has an elongated torso, a thin tail and high paws, then this is forever.
Requirements for coat color and eye color
Some people mistakenly think that the British should definitely have a "blue" (smoky gray) color. However, the standard states that this breed of cats has the right to be purple, chocolate, black, white, and red (red). The rarest are silver and gold colors with a pattern in the form of stripes. Although most Britons are solid, at the age of one month, kittens may show faint stripes. This is normal and will disappear with age.
If the color of the baby is immediately clear, then the color of the eyes of British kittens during the period of maturation can change many times. The final version can only be seen by a year or a little earlier. Perhaps not worth philosophizing, because all British adults will still turn yellow. But this is only at first glance. Experts can tell by the shade of the kitten's eyes and coat color, what to expect in the future. It can be bright blue, green and orange. True, it is impossible to give such a forecast at the age of one month, because the approximate tone becomes available only at 4 months.