A cat’s coat color is defined by its genetics, and while there are breeds that have a fairly specific variety of colors, the same typology can be shared between breeds, just as breedless cats can have those colors.
Felines only have two pigments that give their coat color: red (fhaeomelanin) and black (eumelanin). The absence of both gives rise to the color white, that is, the white cat is not a color as such, but the result of the absence of pigments. This absence can be total or partial.
Besides coat color, coat arrangement is also important, with coats being classified as follows:
- Solid color: cats in one color without any lines.
- Tabby colors: cats with lines called “tabby markings”. There are four types: mackerel, classic, spotted and marbled.
- Scaled Colors: These are cats that have a mixture of black and red and can be plain or tabby. These are usually female cats.
- Spotted colors: cats with spots on the face, legs and/or tail. These spots can be solid colored or tabby.
- White-haired cats: all of the above combinations with white and the term particolour is used to define them.
In any case, if you have a pet cat, you will have noticed that it can have strange behavior and a very marked personality and, although it seems strange to you, it can be directly linked to the color of its coat. So, based on these colors, we have
- Black cats: they have a greater disposition towards calm and tranquility. Despite their strong character, they are very controlling, but also very affectionate with humans. They are particularly sensitive animals.
- Ginger or orange cats: they are very gentle, intelligent, sociable and need continuous affection. They express how they feel by rubbing up against the person and enjoy good food. Although they are shy at first, they quickly gain confidence.
- White cats: these cats have a strong personality and a strong character. They are shy and tend to be more distant around humans. They are very loyal animals that give a lot of affection to those who know how to conquer them.
- Gray cats: they are funny and mischievous, witty and affectionate. Their feline nature testifies to their inquisitive minds.
- Two-tone cat: it can be white and alternate with blond, black and gray. They are very social, playful, curious, stable, affectionate and tend to be close to humans.
- Tricolor cats: they have a more variable personality and are more active and playful. They like to be close to humans. They are very sensitive to mood swings. Tortoiseshell cat: he has a variable character, is very withdrawn and, to a certain extent, is wary of those he does not know. To show their affection, the relationship with the man must be reciprocal.
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