|Posted on August 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM|
Cat breeders are funny people. They use names like Flame Point to mean a silver cat with orange ends on his fur. Or blue cream golden spotted torby to mean a cat with spots on its coat, a yellowish undercoat and splotches of grey and light orange throughout her coat.
So when it's time to talk "colour" with your Breeder, what can you do to make sure that you are speaking the same language?
First, some hints:
Blue = grey
White undercoat = silver
White feet = with white
Red = orange.
Cream = light orange.
black (in usa) = solid black cat.
Brown = washed out black
Just for information about browns and blacks, since this colour is not allowed in Siberians, Chocolate = rich, deep brown like a candy bar.
Here is a link to a Siberian breeder's site that helpfully explains in photos the various colors of a Siberian's coat
This is ForestWind Wyatt. In Europe he has a black golden classic coat. In the USA he is considered a brown classic.
Karolina is either a golden mackerel or a brown mackerel depending on where she's registered.
This is Stimics Flynnssonn from Sweden, he is a red silver spotted with white.
One of the easiest ways to be sure you and ForestWind Siberians are on the same page kitten colour wise is to find photos of any breed of cat that are the colours and patterns you would like. Email them to us and share what it is you like about that photo: "What I like on this photo are the white feet and bib" or "I like this kitten because it is a dark orange" or "This is what I mean by having a white cat." (note: ForestWind Siberians does not breed all white cats due to problems with hearing and other health issues. We do, however, breed silvers, which can have so much silvering they look almost white-ish.