It is recomended that you learn these probabilities below, because it helps to understand genetics in other areas that are more important, but if you want a "crutch", you can use my Color Predictor.
Dilute Color Chart
How did I make this chart? With the understanding of basic genetics below.
Sex linked color
If you have a red (not dilute) male
that carries dilute & breed it to a blue (dilute) female
Now it's your turn! You can use these methods to create a chart of any of the combinations below.
Pattern & Color Chart
OK, here's one more chart to get you started.
Tabby X Solid Chart
Now, make one of your own, that describes your cats!
It is recomended
that you learn these probabilities, because it helps to understand genetics
Patterns & colors
tortoishell; black and orange
dilute; (recessive to normal color) Makes the original color appear lighter, as if white was mixed in. (blue, cream, blue-cream)
tabby; (dominant to solid) Stripes with white chin & underside. There are additional genes for classic (wide stripes), mackerel (thin stripes), spotted, ticked, agouti (Abysinian), & marbled (Bengal).
shaded; (includes about 5 different genes, some dominant, some recessive) A tabby cat with no stripes, just colored tipping at the end of each hair with white chin & underside.
golden; (recessive to silver) Brown undercoat of a shaded cat that doesn't have the silver gene. Like the brown of a brown tabby except no stripes so the undercoat shows up more.
silver; (dominant to brown) A white undercoat, as in the silver tabby instead of a brown tabby, or with the solid genes, makes a smoke.
- blue eyed white
white markings; (spotting); (an accumulative gene dominant to solid) White markings ranging from white toes to white covering everything except the tail(van). Contributing polygenes also affect the amount and distribution of white.
colorpoint; (recessive to solid) Restricts color to the face, feet & tail. Body is off white. Mutes black into dark brown. Eye color is blue. Siamese & Himalayans have this pattern.
sepia; (recessive to solid) Dark face, feet & tail. Back as dark as face, feet & tail gradually getting slightly paler on chest & underside. Eyes are not blue or aqua(they are usually gold, but can be any of the other colors). Burmese have this pattern.
mink; Actually colorpoint & sepia together. Has color on face, feet & tail with beige body color. Usually have aqua eyes. Tonkinese have this pattern.
chocolate; (recessive to black, dominant to cinnamon) Takes the place of black and is dark brown.
lilac; Is the chocolate gene combined with the dilute(blue )gene. Looks like taupe, with roseberry nose leather and paw pads.
cinnamon; (recessive to black & chocolate) Takes the place of black and is light brown.
fawn; Is the cinnamon gene combined with the dilute gene.
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