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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
http://cats.about.com/od/felinegenet...orpatterns.htm

thought this was interesting.
post #2 of 15
Just been on it, they've got a quiz too, to test your knowledge on cats markings/colourings.

Thanks
post #3 of 15
good site, but the quiz was not chalangeing enough, i must admit i got one wrong it should have been an amercian short hair opps.
post #4 of 15
I don't like the quiz part cause its saying "most accurate" and then letting you choose just about any of the answers. Maybe I'm just too "technical" about the answer, but if you are gonna give a quiz, you should be more accurate and not just letting you choose more then one answer. Should be "what is this color?" or "what is the breed" - but not both.

Example - they allow the picture of the silver tabby/white and exotic shorthair as both the correct answers. You either should ask the breed or the color.

And the "bombay" one is totally inaccurate - its a black DSH - its not bombay enough in breed to be calling it a bombay!

And "tuxedo" is not really accurate either way - its not a color pattern nor a breed - its a bicolor cat (usually black/white) but in my opinion tuxedo should never be used to describe the cat.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
i did not even see the quiz until you guys mentioned it.....

here is the link.....

http://cats.about.com/library/colorp...lquestion1.htm

and LOL i got most of the questions wrong !!!! does not shock me.
post #6 of 15
I didn't like that quiz.

Number two was a patch tabby. And it said it was a calico or something.

I may no know much in this world but I know cat colors/patterns.
post #7 of 15
I know - I can make up a better quiz then that
post #8 of 15
ok golden kitty, we will keep you to that cant wait to see it lol.
post #9 of 15
Will work on it this weekend (if we don't have anything planned) Mind you I'm "technical" when it comes to the proper colors
post #10 of 15
even better, at least we will know that it will be the correct anwser and not just a possible one. and will get a bit more information on the different breeds/colours. again cant wait (hope i dont miss it) i often miss threads lol
post #11 of 15
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And "tuxedo" is not really accurate either way - its not a color pattern nor a breed - its a bicolor cat (usually black/white) but in my opinion tuxedo should never be used to describe the cat.
I agree! I somehow missed your post the first time around. Cats are bicolor. Also I have never heard a cat described as a "tricolor" That's for beagles.
post #12 of 15
Tricolor is for cailcos and torties isnt it? i have always heard this term being used for cats with more then 2 colours.
post #13 of 15
And I've heard people call brown tabbies a "tricolor" cat cause they have multiple colors in the coat. So it should not be used either

I will make some allowances for those friends in UK/Europe or other countries outside the USA for some color descriptions
post #14 of 15
oh right, i never knew some said that about brown tabbys? with tabbys they normally have 2 colours, but different shades of the colour throughout, that is how i have always seen it as.
post #15 of 15
true, but some people see more then two colors or they count "white" with it to make it a tricolor tabby.

Of course you have people that insist they have a "grey and tan" cat - which is bluecream and nothing will convince them otherwise!
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