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CAT COLOURS AND PATTERNS – Part 4

| December 26, 2011

TICKED/AGOUTI COLOURS

ticking is a tabby pattern

Genetically, ticking is a tabby pattern, but visually it looks very different. Each individual hair has several bands of colour which affects the apparent colour of the cat. Some colours are linked to the cat's sex

Genetically, ticking is a tabby pattern, but visually it looks very different. Each individual hair has several bands of colour which affects
the apparent colour of the cat. Some colours are linked to the cat’s sex (important to breeders/exhibitors).

Black (Experimental colour) The black fur has a distinct “shimmer” due to barely visible ticking, similar effect in Chausie breed has silver-tipped fur.
Blue Blue-grey; the dilute of black
Brown Equivalent to black (more commonly called Usual or Tawny)
Chestnut/Chocolate Medium-dark brown.
Cream True (sex-linked) cream, dilute of sex-linked red
Ebony Foreign equivalent to black
Fawn (Beige) non sex-linked cream (dilute sorrel)
Golden Any colour ticking on a golden undercoat
Ivory Warm beige ticking on ivory (Singapura)
Lavender (Lilac) Warm blue-brown, pinkish frosty grey (dove grey), dilute of Chocolate
Manilla black/dark ticking on sandy-golden (Celonese/Ceylon Cat)
Red Rich ginger red (sex-linked red)
Ruddy Equivalent to black/brown, also called Usual, Brown, Tawny
Sable Burmese dark brown (genetically black)
Seal Siamese dark brown (genetically black)
Silver Any colour ticking on a silver undercoat
Sorrel Equivalent to cinnamon, non sex-linked red.
Taupe Caramel dilution of lilac/lavender
Tawny Abyssinian/Somali: Equivalent to black/brown, also called Usual, Brown, Ruddy; it is also the ticked sandy/golden colour found in a some wild/domestic hybrid breeds
Usual Equivalent to black/brown, also called Ruddy, Brown, Tawny
White Suqutranese (white Somali-type): pure white, translucent silver-white bands on hair visible in good light as sparkling effect

Copyright & Credit: Sarah Hartwell – MESSYBEAST.COM

Photo copyright and courtesy: Gatoteria

Category: Breeding and Genetics, Feline Health and Care, Feline Resources

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