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Splat Cat

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Purred: Mon Feb 18, '13 10:57pm PST 
Many people seem to be confused about cat's coat colors and patterns and to not know what the correct coat color and pattern of their cat is. I see cats all the time on catster with incorrect coat colors, patterns, and type. Here are some excellent TOTALLY FREE RESOURCES that will enable you to correctly determine what color(s), pattern(s) and type of coat your cat has.

This first site is a FANTASTIC site that you can use to figure out your cat's correct coat color(s), pattern(s), and coat type. In VERY EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND PLAIN ENGLISH accompanied by illustrations, it will guide you in CORRECTLY DETERMINING YOUR CAT'S coat COLOR(S),PATTERN(S), & COAT TYPE. In addition to determining your cat's visible coat color(s), pattern(s), and type, you also will find out quite a bit about your cat's coat color, pattern, and type GENETICS.

A blank gene map chart for you to print, copy, or save & use to determine your cat's coat color(s), pattern(s), and type.

FIRST go HERE & either print, copy, or save the BLANK GENE MAP CHART that you use to determine your cat's coat color, pattern & type
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/the-gene-map/

AFTER you've printed/copied/saved the BLANK GENE MAP CHART, you're ready to begin analyzing your cat's coat color, pattern, and type.
START HERE:
Analyze your Cat - Starting page for analyzing your cat's coat color(s) and pattern (s)
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/

Follow the links as they are given in the above step-by-step analysis process. For reference, here are the links to the pages used in the above analysis process.

Analyze your cat's PATTERN(S)
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/coat-patterns/

Analyze your cat's COLOR(S)
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/cat-colors

Analyze your cat's Coat TYPE
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/coat-type-options/

This is a well done chart and tutorial that illustrates cat coat colors and patterns that you can right click and save as jpg. A printed version of this tutorial chart is also available for purchase from the artist/author.
http://majnouna.deviantart.com/art/Guide-to-Cat-Colors-Patterns-91579716

These pages, done by a TICA judge, show excellent photo examples of cat colors and patterns.
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/solid/solids.htm
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/tabby/tabbies.htm
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/tortietorbie/tortietorbie.htm
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/withwhite/withwhite.htm
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/pointed/pointed.htm

TICA cat coat colors & patterns & their genetics
http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/colors/color_me_red.pdf
http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/colors/simplified_color_chart_traditional_category.pdf
http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/colors/simplified_color_chart_sepia_mink_pointed_categories.pdf
http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/colors/32_color.pdf
http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/colors/color_coding.pdf
http://www.tica.org/public/colors.php

Another pdf guide that's well done with actual photos of cats to show you examples of the various cat colors & patterns although some words in it are misspelled such as Torbie (misspelled Torby) and Mackerel (misspelled Mackeral).
http://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/files/2011/11/identification-and-coat-colors-patterns.pdf

CFA Hints for determining a cat's color
http://www.cfa.org/Breeders/CatColorsGenetics/HintsforDeterminingColor.aspx

More Cat Coat Color & Pattern resources

http://www.fanciers.com/other-faqs/colors.html#common_colors
http://www.fanciers.com/other-faqs/color-genetics.html#intro
http://homepage.usask.ca/~schmutz/catcolors.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_coat_genetics
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Edited by author Fri Feb 22, '13 2:06pm PST

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Splat Cat

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Purred: Mon Feb 18, '13 11:11pm PST 
I don't see any way to edit my original post. My pc was lagging and the URL to the cat color chart and tutorial to the below URL in my first post had a space in the middle of one of the words due to the lag.

Below is a paste from the first post, followed by the CORRECTLY typed URL.
This is a well done chart and tutorial that illustrates cat coat colors and patterns that you can right click and save as jpg. A printed version of this tutorial chart is also available for purchase from the artist/author.
http://majnouna.deviantart.com/art/Guide-to-Cat-Colo rs-Patterns-91579716

Also I'm not sure if this topic belonged in this category or where. My topic didn't seem to really fit any of the forum categories.
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Splat Cat

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Purred: Tue Feb 19, '13 11:59pm PST 
For some reason spaces are being added in the URLS I posted for this thread.

There should be NO empty spaces at all in the URLs.

Once again, I'm trying to post these URLS correctly without any spaces in them and hopefully this time they will post correctly!

Analyze your cat's PATTERN(S)
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/coat- patterns/

Analyze your cat's COLOR(S)
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/cat-col ors/

Analyze your cat's Coat TYPE
http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/analyze-your-cat/coat-type-o ptions/

This is a well done chart and tutorial that illustrates cat coat colors and patterns that you can right click and save as jpg. A printed version of this tutorial chart is also available for purchase from the artist/author.
http://majnouna.deviantart.com/art/Guide-to-Cat-Colo rs-Patterns-91579716

If these URLs post incorrectly again, copy them to notepad and remove the empty spaces in them so they are correct, then paste the urls into your browser.

I sure don't understand why an empty space ended up in these URLS after I posted them, when the URLs all showed correctly in the compose window every time I've tried to get them to post correctly.
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Splat Cat

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Purred: Wed Feb 20, '13 12:02am PST 
It screwed them up again.

Copy the URLs to notepad, remove the empty spaces so they are correct, then paste them into your browser.

In the meantime, I'm going to write to Catster and see if they can fix the problem.
Aggravating!
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