Loss of pigment which may be temporary or permanent; usually on nose, lips, and face
Clinical signs, skin biopsy
Pinking up: Nipples turn pink if the cat is pregnant about three weeks after mating.
Placenta: Organ that allows the exchange of oxygen, food and waste material between a mother cat and a fetus.
Pigment: A substance, such as chlorophyll or melanin, that produces a characteristic color in plant or animal tissue.
Pigment: coloring matter
Pinking up: primarily a British term for the characteristic coloring of the queen's nipples about three weeks after a successful mating
Pinna: the ear flap ...
Two pigments, black and orange, form the basis for all coat colors in the modern domestic cat. These pigments may be combined with each other or with white (the absence of pigment).
A certain pigment that is produced when hemoglobin is destroyed.
A condition in which the skin becomes yellow in color as do the mucous membranes; this is due to excess amounts of bilirubin.
Melanin - Pigment that provides colour to hair, skin and choroid of the eye. Melanin is produce by cells called melanocytes. There are two major forms of melanin, eumelanin and pheomelanin.
MELANIN - The main pigment that gives color to the skin and hair. Melanin produces eumelanin and phaeomelanin.
- Color: pigmentation on the extremities of the body (points): face (mask), ears, legs, and tail. The color of these darker areas must be as even as possible. There must be a clear contrast between the color of the points and that of the body.
Their color is viewed on the pigment of the skin and on the few hairs (down) they have. Perhaps their second most distinguishable feature is their huge ears, frequently more than 2 or 3 inches in height.
The semi-longhaired Somali’s coat is generally soft, but texture can vary depending on color because of the way pigment particles are shaped and distributed within the hair shaft.
The Burmese Brown coat is caused by the Burmese gene (cb), part of the albino series, which causes a reduction in the amount of pigment produced converting black into brown, and all the other colours into a paler, ...
The Burmese gene responsible for the sable color is a member of the albino series of gene alleles and causes solid black to appear dark brown by reducing the amount of pigment in the hair.
Jaundice is the yellow staining of the serum or tissues, including skin and mucous membranes, caused by an excess of the bile pigment, bilirubin.
Its short hair coat contains a mutated enzyme in its pigment that produces its cream colored torso offset by darker points at the ears, face, and toes.
Higher temperature causes the pigment to lighten. When a Siames kitten is born, the pattern is not obvious and begins show itself after a few days.
The nose leather should be a pinkish colour outlined in pigment or to tone with the points.
2. Markings in kittens are not as well defined.
3. A ringed tail is desirable but a solid top-tail, ringed on the underside, is not a fault.
A study at Vanderbilt University found that Siamese cats frequently had less sharp vision than other cats, which corresponded to the lower levels of pigment in their eye color. For this reason, Siamese cats tend to be less active at night.
Signs of contact allergens: dermatitis, pigmentary changes or skin eruptions. Most noticable on the chin, ears, inner thighs, abdomen, underside of the tail, armpits and around the anus.
The gene for white is 100% effective in preventing the formation of pigment in fur and the hearing ability of any given white cat depends on whether it has one or two genes for white and their interaction with other genes.
protrusion of the nictitating membrane
pigmented spots in the eye
strongly weeping and/or inflamed eyes
clouded eyes ...
Unlike the blue eyes seen linked to the genes in bicolor cats and cats with point coloration, both of which suppress pigmentation, this gene is not linked to any certain fur color or pattern, ...
Prizes can be withheld from exhibits if they show certain defects such as oriental or British type, smallness, eyes with blue pigmentation, protuberant eyes, noticeable white hairs, either in patches or peppered through the coat, ...
Marjorie Jumisco - 2010-12-08
My darling Cornish, Luther, has suddenly developed brown pigment spots in one eye. He is 6 years old. Does anyone know if this is harming his eye?
They are registerable in every color that a cat comes in and the color is seen in the pigment of the skin and the few hairs that they do have. One of the questions most asked is "Don't they get cold?
Thought to be one of the oldest breeds, the Abyssinian has a well muscled body with a unique ticked coat resembling the wild rabbit. This appearance is effected by two or three bands of light and dark pigment on every hair.
The eyes of the Siamese cat appear red in the dark; the retinas lack pigment, and the color is provided by blood vessels. A cat is very alert to any movement, but it probably cannot distinguish color.
The skin temperature of the body’s extremities is a few degrees cooler than the rest of the body, and therefore attracts more pigmentation. The cooler the environment, the darker the color becomes.
Coat texture for both is generally soft, but varies somewhat with different colors because the pigment particles have different shapes and distribution within the hair shaft causing the textural variation.
There are dark bands on the tail and the limbs, and similar markings on the cheeks and across the top of the head and neck. The backs of the ears are black, with a white spot. Melanism (the appearance of dark-colored pigment in the skin) is common ...
It is acceptable for them to have short, tightly packed soft hair on their ears, muzzle, nose, feet, tail base and on the tip of their tail. Every color in the rainbow of cat colors is acceptable. The color is visible in the skin pigment and on the ...
See also: Behavior, Veterinarian, Heat, Protein, Neuter