COLOURS

TORTIE (TORTOISESHELL)

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Tortie is actually a solid colour, although it is often mistaken for a form of tabby. Torties essentially have part of their fur in one of the 'base' colours, and part red or cream. Torties with white patches are known as 'Calico'.

Black Tortie (Black & red)
Jet black with clearly defined patches of deep ginger-red.

Blue Tortie (Blue & cream)
Dark midnight-blue with clearly defined patches of light yellow-orange.

Chocolate Tortie (Chocolate & red)
Warm chocolate-brown with clearly defined patches of deep ginger-red.

Lilac Tortie (Lilac & cream)
Pale lilac-grey with clearly defined patches of light yellow-orange.

Cinnamon Tortie (Cinnamon & red)
Rich reddish-brown with clearly defined patches of deep ginger-red.

Fawn Tortie (Fawn & cream)
Pale beige-tan with clearly defined patches of light yellow-orange.


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


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