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Basic requirements for cats' colors. The formula of the standard “all colors are allowed” does not imply that in the British breed absolutely any colors known in cats are recognized - for example, the Burmese or “snow leopard” specific to certain breeds.
As a rule, recognition - that is, the right to participate in the championship - is limited to individuals with the most common color variants. Unfortunately, it is not possible to describe and even simply list all the currently known colors of British cats - there are about 200 of them. However, it makes sense for the owner and breeder to familiarize themselves with the requirements for each of the color groups.
British shorthair cat La Bello Somerset BRI d 24
Solid (basic) colors of cats. Should be uniform, evenly colored from roots to tips, without inclusions of spots and individual hairs of a different color, without signs of a pattern. The eyes are copper or orange. In individuals of white color, in addition, the eyes can be blue or differently colored (one eye is blue, the other is orange).
In this group, intense colors can be distinguished, for them the most bright saturated color is optimal (for example, black, red); and "diluted colors", among which light, even tones are preferred, without admixture of "silver tipping", that is, discolored hair ends, and "shadow pattern" or "shadow ticking" (blue, cream).
Among the intense and lightened colors, one can distinguish "warm" colors, for which a warm rather than a cold tone (chocolate, lilac) is desirable.
White color implies pure white color, without yellowing on the legs, inner surface of the legs, at the root of the tail, under the eyes.
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Tortoiseshell (mosaic) colors of cats. They represent a mosaic combination of spots of one of the intense colors (black, chocolate, cinnamon) with red or one of the diluted ones (blue, lilac, fawn) - with cream. The main requirements are an approximately equal ratio of colors, a harmonious distribution of colors, the absence of pattern elements in the red (cream) areas. It is desirable to have a red (cream) spot - "flame" on the face. Eye color - orange, copper.
Tabby… Tabbies themselves are distinguished by the presence of ticking, that is, zone-colored hairs of the spine. As a rule, they form the background of the color, and the hairs of the pattern, if any, are painted in one color almost to the base. In addition, these colors are characterized by a number of elements such as dashes in the form of the letter "M" on the forehead, a light spot in the shape of a fingerprint on the back of the ear, as well as outlines of the eyes and nasal mirror, made in the main color (that is, black - in black tabby, blue cyan, etc.). The patterned tabbies are the most common. The pattern is represented by wool, dyed in one of the main colors, or mosaic (tortoiseshell). The background is reduced to the main color, but a few shades lighter than the picture. The drawing includes several obligatory common elements: "curls" on the cheeks, closed "necklace" stripes (at least 3) on the chest,rings on the legs and tail, two rows of double spots along the belly.
British Shorthair male Gr.Eur.Ch. Abs.Pr. Todess Somerset BRI ds 11
There are the following types of pattern: brindle - vertical stripes on the sides, a dark stripe along the back and tail; spotted - uniform round or oval spots on the sides, a dark stripe along the back and tail: marble or classic - a butterfly pattern on the shoulders, half rings or streaks on the sides, two stripes along the back, merging at the root of the tail and continuing along the tail, as one.
The rare mixed and transitional types of pattern are not welcome in British cats and are considered a color defect.
The main requirements for tabby colors: clear contrast between the pattern and the background, the severity of all elements of the pattern. A white chin is undesirable; white markings on the neck, chest and groin are unacceptable. Eye color - orange, copper.
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Ticked tabbies are also not considered a desirable color for British cats, although they are recognized by many organizations. These animals have only common elements of the tabby pattern. The main requirements for this color are clear ticking without traces of the pattern on the body, the severity of the common elements of the pattern. Eye color - orange, copper.