Color Neva Masquerade
1. The main feature of the color of cats from cattery of Neva masquerade cats. The name color point indicates that there are more dark spots in the color compared to the overall color of the coat. Usually dark spots are located on the face, ears, paws and tail of the animal. Such a phenomenon occurs due to an accidental or directed mutation (when breeding a breed). Pigmentation applies only to certain parts of the body, the rest remains untouched. Points are the accumulation of pigment. The pigment itself is very diverse, in total there are 15 basic color options and 12 additional combinations. Since the gene responsible for the color is recessive, in order for a kitten with the right point to be born, both parents must be carriers of this gene or be color points. It is impossible to recognize pure breed immediately at birth, as well as to find out how intense the color will be. Kittens are born monochrome, spots begin to appear by the age of one week, fully points will appear during the first year of life and will not change.
How colors are subdivided. Features.
2. Colors are divided into two large groups - patterned and even. Each color has its own code. The first option assumes the presence of stripes against the background of points, the second is a relatively uniform pigmentation, which stands out brightly and makes the cat extremely attractive.
Tabby Point Color Features:
In animals of this color variation, the points are not continuous, stripes are clearly distinguished on dark marks. The name of the color must necessarily contain a clarification indicating the color, for example, cream-tabby-point or blue-tabby-point. The standard gives a clear definition of where and how the strips should appear, which shape to take. On the face above the eyes the letter M should stand out, around the eyes the hair should have a spotty color. Ears of uniform color with a bright spot on the outside. The hips of the hind legs are striped, below the solid color, the front legs are striped, the stripes resemble torn rings going from bottom to top. Rarely encountered colors - red and cream tabby point.
Features of even (without stripes) colors:
Smooth spots on the cat's body can have different shades. The most common are black and brown. Such spots sharply emit a muzzle, tail, ears, paws. The second most popular is bull point, spots not so dark have a silver-blue tint or gray. Red Point - cats with saturated orange spots and golden tint hair. Tortoise color (tortie point0 - a chaotic combination of brown, cream, reddish, black. Cream point - spots of delicate beige and cream shade. Paw pads and tip of the nose from light pink to dark coral.
The standard allows any number of white spots on different parts of the body. More common are white socks on the forelegs, a white shirt front on the chest, white cheeks near the mustache, a discolored tip of the tail and stomach, or even half of the body is white (bicolor). In all colors, there are smoky points that fit into the name, for example, Cakes Smoke Point. Among the patterned options there are silver tabby points, in the name it is reflected like this - Blue-Silver-Tabby-Point or Blue-Torty-Silver-Tabby Point. Golden shades (Golden-Tabby-Point) are rare.