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what is a name for a muti colured cat

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    We aren't sure exactly what you mean by "multi-colored". It could be a Tortiseshell if it's black, orange and white. Your best bet is to go on the Cat Fancier's of America website and check through their photos. It's www.cfa.org.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Look up tortoiseshell / tortie, calico and torbie which are the different type of tri-colour markings and its probably one of those. If you check out my cat's pages you can see the colours. Jingo is a tortie, Gogo is a muted tortie, Strangelove was a calico and Jester was a torbie (tabby / tortie mix)
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    I'll give you the CFA designations as I remember them from cat shows. Two colored cats (usually black and white, red and white, etc.) are called bi-color. I'm not sure, but this could be only in the case when the white areas are predominant; otherwise, the cat's color is "black and white," "red tabby and white," etc. When the color is limited to the head and tail areas, it is called a "van." However, I think you are probably asking about tri-colored cats. Calicos have large areas of white fur with clearly defined areas of black and red (or blue and cream if it's a dilute). The red shouldn't show tabby markings, but usually does. If there is no white, just a mixture of black and red (or their dilute versions, blue and cream), you have a tortoiseshell. If the tortoiseshell has a white stomach and white feet, it's a tortoiseshell (tortie) and white. If the black (or brown) and red have tabby markings, it's a patched tabby or torbie; when it has white as well, it's "with white."
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