Cat with white paws – attract wealth.


Black cat – regardless of all superstitions, removes negative energies, averts misfortune from the household, grants wisdom and insight. Protects from evil eye and thieves. Fights evil spirits. The astral abilities of a cat are so strong that it can easily drive a ghost or astral body of a dead person out of the house.


Bicolor - Such cats double happiness in the house and increase success. Examples of bicolor are black and white, white and blue and so on.


Tricolor (color spots are not shuffled) – brings happiness to the owner, protects house from the fire. Seven colored cat brings happiness to the whole family and the house.


Tortoiseshell (spots are shuffled) – considered to be a talisman, brings family happiness. The aura of such a cat is so strong that it engulfs not only a specific person, but their family, house, and a territory they consider their own.


Tabby (mackerel, blotched, spotted) – brings luck, cheerful attitude even in most critical situation, charges with energies of fun and enthusiasm.


Orange cat – are considered to be the support and hope of all the afflicted and sick. They’re thought to be true protectors and healers. They draw gold into the house.


Pure white cat –Simply magical. They are best friends to people whose life is connected with risks and high physical loads. Considered to be the personification of purity.


Silver or Blue cats can grant their owner beauty and harmony, both internal and external. They are also considered the best house guards against evil spirits. They bring love, good luck, as well as emotional stability and sensual peace.

Magic of colorations

According to standards, nearly all colorations are accepted for the Kurilian Bobtail breed.

Colorations of this breed are extremely diverse but most of the exhibition systems prohibit colorations based on


the following colors:

Chocolate, lilac, cinnamon, fawn, (including tabby, bicolor, tricolor), as well as acromelanic colorations (Siamese, Burmese,Tonkinese)

It’s worth a mention, that acromelanic colorations are allowed in the Assolux system. There is even a nursery that specializes in breeding Kurilian Bobtail with a colorpoint coloration.


Even though colorations of Chinchilla or Shaded (based on either gold or silver) groups are not directly prohibited, they’re not found in the population of Kurilian Bobtail.


Recently, the Amber coloration was found among Kurilian Bobtails but it’s not approved in the standards yet.

Pedigrees, certificates and literature usually indicates colorations mainly through the use of codes, for example KBLW62. Breeders, as well as owners of a Kurilian Bobtail should understand these codes, so here is a brief explanation on them:


Breed code

First 3 letters indicate the breed Kurilian Bobtail

KBL - Kurilian Bobtail Longhair

KBS - Kurilian Bobtail Shorthair


You can also find another code, KBT - Kurilian Bobtail in some older pedigrees. This is a common code for this breed, which was used to register animals brought from the islands a few years ago. Nowadays, this kind of code is most commonly found in the 4th or 5th leg of a pedigree chart.


Fur color

Goes after a breed code

A – Blue

D – Red

E – Cream      

F – Black Tortoiseshell

G – Blue Tortoiseshell

N – Black

W – White


If coloration is uneven and White (Silver, Smoke), Peachy (Golden, Amber) undercoat is present, a second letter can be used in addition to the first one:

S – Silver, Smoke

T – Amber (Recognized only by WCF)

Y – Golden

For example, code KBL NS will mean that an animal is Longhaired, Black and Silver or Smoke (if there is a digit code after the letters).


Digital designations

Often, other distinctive features of coloration are mentioned after the fur color code. Examples of such features can be eye color, pattern, or the presence of white. An exclusion – colorations (except for white) without a pattern and white spots as well as Smoke. These codes might not have any digits at all.

For example, KBS N (Pure black), KBL A (Solid blue) or KBS F (Black Tortoiseshell)


For the Kurilian Bobtail breed, eye color is mentioned by a separate code only for solid white animals.

61 – Blue eyes

62 – Orange eyes

63 – Odd eyes

64 – Green eyes

So, code KBL W 62 used as an example earlier means Kurilian Bobtail Longhair, White with orange eyes.


All kinds of patterns can be seen on the fur of animals with any coloration aside from the white.

21 - Unspecified tabby pattern – Varying color lines on each hair. Most often this code is given to Van or Harlequin animals, when presence of the pattern is obvious but it can’t be pinpointed due to white.

22 – Blotched tabby

23 – Mackerel tabby

24 – Spotted tabby

For example, KBL A 23 – Kurilian Bobtail Longhair, Solid blue with a Mackerel pattern


Regardless of the presence of a pattern, colorations can include white. In such cases, the code will depend on the amount of white.

01 – Van – Spot in a form of V on the head and tail of the same color, rest of the fur is white

02 – Harlequin –Approximately 2/3 of the fur are white, head, tail and part of the back can be a different color

03 – Bicolour – Ration of white and another color is approximately the same. Chest, belly and lower part of legs are usually white,

09 – Unspecified amount of white – Most often this indicates a “Medallion” on the chest or small spots on the belly with a diameter of 1-2cm.

Example: KBL N 01 - Kurilian Bobtail Longhair, Black Van or KBS N 22 03 - Kurilian Bobtail Shorthair, Black blotched tabby with white.