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Solid Color Breeding Chart


Related Links: Pointed Color Chart

A. To determine the color of a shaded or smoke cat consider only the color of the tipping:
  Chinchilla or Shaded Silver = Black
  Shaded or Shell Cameo = Red
  Shaded or Shell Tortoiseshell = Tortoiseshell
  Chinchilla or Shaded Golden = Black
  Blue Smoke = Blue
  Black Smoke = Black
  Cameo Smoke = Red
  Smoke Tortoiseshell = Tortoiseshell
  Blue-Cream Smoke = Blue-Cream

B. To determine the color of a tabby cat use the following:
  Silver Tabby = Black
  Blue Tabby = Blue
  Brown Tabby = Black
  Red Tabby = Red
  Cream Tabby = Cream
  Cameo Tabby = Red
  Silver Patched Tabby = Tortoiseshell
  Blue Patched Tabby = Blue-Cream
  Brown Patched Tabby = Tortoiseshell

C. The color of a bicolor is determined by the non-white color of the cat:
  Calico = Tortoiseshell
  Dilute Calico = Blue-Cream
  Blue & White = Blue
  Red & White = Red
  Cream & White = Cream
  Black & White = Black

POSSIBLE COAT COLORS IN LITTER
Non-Point Restricted Breeds

MALE

FEMALE

Male Kittens

Female Kittens

BLACK
bred to

Black
Blue
Red
Cream
Tortoiseshell
Blue-Cream

Black, Blue
Black, Blue
Red, Cream
Red, Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream

Black, Blue
Black, Blue
Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Black, Blue, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Black, Blue, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream

BLUE
bred to

Black
Blue
Red
Cream
Tortoiseshell
Blue-Cream

Black, Blue
Blue
Red, Cream
Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream
Blue, Cream

Black, Blue
Blue
Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Blue-Cream
Black, Blue, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Blue, Blue-Cream

RED
bred to

Black
Blue
Red
Cream
Tortoiseshell
Blue-Cream

Black, Blue
Black, Blue
Red, Cream
Red, Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream

Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Tortoiseshsell, Blue-Cream
Red, Cream
Red, Cream
Red, Cream, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Red, Cream, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream

CREAM
bred to

Black
Blue
Red
Cream
Tortoiseshell
Blue-Cream

Black, Blue
Blue
Red, Cream
Cream
Black, Blue, Red, Cream
Blue, Cream

Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Blue-Cream
Red, Cream
Cream
Red, Cream, Tortoiseshell, Blue-Cream
Cream, Blue-Cream