The Nebelung is the longhaired variety of the Russian Blue.
The name is German and means “creature of the mist,”
a reference to the cat’s shimmering silvery-blue coat that
seems to float over his body. The breed was developed by
Cora Cobb of the Nebelheim Cattery. Cobb was inspired by
a kitten named Siegfried, the only longhaired blue kitten in a
litter fathered by a longhaired black cat and born to a black
domestic shorthair named Elsa. A second litter produced
a female longhaired blue kitten whom Cobb named Brunhilde.
Siegfried and Brunhilde became the foundation of a new breeding
program and produced their first litter in 1986. Russian Blues that
carried the gene for long hair were imported from eastern Europe
in the late 1980s and contributed to the development of the breed.
The International Cat Association gave the cats New Breed status in 1987
and full recognition in 1997. Nebelungs can be outcrossed to Russian Blues.
The Nebelung is also recognized by the Cat Fanciers Federation and
the Traditional Cat Association.
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