Remarks to colours

To the colours
1. Solid and Solid with White

All solid coloured and those with white may not display any markings. Colour must be even, without any single white hairs (without brindling).

2. Cream and Red

Cream or red cats, and the corresponding pointed cats, should not have any pigmented spots on the nose leather.

3. Black, Chocolate, Blue

For Black / Chocolate / Blue it is true: Kittens up to an age of 6 months have often a poor colour. Their coat is grey, brindled with white hairs,
or is rusty. The breeders should not exclude these kittens, if they are otherwise excellent in all other features, as they mature to become the
best adults in colour.

4. Smoke

For all Smoke-varieties it is true:
Kittens display often stripes, a grey undercoat or a reverse contrast, which will usually disappear when maturing.

5. Silver

For all Silvers it is true:
Rufousing (brown or cream colouring) is considered as a fault.

  5b   In Chinchilla- (Shell-) and Shaded varieties solid coloured areas of the tipping, covering the entire hair length, are considered as fault, even the
tipping is uneven.
6. Any amount of white

For the following breeds any amount of white is permitted in all colour varieties (as listed in the standard):


  • Cymric, Manx
  • Maine Coon
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Siberian cat
  • Turkish Angora
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Don Sphinx
  • German Rex
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Karelian Bobtail
  • Kurilian Bobtail
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Sphinx
  • Peterbald



Gene combinations


The gene combinations given at the colours are made after the genetic model of Robinson and do not reflect the genes, as they are located and
arranged in the chromosomes. The genetic model for the tabby pattern, which is based here on 3 loci, is likely to changes, if there are newer research results.