Colors - Breeds of cats | Pets
Posted by pets | 7 August 2011

Colors


Colors

The colors of the hair, skin and eyes of mammals is due to the melanin. The form, the size and arrangement of these granules in each hair, affects the color of the animal. There are two types of melanin in the cat: eumelanin, the granules are spherical and absorb almost all light, giving a black pigmentation and the phaeomelanina, the granules are elongate as football balls and reflect light in the Orange range - yellow.

These are the colors that can occur in cats. Looking at this table of colors can give account, with the colors represented in the column on the right, they come to be the version has of those found in the left column and that is what happens in our gatos… color

The colors present in a cat, are: the black, chocolate, the cinnamon and the Red. These colors, they can be diluted, those cats that have a smaller amount of pigment in its skin, as these colours: Blue, the lilac, the beige and the cream.

White cat

The color white, does not include as color, because a single white cat it is actually because it presents a gene that cancels out the real color of the cat. White cats can have any color eyes, but the strange thing is that blue have.

White cats have many possibilities of having hearing problems, and not only are those white blue-eyed cats, because it can also give cats with other color eyes.

There is another variety of white cats, Albino cats, they do not have hearing problems, and they tend to be cats with clear eyes, the authentic albino, White with red eyes, It has not been yet in domestic cats.

Table of possible colors:

ColorDescription

Albino

White

Amber

Born Black, brightness of bright apricot cinnamon with age.

Apricot

Rosa-marrón or hot color cream, with a metallic luster,

Beige

Abyssinian / Somali: not linked to the sex, cream, Fawn

Black

Jet Black

Blue

Blue-grey

Brown

Chocolate. Genetically black pattern which is known as striped Brown tabby cats. (Burma “Brown” It is equivalent to black.)

Caramel

Caramelized blue, coffee with milk of color (color of biscuits), fresh Griffon bluish tone , metallic luster

Champagne

Burma / Tonkinese: equivalent to chocolate

Brown

East: Dark media-Marrón, equivalent to chocolate

Chocolate

Medium dark brown

Cinnamon

Chocolate with milk of color(reddish)

Cream

Buff, diluted sex-linked Red

Ebony

External: is equivalent to black

Cervato

Abyssinian / Somali: Hot cream (not linked to sex and cream), which is equivalent to light lilac

Light amber

Born blue, brightness of rosa-beige or beige color with age.

Frost

Lila / Lavender

Gold

Australia Mist: equivalent to the cinnamon

Honey

Burma / Tonkinese: equivalent to a chocolate / Brown

Indigo

Lavender

Pink grey (dove grey)

Lila

Lavender

Light brown

Equivalent to the cinnamon

Chocolate clear

Burmilla: milk chocolate

Light lilac

Equivalent to Griffon

Natural

Tonkinese: equivalent to Sabre / seal

Peach

Australian mist: Rosa-Marrón, equivalent to the light lilac / Beige. Peach is also seen as a dilute solution of the Russian blue and candy can be.

Platinum

Burma / Tonkinese: Equivalent to the lilac / Lila

Red

Deep red ginger (poor reds are yellow because of other genes)

Red

Abyssinian / Somali: Equivalent to the cinnamon

Ruddy

Abyssinian / Somali: Equivalent to black / brown

Sand

Burma: dark brown (Black genetically)

Seal

Siamese twins: dark brown (Black genetically)

Chestnut

Abyssinian / Somali: Equivalent to the cinnamon, mink Tonkinese honey

Grey-brown

Carmelo dilution of lilac / Lila

Griffon

Abyssinian / Somali: Equivalent to black

Usual

Abyssinian / Somali: Equivalent to black

White

White albino not, This is the absence of color.

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