Types Of Cat Colors

Cats are one probably the most adorable pets anyone could have; if you are looking to get one yourself, you can choose among various types of cat colors, as there are different types of cat colors for different kinds of tastes.

To put things in some order first, there are basically six types of cat colors each own with a unique beauty. The first type is that of a solid color, meaning a cat that its body is covered with no more than one color, whether that is a lively white like a princess, a stealthy black, a wild gray, or a brown one like sweet chocolate. The second type, which is the most common among all types of cat colors, are tabby colors, otherwise known as tiger colors. In that case, a cat is either black, brown, gray, or orange, while its body is also covered with stripes from top to bottom (that stripes being lighter or darker versions of the same color). Now, cats that have either solid or tiger colors can also have a few white spots; these white markings usually appear on their paws and their belly, and can they can vary in size and shape. These cats that have at least one white marking on their body, form the third of the six types of cat colors.

Up until this point, we have examined three types of cat colors, and in all cases the cat’s fur is covered with one color only (but in different shades) with the exception of a few white spots. In the fourth category, however, one comes across cats with three colors, and depending on the arrangement of those colors, there are three subtypes: calicos, torties and torbies. Caligos are cats that have a black-brown-orange (or in some cases white instead of orange) coat with large patches of each color covering their body. Torties, on the other hand, are cats that have a mixture of those colors together, instead of large separate patches. As for the third syb-type, torbies are cats have both the black/orange blend of torties and the stripes of tiger-colored ones. Moving on to the fifth type of cat colors, there are cats with dilutes or shaded colors. The difference between caligos (or torties) and dilute caligos (or dilute torties) is that in the latter case, the cats’ body is basically covered with gray instead of black, and that the rest of the colors are a bit lighter. The last category of all types of cat colors is that of cats with pointed colors: cats belonging in this category can have either a solid color or stripes on their face, feet, and tail, while the rest of their body is white.

As we mentioned already, there are all kinds of cat colors for all kinds of tastes; but as we also mentioned, all cats are adorable no matter what their color is. So elegant in their movement, so sharp and observant, and of course so playful and affectionate. If you are looking to buy one, don’t think twice.

Types Of Cat Colors

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