Coloring cats: the most incredible options
Thanks to constant crossbreeding and various experiments, felinologists managed to bring out a lot of feline colors, many of which look simply amazing and unusual. However, the genetics of the colors of cats even made the most unusual colors standard for certain breeds: these standards must meet not only the color of cats, but also the color of their nose lobes, paw pads and eye color, and only this strict correspondence can be considered proof of the cat’s true identity. to a particular breed. Continue reading
The origin of the black cat
A cat with this extraordinary color has long been considered an integral attribute of any magician or witch. This is not surprising, because the black cat has always been famous for its mystery and mystery, and many attributed to her witchcraft abilities and properties. And only a few really know that black cats actually appeared in the world … by chance.
The earliest cats wore a brown-golden color, which gave them a mixture of black and yellow hairs. The true origin of the black cat began with a gene mutation, when one of its ancestors disrupted the distribution of yellow pigment in hair. Continue reading
Gray cats: the mystery of true silver
Silver-gray coat color of cats is rarely called banal gray: as a rule, it is called blue, although, of course, there are several different varieties of color and, as a result, types of names.
In general, gray cats are distinguished by wool of a light or dark gray, pure and uniform shade without impurities of a different color. Directly blue colors include light tones with a slight admixture of silver, which are combined with the bluish-gray color of the paw pads and nose lobes. In addition, there are several other varieties of gray color, the main among which can be considered smoky (half of hairs are gray, and half, at the roots – white).
As a rule, cats that have a silvery-colored gene are classified as varieties with a beautiful name agouti. Continue reading