The Siberian is considered a low allergy cat. Many people are actually allergic to the protein Fel D1 that is present in cat saliva. Siberians are some of the lowest producers of this protein. Some people with allergies to cats can tolerate this breed
and actually live a comfortable life with a Siberian companion.
Siberian Neva Masquerade
The Neva Masquerade is a colored point Siberian. The Neva originates from the Neva River in St. Petersburg. The masquerade came from all the masquerade parties held by the wealthy along the river. The Siberian was mixed with pointed cats introduced into the area, such as the Balinese, Siamese, Himalayan, and Persians, creating kittens with a dense triple fur coat with pointed colors of blue and seal on their nose, ears, feet, and tail. They can have some white as well but all have gorgeous blue eyes.