Various Cat Coat Colors and Patterns


This style of coat is the easiest to recognize because of its consistent coloring. If a cat has any other spots of color on her, we don't consider her to have a solid coat type.

It's to be expected that there would be some variety. This coat pattern is caused by the white spotting gene.

A bi-colored cat may be called a magpie for its erratic pattern of spots or a harlequin for its erratic pattern of spots and striped tail.

Most domesticated cat populations have this coat pattern. A tabby cat may be any of four possible colors. 

A tortoiseshell's primary colors are red (ginger) and black. The blue and cream tortie is the most dilute kind.

This coat pattern has a generally lighter coat with darker facial, paw, and tail accents. The cat's tail gene is likely to blame for this.

The pattern on this coat is made up of black, white, and various colors of red (ginger). Like a tortoiseshell, a diluted calico may have patches of different colors, such as grey, cream, and white.