Chartreux

Chartreux

Blue-grey colour with orange or copper coloured eyes. They have a thick, dense coat with a hard, water-repellent outer layer and a soft, warm undercoat.

Health and welfare issues

Reports of the breed mention patellar luxation so it is worth asking the breeder about this.

Important

We have limited the information about inherited disorders to those conditions that are known and proven to exist within a breed. For many breeders and many conditions, insufficient information may be available at this time to know whether any particular breed is necessarily free of any particular condition.

In general, pedigree breeds use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and therefore have a higher risk of developing inherited disorders. In addition, a number of 'newer' pedigree breeds are derived from matings between one or more 'older' breeds, and in these situations perpetuation of inherited problems that were seen in older breeds is likely within the newer breeds. 

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