Guide to Cat Coat Colors and Patterns

by Sarah Hartwell
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Calico
Tortoiseshell (tortie) & white

Torbico
Torbie (tabby-tortie) & white

Van/Van Bicolor
White with color on the tail between the ears.

Harlequin
Van markings (any color) + small patches (as few as possible) of the same color on the body and legs.

Pied
Unevenly splashed with color.

Mitted
White bootees on all four feet, the back bootees usually go up to the hocks, the front bootees are on the toes or paws only

Brindled
Tortie with intermingled colors

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