In the 1980s in the United States, a Russian Blue
male was crossed with a female that carried the longhair gene. The
foundation stock for the new longhaired breed, the Nebelung, was
taken from two litters of that cross. The Nebelung, essentially
a longhaired Russian Blue, is named for the luminous quality of
its silver-tipped coat: Nebelung is German for "creature of
the mist." Nebelung are intelligent cats, well mannered and
fastidious, with quiet voices to match their gentle demeanor. Owners
describe them as shy yet affectionate.
The Nebelung is a long, fine-boned, graceful cat. Round green eyes
are prominently featured on a triangular head with a blunt muzzle
and erect, widely spaced ears. The Nebelung's lustrous, silver-tipped
gray coat is one of its most distinctive features. Its fluffy tail
distinguishes the breed from the Russian Blue.
Weight: 6-8 lbs.