British Shorthair Chinchilla Cat

13 Facts You Need to Know

Jewel-green eyes, natural black makeup, and a luxurious snow-white coat are the prominent features of the Silver Shaded British Shorthair Chinchilla.

These beautiful kitties received their color from their crossbreed with well-groomed Persian Chinchilla cats and the classic smoke-colored British cats.

Let’s take a look at some interesting things to know about these soft-furred kitties and what makes them so special.

One of the most ancient cat breeds to have originated in England. It’s believed these kitties descended from Roman cats and were brought to the British Isles by the Romans.

British Chinchilla Kitten History

These kitties have broad shoulders, a deep chest, round paws, and a muscular back, giving them an almost chunky, ‘teddy-bear-like appearance, often called a cobby.

Chinchilla British Shorthair Appearance

Their undercoats are pure white, and their coats on their back, flanks, head, and tails are sufficiently tipped with black, giving it a sparkling silver appearance.

Silver Chinchilla British Shorthairs Have Dazzling Coats

These adorable, cute, stubby little furballs are super playful and full of energy. And they enjoy tons of games with their owners.

British Shorthair Kittens

Once your British Shorthair Chinchilla has reached maturity, it will have developed strong legs and a broad chest. Male Chinchillas can weigh around 13 – 20 lb, while females can weigh around 9 – 13 lb.

British Shorthair Adults

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