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Parti-Color: A coat of two or more distinct colors.
Pathogen: An agent that causes disease, especially a living microorganism such as a bacterium or fungus.
Pedigree: The written record of a cat's genealogy, often of three generations or more.

Parti-Color - A cat with a coat of more than one distinctive color. (eg., Bi-Color)
Patched, Patching - The way in which colours are arranged in "patches" which are clearly defined areas on a cat's coat. For example, as seen on a Calico or Tortie-and-White coloured cat.

Parti-color: A color division for cats at cat shows that usually includes bi- colors, tortoiseshells and tortie and whites. In any case, the cat must have a solid block of color with additional colors although the specific definition varies between cat associations.

PARTI-COLOR: Tortie; Chinchilla Shaded Tortie; Shaded Tortie; Dilute Chinchilla Shaded Tortie; Dilute Shaded Tortie; Blue-Cream.
BI-COLOR: Bi-color; Van Bi-color; Calico; Dilute Calico; Van Calico.

PARTI-COLORS - Cats which exhibit the white spotting factor, regardless of the amount of white (except for lockets) or the basic background color.
PEDIGREE - A chart showing the ancestral history of a particular cat.
PHAEOMELANIN - The red - yellow based colors. Sex linked. (XR/XR) or ( O/O) ...

~: term encompassing bicolors, tortoiseshells, and tortie & whites
Receptor - nerve ending that receives information through the sense organs and transmits it to the brain ...

They can be found in solid colors (white, red, chocolate, cream, ebony, blue, lavender, cinnamon, or fawn), smoke (white undercoat to any of the above except white), shaded (only the hair tips colored), ~ (red or cream splashes on any of the above), tabby (mackerel/striped, ticked, ...

Calico cats are domestic cats with a spotted or ~ed coat that is predominantly white, with patches of two other colors (often, the two other colors are orange tabby and black). Outside of North America, the pattern is more usually called tortoiseshell-and-white.

The third and last color class, ~ (tortie) point, added four more varieties; the pointed areas are decorated with one of the four traditional Siamese colors-seal, chocolate, blue or lilac-randomly mottled with red and/or cream.

Recognized Colors: Tortie or cream ~ points only come in females. Color descriptions start with the primary Siamese color and add the mottling of red or cream. Thus we have the seal-tortie points, chocolate-tortie points, blue-cream points and lilac-cream points.

Oriental Shorthairs can be found in solid colors (white, red, cream, ebony, blue, chestnut, lavender, cinnamon, or fawn), smoke (silver undercoat to any of the above except white), shaded (only the hair tips colored), ~ (red or cream splashes on any of the above), ...

Red, cream, lynx and ~ points are registered as Balinese in some associations, and as Javanese in others.
Good w/ Children:
Wondeful with children.
Good w/ Other Pets:
Wondeful with other pets.
Extremely intelligent and affectionate as well.
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~ and red. The Smoke color cats are blue. red. chestnut. cinnamon. cream. ebony. fawn and lavender. The tabby pattern cats are classic. mackerel. spotted. ticked and patched. The tabby cats are blue. blue silver. cream. cream silver. cinnamon. cinnamon silver. chestnut. chestnut silver.

Calico and ~ are most common and desirable. The coat is short and sleek, but some organizations permit a longer coat as well. Both are silky to the touch. Shedding is average and regular grooming is desired but not required.

colors can be seal point, blue point, chocolate point, lilac point in bi or ~. The eyes are blue.
This soft bodied cat is heavy, super docile, non-aggressive, with a sweet temperament. It gives the impression of a bundle of rags when lifted. ...

Black and white bicolor cats have also been known as piebald, pied, ~ed and even magpie cats, although these expressions are not much used nowadays. Jellicle cat is another term, made popular by T.S. Elliot, that is often applied to tuxedos.

Persians come in a large variety of colors and patterns, including solid, silver, golden, shaded, smoke, tabby, ~, bicolor and Himalayan.
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Elegant and finely-boned
Soft, silky coat
Comes in a wide array of colors in the solid, shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color and ~ patterns
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The American Shortair cat's body is medium to large, solid, muscular and powerful; a real "cat's cat." His coat is short, dense and thick, in a myriad of colors, in tabby, ~ and bi-color patterns.

The American Curl comes in both long and short-haired varieties. In both varieties, the undercoat is minimal. This breed is accepted in all color patterns. The color groups include the following: Solid, Smoke, Tabby, ~, Bi-Color, Tabby and White, and Shaded, Silver, and Golden.

The Maine Coon has a long, beautiful coat, but it usually doesn’t mat and requires only weekly combing.
The Maine Coon coat comes in an amazing variety of colors and patterns, including a wide range of solids, tortoiseshell, tabbies, tabby with white, and ~ (two colors).

their intelligence and kind, sweet nature, Maine Coon cats get along well with children and dogs, making them an ideal family pet. Full-grown males range from 13 to 18 pounds and females from 9 to 12 pounds. Maine Coon cats come in four color classes: solid, tabby, tabby with white, and ~, ...

They occur commonly, in most solids, tabbies, smokes and ~s. White is still the most popular color, though this is rapidly changing, as more and more breeders realize the beauty of this elegant breed in a variety of exciting shades.

These include: cream, red, smoke and silver solid-color points; lynx (tabby) points in blue, blue-cream, chocolate, chocolate-tortie, cinnamon, cinnamon-tortie, cream, fawn, fawn-cream, lilac, lilac-cream, red, seal, seal-tortie, smoke and silver; and ~ points in blue-cream, ...

The coat is short, thick, even and hard in texture and comes in a myriad of colors, in tabby, ~ and bi-color patterns, although the most well-known colour today is the silver tabby, with dense black markings set on a sterling silver background.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Coat, Blue, Breeder, Shorthair, CFA?

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