Tabbies, Smokes/Shaded & Silvers, Bicolors, Pointed cats and Chocolates... Genetically, these wonderful colors of cats are just red, black or tortoiseshell cats, until the addition of a single gene or two changes the color of the coat.
Dominant & Recessive Gene Charts
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“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.”
*Christopher Hitchens ( English-American critic & intellectual)