The banding of the hairs, which is caused by the gene A (Agouti-gene). The bands are yellow,
in silver varieties the bands are silver-white .
In general each single hair has 3-5 bands.
Agouti: In a Tabby cat, the color between the stripes.
Ailurophile: One who loves cats.
Ailurophobe: One who hates or fears cats.
A type of coat pattern in which the fur is darker toward the root and becomes gradually lighter near the tip.
Agouti - ground color between a tabby's stripes.
Non-agouti cats can loose this background, so that it becomes the same color as the stripes-resulting in a solid color
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Agouti: Cat color that results from each individual hair follicle having contrasting bands of color.
Ailurophile: A Cat Loving Person as to
Ailurophobe: A person that hates cats.
Albino: A white cat because it lacks melanin pigmentation.
Solid ~ and solid argente
A solid ~ or argente cavy is completely ticked. Its variations are referred to like normal ~s and argentes, i.e. a solid argente with beige and golden would be called a golden solid argente, and so forth.
~ - Ticked or banded hairs; the ~ hairs are also found around tabby markings, making the tabby pattern is visible to the eye. (A/-)
ALLELE - One member of a pair or a series of genes that can occur at a particular locus on homologous chromosomes. (C/-, cb/cb) ...
~ pattern all over, barring to be absent, as far as possible, from any part of the body. The ticked colour range parallels the tabby colour range.
This ~-spotted cat features solid muscles on a sleek, medium-sized, athletic-looking body.
SMOKE (Non-~ Silver) The Smoke is a cat of contrasts, having an undercoat as white as possible. In repose, the coat looks solid in colour until the fur is parted, with a narrow band of white at the base of the hairs next to the skin. The flanks and belly may be paler.
"ticked" or "~" gold/brown
The Singapura cat is one of, if not the, smallest cat breeds in the world with adults rarely reaching 8 pounds. They are believed to be naturally occurring in Singapore, with three individuals exported to the U.S. in the 1970's.
The Somali has an ~, or ticked, coat with four to twenty bands of colour on each hair. Today there are 28 different colours of Somalis. Sorrel is a rich copper colour which truly resembles a fox. Other recognised colours are ruddy, red, blue, silver and fawn.
This magnificent, ~, spotted cat originated by mixing the Abyssinian, Siamese and American Shorthair breeds to become the only spotted breed selectively bred to mimic the cats of the wild.
The Ocicat has an ~ coat and each hair has several bands of colour and where the dark bands fall together this forms a spot. The eyes are edged with the darkest colour of coat and surrounded with the lightest colour as though the cat has applied eye makeup.
The only accepted color is sepia brown in an ~-ticked pattern. This means that most of the individual hairs on the cat have alternating bands of the dark sepia brown and a warm old ivory ground color. The muzzle, chest and underside of the cat are the light color only with no ticking.
The Abyssinian is an extremely beautiful and colourful cat with a distinct ~ ticked coat. It is this ~ ticking (flecking) that gives the Abyssinian this rather special "wild cat " look.
The Singapura is a small to medium cat with a ticked (~) coat. This coat pattern is also found on the Abyssinian cat as well as rabbits, squirrels, gophers and other animals in the wild throughout the world. Ticking refers to the presence of bands of different color on the hair shaft.
Colors ranged from silver, brown, gold ~ & black between the different colonies. Soft sleek pelt, spots occurring over sides and flanks, heavy ticking but does not cause spots to become lightened. Dark bars on the neck, legs & tail.
The cats who roamed with the Romans were more Abyssinian than British in design: lithe and muscular with long, elegant bones and ~, spotted, or tabby markings. When they arrived in Europe, however, some dallied with the local European wildcat, Felis sylvestris sylvestris.
~: The colour between the stripes of a Tabby cat. In non-~ cats there is no contrast, producing a solid (self) coat.
Ailurophile: A person who loves cats.
Ailurophobe: A person with an intense dislike or fear of cats.
The Ocicat is a medium to large, well-spotted ~ cat of moderate type. It displays the look of an athletic animal: well-muscled and solid, graceful and lithe, yet with a fullness of body and chest. It is alert to its surroundings and shows great vitality.
Certainly, there is a strong resemblance between the modern Aby and the cat depicted in ancient Egyptian bronzes, paintings and the ~ coated cats found buried in the tombs, with the lithe long body large ears and long tail.
This pattern is also called ~. In this tabby pattern, every hair of the cat shows different bands of color. In some cats, these bands may occur evenly, in which case the entire coat appears to be ticked. The Abyssinian is an example of cat with an evenly ticked coat.
The short to medium-long coat of the Pixie-Bob is heavily ticked (~) and they are only accepted for show as Brown Spotted Tabby. The breed standard looks for a random spotted or broken mackeral pattern. It has a naturally bobbed tail, usually between two and 6 inches.
There's another gene at work which controls "~ness" (whether individual hairs are banded or solid). Cats who are non-~ will not generally display the tabby pattern, except in red areas.
The ideal Ocicat is a medium to large, well-spotted ~ cat with no extremes of type. It should look athletic while still being well muscled and solid, graceful and lithe, yet with fullness of body and chest. It is alert to its surroundings and shows great vitality.
The Ocicat is an ~ spotted cat of moderate type. Originating from interbreeding of Abyssinian, Siamese and American Shorthair, it is the only spotted domestic breed selectively bred to emulate the cats of the wild. The ideal Ocicat is a large, active animal with an athletic appearance.
The faces of ticked (or ~) tabbies will show the traditional 'M' marking, and ticked tabbies may show a faint necklace.
The Abyssinian cat is a very good example of a ticked tabby and their coats often appear to shimmer in the sunlight due to the ~ hairs.
The Ocicat was developed as a purely man-made ~ spotted Breed of cat of moderate type. This was achieved by interbreeding of a mix of Abyssinian, Siamese and American Shorthair.
It comes in only one colour - sepia ~, which is a dark brown ticking on a warm-ivory base colour and each hair must have at least two bands of dark ticking separated by light bands. The muzzle chin, chest and underbelly are cream. The tail has a dark tip.
Acceptable patterns include the tawny (or ticked ~), clouded leopard, and the leopard spotted. The Highland Lynx also comes in a wide variety of colors including: ebony, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, sorrel and fawn, silver, cameo, sepia, mink and snow shades.
The Singapura is one of the few breeds that has only one color. It has sepia ~ (ticked tabby) hair . The base is ivory. The coat is short and close lying. The large expressive eyes with defined whisker break and stop give them the unique look that matches their affectionate personality.
The Somali has an ~, or ticked, coat with four to 20 bands of color on each hair
Have bursts of energy several times throughout the day
Somalis have small litters of three to four kittens, which develop slowly
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The Singapura is a shorthaired cat distinguished by its large eyes and petite frame. Singapura kittens are warm beige with a brown-ticked coat, called either sepia ~ or brown ticked ~. This is the only accepted in this coat color.
Singapura Colors Recognized by CFA
Only one color is accepted: Sepia ~ (sometimes called Brown Ticked).
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The Singapura comes in only one color, brown ticked ~, described as dark brown ticking against a yellowish ivory background. Looking out at the world are eyes of celadon green, hazel, gold or copper with dark mascara markings and facial lines.
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