Dimitri and Leo, the silver and brown Siberian tabbies who were introduced yesterday, are undoubtedly adorable. But, to see a truly beautiful Siberian kitten, you must observe the colorpoints. They have stunning blue eyes and sparkling creamy fur. See for yourself, this Siberian kitten could probably be a kitten model!
As colorpoints age, the color (in the case above “seal”) will gradually come in on his points which include his face, feet, tail, and ears. Pictured above, you can see the color coming on the tips of his ears. A colorpoint’s colors will slowly slowly come in across the entire body as the Siberian ages, but that takes 5 years! Siberians age very slowly and won’t reach full maturaty until that time.
Below is a very good example of how a colorpoint’s colors progress. See the difference between this kitten and his adult Siberian color? This Grand Champion Siberian happens to be Ledenets’ grandfather and he lives in Moscow, Russia. Yes, the kitten and the adult ARE the same cat! Amazing, huh? Watching the change over time is part of the fun of sharing your life with a colorpoint. You never quite know how the adult will turn out, it is like watching a work of art slowly emerge over time.
Remember, Siberians LOVE to be around people, and the colorpoints have the reputation of having the sweetest temperament of them all. I personally think they all have an equally amazing temperament, but some people insist on a colorpoint above all else. They are also rare, both parents must have the recessive gene for colorpoint AND pass it on in order to have a colorpoint kitten.
Siberian cats are guaranteed to enhance life for those who share their homes with them. Watching their playful antics and observing them grow are all part of the entertainment. The saying goes, ”dog is a man’s best friend”. Ask any Siberian owner and they will undoubtedly argue that, “Siberians are man’s (and woman’s of course) best friend”. Our dog, Keva, if sleeping won’t wake to follow me upstairs. Not Ledenets, it doesn’t matter where he is or what he’s doing, if I go upstairs he goes too. Siberians are into people through and through!