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Agouti
Agouti tabbies, also known as ticked tabbies, lack traditional stripes and spotting. The characteristic "M" on the forehead qualifies it as a tabby pattern.


Agouti
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.

agouti
A type of coat pattern in which the fur is darker toward the root and becomes gradually lighter near the tip.
purebred ...

Agouti - The natural colouring between a tabby's stripes.
Ailurophile - A person who loves cats.
Ailurophobe - A person that hates cats.

Agouti
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
Stud Tail ...

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.

Non-agouti
A self coloured cat; a cat with no agouti banding; a cat free of tabby markings; The non-agouti allele works by depositing eumelanin on the hair shafts, ...

AGOUTI - Ticked or banded hairs; the agouti hairs are also found around tabby markings, making the tabby pattern is visible to the eye. (A/-) ...

Agouti pattern with ticked body, tabby barring on face, legs and tail, at least one necklace, darker dorsal region, pale lower parts. The pattern of the Wild Abyssinian and of poorly marked agouti patterned cats; intermediate between Agouti and Tabby.

This agouti-spotted cat features solid muscles on a sleek, medium-sized, athletic-looking body.

SMOKE (Non-agouti 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.

"ticked" or "agouti" 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.

This magnificent, agouti, 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 Somali has an agouti, 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.

The Ocicat has an agouti coat and each hair has several bands of colour and where the dark bands fall together this forms a spot.

The only accepted color is sepia brown in an agouti-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 Singapura is a small to medium cat with a ticked (agouti) 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.

The Abyssinian is an extremely beautiful and colourful cat with a distinct agouti ticked coat. It is this agouti ticking (flecking) that gives the Abyssinian this rather special "wild cat " look.

Colors ranged from silver, brown, gold agouti & 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 agouti, spotted, or tabby markings.

Agouti: The colour between the stripes of a Tabby cat. In non-agouti 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 agouti 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.

The breed is the result of Mother Nature's combination of genes indigenous to Southeast Asia - both the brown as in Siamese and Burmese and the agouti or ticked pattern.

Certainly, there is a strong resemblance between the modern Aby and the cat depicted in ancient Egyptian bronzes, paintings and the agouti coated cats found buried in the tombs, with the lithe long body large ears and long tail.

The Abyssinian is a short-haired cat whose coat has an irridescent warmth of color produced by the Agouti ticking, where each shaft of hair has 4-6 bands of alternating rich color similar to that of a bunny coat.

The short to medium-long coat of the Pixie-Bob is heavily ticked (agouti) and they are only accepted for show as Brown Spotted Tabby. The breed standard looks for a random spotted or broken mackeral pattern.

There's another gene at work which controls "agoutiness" (whether individual hairs are banded or solid). Cats who are non-agouti will not generally display the tabby pattern, except in red areas.

The ideal Ocicat is a medium to large, well-spotted agouti 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.

The Ocicat is an agouti 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 Ocicat was developed as a purely man-made agouti 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 agouti, 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.

Acceptable patterns include the tawny (or ticked agouti), clouded leopard, and the leopard spotted.

See also: See also: Coat, Blue, Breeder, Breeding, Show

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