The colors of the hair, skin and eyes of mammals is due to melanins. 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 diluted version of those found in the left column and that is what happens in the coloration of our cats...
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: the blue, the lilac, the beige and the cream.
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, has not yet occurred in domestic cats.
Table of possible colors:
|Amber||Born Black, brightness of bright apricot cinnamon with age.|
|Apricot||Rosa-marrón or hot color cream, with a metallic luster.|
|Beige||Abyssinia and Somalia: not linked to the sex, cream, Fawn|
|Brown||Chocolate. Genetically black pattern which is known as striped Brown tabby cats. (Burma "Brown" 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|
|Chestnut||Oriental: 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), equivalent to light lilac|
|Light amber||Born blue, brightness of rosa-beige or beige color with age.|
|Frost||Lila / Lavender|
|Oro||Australia Mist: equivalent to the cinnamon|
|Honey||Burma / Tonkinese: equivalent to a chocolate / Brown|
|Lavender||Pink grey (dove grey)|
|Light brown||equivalent to cinnamon|
|Chocolate clear||Burmilla: milk chocolate|
|Light lilac||Equivalent to Griffon|
|Natural||Tonkinese: equivalent to Sabre / seal|
|Peach||australian fog: 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 / lilac|
|Red||Deep red ginger (poor reds are yellow because of other genes)|
|Red||Abyssinian / somali: equivalent to cinnamon|
|Ruddy||Abyssinian / somali: Equivalent to black / brown|
|Sand||Burma: dark brown (Black genetically)|
|Seal||Siamese twins: dark brown (Black genetically)|
|Sorrel||Abyssinian / somali: equivalent to cinnamon, mink Tonkinese honey|
|Grey-brown||Carmelo dilution of lilac / lilac|
|Tawny||Abyssinian / somali: Equivalent to black|
|Usual||Abyssinian / somali: Equivalent to black|
|White||White albino not, This is the absence of color.|