whom we usually call "Zen," is a great example of a black
grizzled Chausie. His amazing grizzling is what inspired us to name
him after King Psusennes of Egypt, the Silver Pharaoh. We could
already see the
grizzling on him at birth, which is unusual. Zen now has grizzling
virtually everywhere on his body. It's on his
face, legs, and even on his tail. Those are all locations where
grizzling rarely occurs.
interesting as Zen's pattern is, the best thing about him is his
personality. He is the sweetest, most loving cat you can possibly
imagine, and he gets along well with other cats to boot. Although he is
an unneutered male, he can live with almost any cat without the usual
fighting or aggressive mating behavior you would usually expect
from a stud. Zen loves every human he meets, as well.
would be a great cat in any breed, but his intelligence, playfulness,
and amazing range of vocalizations mark him as a Chausie.
Grizzled Jungle Cat (left) and Zen, our grizzled Chausie