COLOURS

SILVER/GOLD

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When a cat has silver colouring, it is only the tip of the hair that has colour, the rest being silver. This 'tip' varies in length depending upon the 'type' of 'silvering' in question. There are basically four types of silvering: Chinchilla (the coloured tip is only 1/8 of the hair length), Silver Shaded (the coloured tip is 1/3 of the hair length), Smoke (the coloured tip is 2/3 of the hair length) and Silver Tabby (the 'ground' colour of the tabby pattern is replaced with silver-white). Chinchilla, Shaded and Smoke are described below, with Silver Tabby being described in the 'Tabby' section.

Black Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of black. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Blue Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of blue. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Chocolate Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of chocolate. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Lilac Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of lilac. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Cinnamon Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of cinnamon. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Fawn Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of fawn. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Red Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of red. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Cream Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of cream. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Any Tortie Chinchilla
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of the marking colour and a light dusting of red/cream patches. Chest and stomach completely silver-white; face mainly silver-white, there should be a blaze of red/cream 'tipping' on the face.

Any Golden Chinchilla
Most of the body is golden-cream, with an extremely light dusting of the marking colour. Face and stomach completely golden-cream, chest pale cream.

Black Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and black. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Blue Silver Shaded
Most of the body is silver-white, with an extremely light dusting of fawn. Face, chest and stomach completely silver-white.

Chocolate Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and chocolate. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Lilac Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and lilac. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Cinnamon Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and cinnamon. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Fawn Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and fawn. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Red Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and red. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Cream Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and cream. Rump and chest completely silver-white.

Any Tortie Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with silver and a mixture of the main colour and red/cream patches. Rump and chest completely silver-white. There should be a blaze of red/cream 'tipping' on the face.

Any Golden Silver Shaded
Most of the body is shaded with golden-cream and the main colour. Chest completely pale cream.

Black Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs jet-black. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and black. In 'real life' a black smoke will appear jet black when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Blue Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs dark midnight-blue. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and blue. In 'real life' a blue smoke will appear dark midnight-blue when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Chocolate Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs warm chocolate-brown. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and brown. In 'real life' a chocolate smoke will appear warm chocolate-brown when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Lilac Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs warm lilac-grey. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and lilac. In 'real life' a lilac smoke will appear warm lilac-grey when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Cinnamon Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs rich reddish-brown. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and cinnamon. In 'real life' a cinnamon smoke will appear rich reddish-brown when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Fawn Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs pale beige-tan. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and fawn. In 'real life' a fawn smoke will appear pale beige-tan when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Red Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs deep ginger-red. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and red. In 'real life' a red smoke will appear deep ginger-red when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Cream Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs light yellow-orange. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with silver and cream. In 'real life' a cream smoke will appear light yellow-orange when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Any Tortie Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs are a mixture of the marking colour and well defined red/cream patches. Chest rump and stomach shaded with silver, the main colour and patches of red/cream. There should be a blaze of red/cream on the face. In 'real life' a tortie smoke will appear tortie when sat still but will 'flash' silver when in motion.

Any Golden Smoke
Back, head, tail and legs in the marking colour. Chest, rump and stomach shaded with golden-cream and the marking colour. In 'real life' a golden smoke will appear as the marking colour when sat still but will 'flash' gold when in motion.


Also in this section:
Solid
Tortie
Silver/Gold (current page)
Tabby
Albino - Pointed, Burmese and Mink
White Spot
Mittens


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