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.
A "Kitten Cap" refers to a small streak or two of color on the top of the head of an otherwise all white kitten. Learn more about this interesting phenomenon, why it occurs, and how it affects a kitten's show career.
Sometimes when you cannot find the `perfect` cat for your breeding program, you decide to accept a cat who has the one trait you really want even though the kitty doesn`t meet all your needs. This feline is called a "process cat".
Some of the most strikingly marked felines in the cat fancy are the bicolors, calicos and all those other colors of cats "with white" patches on their coat. These beautiful colors are the result of the spotting gene. Learn about its action, inheritance and effect on other genes.