Scottish Golden Chinchilla
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Scottish golden chinchilla is my true love at first sight. The first cat of this color settled in my house a year ago. Her name is Caramel and she is my sunny, bright, plush candy with emerald eyes. I will be happy to tell you more about this color of Scottish Fold and Straight-eared cats, as well as show photos and videos of the first children of Caramel and our handsome Mike.back to contents ↑
Is it a breed or color of Scottish cats?
I often get letters in which people want to "buy a kitten of the Scottish Golden Chinchilla breed". This phrase contains a mistake: it speaks of the Scottish golden chinchilla as a separate breed. In fact, the breed is Scottish, and the color is a golden chinchilla. Cats of the Scottish breed may have other colors. Cats of other breeds may have a golden chinchilla color.
A bit of history. This color Scottish and British cats received from Persian cats about 50 years ago.back to contents ↑
Golden Color Genetics
A bit of genetics. There are many hypotheses about how the golden chinchilla color appeared. But there is no exact answer to this question. Therefore, there is no genetic test to check a cat for the "golden gene". It is possible to determine whether the fur coat of a cat is “golden” or not only by visual signs:
- The entire undercoat of a cat and the lower part of each guard hair are colored in apricot color;
- The upper part of each guard hair is colored black color: 1/2 of the length for tabby colors; 1/3 of the length for shaded colors; 1/8 of the length for tipped/ticked (chinchilla) colors;
- The tail tip, as well as the paw pads, the nose, eyes and lips borders are colored in base color.
My Scottish black golden shaded cat Caramel looks very bright. 2/3 of the length of each of her guard hairs and the undercoat are colored apricot. However, the high saturation of the yellow (feomelanin) staining is what makes her truly “golden”. This is the main difficulty of breeding cats of this color. The inheritance of the golden color in relation to the black tabby color goes according to the type of incomplete dominance. This means that the weaker recessive trait can not be completely suppressed by the dominant. Therefore, kittens from mating gold and black tabby in most cases have an "intermediate" color: their guard hairs are colored apricot, but the undercoat is colored gray. In most cases, their eye color also remains pale green. Consequently, both parents must be of high-quality golden color so that their offspring also have a high-quality golden color.
In breeding work with gold colors, you can also use silver-colored cats, if the breeding pair has true gold ancestors.back to contents ↑
Photos of Golden kittens and adult cats
Let me show you more photos of the Scottish Straight golden chinchilla cat - Caramel. Incredibly expressive eyes!
And here are photos of the charming Scottish fold kitten of golden chinchilla color.
Golden Chinchilla Videos
Watching Scottish gold chinchillas is incredibly interesting! Watch this video with our playing kitten!
Where can I buy a Scottish Golden Chinchilla?
You can buy a Scottish golden kitten in my professional cattery.
My cattery AlvaRoss has an official registration with the World Cat Federation (WCF - №11412-2016) and is a member of the “Amulet-cat” (WCF) and “Zoomir” (OFA) clubs.
I (my name is Natalia) have a diploma-confirmation of my “Feline Breeder” qualification (diploma №AC-0005/2016-11-02).
My cats are beautiful, healthy, smart, high-quality members of my family and show winners.
We live in Volgograd (Russia). If you live in another city, in another country or even on another continent - this is not a problem! I will help arrange delivery.
Our graduates already live in these countries:
It was a short story about my cattery and about me. I will be happy to answer your questions - you can write to me using the contact form at the bottom of this page!
The price of any Scottish kitten depends on many factors: gender, type of ears (fold-eared or straight-eared kitten), color, purpose of its purchase (as a pet or for breeding), its health condition (whether its parents have tests or not), titles and fame of its ancestors, etc.
If we are talking about Scottish gold chinchillas with the right to breed and for cat shows, their price can reach several thousand dollars. High-quality Scottish gold chinchillas are a rarity. They are expensive.
If we are talking about Scottish gold chinchillas as a pet, their price is several times lower.
If you like one of our kittens - feel free to contact me. I will tell you more about this kitten and its terms of sale.back to contents ↑
Chinchilla cats from my cattery are very smart and affectionate friends. I get a lot of feedback from the new owners of my graduates and regularly share it on my social networks. These reviews inspire me! I am very glad that the Scottish fold and Scottish straight kittens that were born in my house now bring happiness and joy to their new families!back to contents ↑
Scottish Golden Chinchilla Point
In 2017, we bought several new cats with excellent pedigree data. Among them are carriers of the “color-point” gene. This means that they can give offspring of the “golden chinchilla point” color. What does a golden chinchilla point look like? Look at the photo of the golden chinchilla above. Emerald eyes, apricot fur coat. Now replace the green eyes with sapphire and make the body color white, leave “marks” only on the ears, muzzle, paws and tail. This is what a golden chinchilla point looks like. Its eyes turn blue and its body is white due to the color-point gene (like Siamese cats). Here you can learn more about this color: