- Striped: Striped tabbies look similar to tigers, but are often called “Mackeral Tabbies”.
- Classic: These cats have a round color pattern, similar to a target. They are one of the most common patterns.
- Spotted: These cats have spots that resemble a cheetah, but are more commonly found in breeds like the Ocicat and American Bobtail.
- Tuxedo: These are the kitties with glossy black coats and white socks or white bib.
- Other Bi-colors: There are other bi-colored cats that may include gray and white or red and white, or even brown and white colors.
- “Points” are darker shades at the ears, tail, and/or feet of a cat. The Siamese is known for this type of marking. A white cat with brown “points” is known as a sealpoint.
- Calico: These cats have separate solid color blocks. They may be “diluted” which results in a very angelic looking kitty or could be in blocks similar to a tabby, which creates a very colorful cat.
- Tortoiseshell (aka Torties): These tri-colored cats have several shades of color that are all blended together in an intricate, muted pattern.
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