White, lighter or darker coloured hairs in Self (solid) cats or in the coloured areas of a coat pattern.
For example: white or light coloured, but also dark coloured hairs in red/cream cats, single white or light coloured
hairs in the coloured areas of bicoloured cats.
A brindle cavy has intermixed hairs of both black and red series colours throughout their coats, with no ticking. An ideal show brindle appears uniformly coloured, with both series appearing evenly all over.
In colour it is a brindled tortoiseshell. It is eight years old. At the end of this description I also give a portrait of one of its kittens, a tabby; both are true Manx, and neither have a particle of tail, only a very small tuft of hair which is boneless.
Tortie, short for tortoiseshell, cats have coats in various brindled combinations of black, brown, amber, cinnamon, red and chocolate patches. These patches vary from specks to large swaths. Dilute torties also have lilac- or cream-colored areas.
Bengal cat is very similar to the Asian leopard cat. Spots are dark brown or black and should not look like the vertical stripes on the brindle-striped cat which is a hidden pattern of most spotted striped cats.
Brindling - This is the effect when hairs of an incorrect or odd colour (eg., white) are interspersed in a cat's coat. For example, a Siamese cat may have White Hairs scattered among the colored hairs of its mask, and it is then said to have a Brindled face.
See also: Blue, Shorthair, Chocolate, Breeding, Coat