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Color Question?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi Everyone-

My blue and white female Persian just had kittens this morning. She had 4. There is one I am not sure if he is considered a bi-color or solid... He is about 98% blue and only like 2% white.

What do you all think? Do I call him a solid blue or a blue/white bi-color?

Please help....if he is a solid..then he will be the first...I have only bred bi-colors until now.
post #2 of 18
I dont know all the different requirements for color in different cat organizations, but in my experience, in order to be a solid, they cant have ANY other color on them.
post #3 of 18
He would be classed as a Blue Bicolour. It's a shame when they don't have much white on them isn't it.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Some of the white has disappeared....The breeder who let me use her stud said he was a solid blue and the white could disappear...you can barely see it now. She also said he could be a blue smoke. I have never dealt with smokes before so I don't know anything about them.
post #5 of 18
As far as I am conserned bicolor has to have at least 1/3 (but not more than 1/2) of white coat. The rare white spots are called mitted color and this is not allowed in most of the breeds. Having a male cat with all solids behind him could cause such kitten. If talking about smoke - than 2/3 of the hair should be solid and white only the base of it.
post #6 of 18
Is there in smoke/silver in the parents lines? It is of course possible the kitten could be smoke.

Sorry Sky_Simba that's not true - bicolours are classed when a cat has COLOUR & WHITE no matter how much white there is, although the standard suggests the ideal is no more than 2/3 colour and 1/3 white(although of course this varies around the globe) Also the smoke does not have a white undercoat but a silvery undercoat.

Pat do you have pictures??
post #7 of 18


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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Is there in smoke/silver in the parents lines? It is of course possible the kitten could be smoke.

Sorry Sky_Simba that's not true - bicolours are classed when a cat has COLOUR & WHITE no matter how much white there is, although the standard suggests the ideal is no more than 2/3 colour and 1/3 white(although of course this varies around the globe) Also the smoke does not have a white undercoat but a silvery undercoat.

Pat do you have pictures??
Uhhhh Sam... It's C-O-L-O-R

Geez where are you from??? Like New Zealand??
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Imagyne



Uhhhh Sam... It's C-O-L-O-R

Geez where are you from??? Like New Zealand??
LOL Ken! You know I normally do spell it color and it gets me into alot of trouble at school!
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Also the smoke does not have a white undercoat but a silvery undercoat.
Well noted
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sky_simba
Well noted
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Imagyne



Uhhhh Sam... It's C-O-L-O-R

Geez where are you from??? Like New Zealand??
Hey Sam - these folks just don't know how to spell the Queen's English! I'm one of those nuts that insist the Oxford dictionary is the only decent one and that colour, neighbour, theatre, etc. are the correct spellings and anything else is "*******ized".

Also, I write CHEQUES in payment not CHECKS as in checks and balances.
post #12 of 18
I would call the kitten solid. It could be recessive white spotting which only shows in very small amounts of white. Within FIFé the kitten would have been registred as a solid.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Hey Sam - these folks just don't know how to spell the Queen's English! I'm one of those nuts that insist the Oxford dictionary is the only decent one and that colour, neighbour, theatre, etc. are the correct spellings and anything else is "*******ized".

Also, I write CHEQUES in payment not CHECKS as in checks and balances.
Hey - Yes I spell Cheques that way too. When I first joined TCS I was so confused when I read about people signing checks.
post #14 of 18
Surely you mean "*******ised"

The whole American Z/ English S thing gets me every time, always lose marks for it in essays
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
Surely you mean "*******ised"

The whole American Z/ English S thing gets me every time, always lose marks for it in essays
I missed that!
post #16 of 18
Re the spelling thing.... I am a Canadian, and of course we are taught and expected to use proper Queen's English as well, however, I lived in a border town for a long time and have worked for American companies since 1997, as well as the fact that most of my friends are American, so I do spell "Americanized" now, and it drives my family nuts! LOL Not to mention my kids teachers...
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by pondwader
Re the spelling thing.... I am a Canadian, and of course we are taught and expected to use proper Queen's English as well, however, I lived in a border town for a long time and have worked for American companies since 1997, as well as the fact that most of my friends are American, so I do spell "Americanized" now, and it drives my family nuts! LOL Not to mention my kids teachers...
post #18 of 18
I think it would be a bi-color
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