COLOURS

ALBINO SERIES - POINTED, BURMESE & MINK

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Cats with the albino gene have a temperature-sensitive coat. This means that the body is a lighter colour with normal colouring at the cold areas of the coat - the ears, mask, feet and tail. There are three types of albino colouring:

Pointed/Siamese
Pointed cats have very clearly contrasted points, where the body is virtually white, while the points are the normal shade for that colour. In tabby points, the back may have slight tabby shading, but if these markings are clearly defined then the cat is considered to have 'ghostmarkings', which are usually undesirable. Tabby Points look the same regardless of the 'type' of tabby that they are, so they are described as 'masking' the tabby pattern - you don't know by looking at them which type they would be.

Burmese
In Burmese-coloured cats, there is only a slight contrast between the body and the points. The only effect is a slight deepening of the colour around the cold areas. Burmese Tabbies show the tabby on their body, so you can tell which pattern they have. These take the form of 'Sable ticked tabby burmese' or 'Blue mackerel tabby burmese', but have not been detailed below. For details of the appearance of Burmese tabbies, compare the relevant Burmese colour description with the relevant Tabby description on the 'Tabby' page.

Mink/Tonkinese
Mink colouring is mid-way between Pointed and Burmese colouring. The points are the same colour as the other two, but the body is neither as light as Pointed cats nor as dark as Burmese cats. Tabby Minks show the tabby on their body, so you can tell which pattern they have. These take the form of 'natural ticked tabby mink' or 'Blue mackerel tabby mink', but have not been detailed below. For details of the appearance of Tabby Minks, compare the relevant Mink colour description with the relevant Tabby description on the 'Tabby' page.

Albino cats can be found in the same colours as non-albino cats, but the colours look slightly different with this gene, and often also have different names. The main colours are described below (these can all also be found in silver), to give a general idea. Not all variations (i.e. tabby, tortie) are included for all colours, however, because the three forms are so similar that unnecessary repetition would occur. Because the colours often have different names, the 'gentic colour' is given in brackets beside the names:

Seal Point (Black)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points deep seal-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Seal Tortie Point (Black Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points deep seal-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Seal Tabby Point (Black Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in deep seal-brown. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Seal Tortie Tabby Point (Black Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in deep seal-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Blue Point (Blue)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points dark midnight-blue. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Blue Tortie Point (Blue Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points dark midnight-blue with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see the 4th & 5th pictures at this link).

Blue Tabby Point (Blue Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in dark midnight-blue. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Blue Tortie Tabby Point (Blue Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in dark midnight-blue with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (This link shows a Birman - these have mittens, so the points are not visible on the legs).

Chocolate Point (Chocolate)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points warm chocolate-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Chocolate Tortie Point (Chocolate Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points warm chocolate-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Chocolate Tabby Point (Chocolate Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in warm chocolate-brown. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Chocolate Tortie Tabby Point (Chocolate Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in warm chocolate-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Lilac Point (Lilac)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points pale lilac-grey. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Lilac Tortie Point (Lilac Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points pale lilac-grey with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see this link).

Lilac Tabby Point (Lilac Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in pale lilac-grey. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Lilac Tortie Tabby Point (Lilac Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in pale lilac-grey with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see this link).

Cinnamon Point (Cinnamon)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points rich reddish-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cinnamon Tortie Point (Cinnamon Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points rich reddish-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Cinnamon Tabby Point (Cinnamon Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in rich reddish-brown. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cinnamon Tortie Tabby Point (Cinnamon Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in rich reddish-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red.

Fawn Point (Fawn)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points pale beige-tan. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Fawn Tortie Point (Fawn Tortie)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points pale beige-tan with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream.

Fawn Tabby Point (Fawn Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in pale beige-tan. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Fawn Tortie Tabby Point (Fawn Tortie Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have deep markings like a normal tabby cat in pale beige-tan with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see this link).

Red Point (Red)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link. This cat clearly shows the tabby markings as mentioned in the note on the 'Explanation' page.

Red Tabby Point (Red Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in deep ginger-red. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cream Point (Cream)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cream Tabby Point (Cream Tabby)
Body colour is an even, pale magnolia. Points have markings like a normal tabby cat in light yellow-orange. Markings are dense, clearly defined and broad. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Sable Burmese (Black)
Body colour is a dark chocolate-brown. Points deep seal-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Sable Tortie Burmese (Black Tortie)
Body colour is a dark chocolate-brown with well-defined patches of ginger-red. Points deep seal-brown with patches of slightly darker ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Blue Burmese (Blue)
Body colour is a dark slate blue. Points dark midnight-blue. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Blue Tortie Burmese (Blue Tortie)
Body colour is a dark slate blue with well-defined patches of light yellow-orange. Points dark midnight-blue with patches of slightly darker yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see this link).

Champagne Burmese (Chocolate)
Body colour is a mid-chocolate-brown. Points dark chocolate-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Champagne Tortie Burmese (Chocolate Tortie)
Body colour is a mid-chocolate-brown with well-defined patches of ginger-red. Points dark chocolate-brown with patches of slightly darker ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Platinum Burmese (Lilac)
Body colour is a pale lilac-grey. Points very slightly darker lilac-grey. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Platinum Tortie Burmese (Lilac Tortie)
Body colour is a pale lilac-grey with well-defined patches of washed-out yellow-orange. Points very slightly darker lilac-grey with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream (see this link).

Cinnamon Burmese (Cinnamon)
Body colour is a mid reddish-brown. Points rich reddish-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cinnamon Tortie Burmese (Cinnamon Tortie)
Body colour is a mid reddish-brown with well-defined patches of pale ginger-red. Points rich reddish-brown with patches of deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of red (see this link).

Fawn Burmese (Fawn)
Body colour is a very light beige. Points pale beige-tan. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Fawn Tortie Burmese (Fawn Tortie)
Body colour is a very light beige with well-defined patches of washed-out yellow orange. Points pale beige-tan with patches of light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears. The face should have a blaze of cream.

Red Burmese (Red)
Body colour is a mid ginger-red. Points deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cream Burmese (Cream)
Body colour is a washed-out yellow-orange. Points light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Natural Mink (Black)
Body colour is a medium chocolate-brown. Points deep seal-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Blue Mink (Blue)
Body colour is a mid-grey-blue. Points dark midnight-blue. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Champagne Mink (Chocolate)
Body colour is a light chocolate-brown. Points dark chocolate-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Platinum Mink (Lilac)
Body colour is a very light lilac-grey. Points pale lilac-grey. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Honey Mink (Cinnamon)
Body colour is a pale reddish-brown. Points rich reddish-brown. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (the left-hand kitten here is a Honey Mink, the right is a Platinum).

Fawn Mink (Fawn)
Body colour is a light tan. Points pale beige-tan. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears.

Red Mink (Red)
Body colour is a light ginger-red. Points deep ginger-red. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).

Cream Mink (Cream)
Body colour is a pale creamy-yellow. Points light yellow-orange. A 'thumb-mark' of lighter colour in front of the ears (see this link).


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Albino (current page)
White Spot
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