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Breed Coloring – CFA

Breed Coloring – CFA

Maine Coon InfoBreed Coloring – CFA

Color Class: Solid

WHITE

Pure glistening white. Nose leather and paw pads: pink.

BLACK

Dense coal black, sound from roots to tip of fur. Free from any tinge of rust on tips or smoke undercoat. Nose leather: black. Paw pads: black or brown.

BLUE

One level tone from nose to tip of tail. Sound to the roots. Nose leather and paw pads: blue.

RED

Deep, rich, clear, brilliant red; without shading, markings, or ticking. Lips and chin the same color as coat. Nose leather and paw pads: brick red.

CREAM

One level shade of buff cream, without markings. Sound to the roots. Nose leather and paw pads: pink.

Color Class: Bi-Color

BLACK & WHITE

A combination of black and white, with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

BLUE & WHITE

A combination of blue and white, with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

RED & WHITE

A combination of red and white, with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

CREAM & WHITE

A combination of cream and white, with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws./p>

Color Class: Parti-Color

TORTOISESHELL

Black with patches of red or softly intermingled areas of red on both the body and the extremities. Presence of several shades of red acceptable.

BLUE-CREAM

Blue with patches of cream or softly intermingled areas of cream on both the body and the extremities.

Color Class: Parti-Color & White

CALICO

White with unbrindled patches of black and red. White predominant on underparts.

DILUTE CALICO

White with unbrindled patches of blue and cream. White predominant on underparts.

TORTOISESHELL & WHITE

Color as defined for tortoiseshell with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

BLUE-CREAM & WHITE

Color as defined for blue-cream with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

Color Class: Shaded & Smoke

CHINCHILLA SILVER

Undercoat pure white. Coat on back. flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with black to give the characteristic sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tip- ping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black.

SHADED SILVER

Undercoat white with a mantle of black tipping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with black. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black.

CHINCHILLA BLUE SILVER

Undercoat white. Coat on back, flanks, head, and tail sufficiently tipped with blue to give the characteristic sparkling silver appearance. Legs may be slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest, pure white. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

SHADED BLUE SILVER

Undercoat white with a mantle of blue tip- ping shading down from sides, face, and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest, stomach, and under the tail. Legs to be the same tone as the face. The general effect to be much darker than a blue chinchilla. Rims of eyes, lips, and nose outlined with blue. Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

SHELL CAMEO

Undercoat white, the coat on the back, flanks, head, and tail to be sufficiently tipped with red to give the characteristic sparkling appearance. Face and legs may be very slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear tufts, stomach, and chest white. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose.

SHADED CAMEO

Undercoat white with a mantle of red tipping shading down the sides, face, and tail. Face and legs may be a deeper shading than the rest of the body. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) to be white. The general effect to be much redder than the shell cameo. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose.

SHELL CREAM

Undercoat white, the coat on the back, flanks, head and tail to be lightly tipped with cream. Face and legs may be very slightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) to be white. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose.

SHADED CREAM

Undercoat white with a mantle of cream shading down the sides, face and tail, face and legs may be a deeper shading than the rest of the body. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) to be white. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose.

SHELL TORTOISESHELL

Undercoat white. The coat on the back, flanks and tail to be lightly tipped with black and shades of red. Face and legs may be lightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to very lightly tipped with shading. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose to black, may also be patched.

SHADED TORTOISESHELL

Undercoat white. Mantle of black and red shading down the sides, face and tail. Face and legs may be a deeper shading than the rest of the body. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to lightly tipped. The general effect is to be much darker than the shell tortoiseshell. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose to black, may also be patched.

SHELL BLUE-CREAM

Undercoat white. The coat on the back, flanks and tail to be lightly tipped with blue and shades of cream. Face and legs may be lightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to very lightly tipped with shading. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose to blue, may also be patched.

SHADED BLUE-CREAM

Undercoat white. Mantle of blue and cream shading down the sides, face and tail. Face and legs may be a deeper shading than the rest of the body. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to lightly tipped. The general effect is to be much darker than the shell blue-cream. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose to blue, may also be patched.

BLACK SMOKE

White undercoat, deeply tipped with black. Cat in repose appears black. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask black with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Light silver frill and ear tufts. Nose leather and paw pads: black.

BLUE SMOKE

White undercoat, deeply tipped with blue. Cat in repose appears blue. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask blue with narrow band of white hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. White frill and ear tufts. Nose leather and paw pads: blue.

CAMEO SMOKE

White undercoat, deeply tipped with red. Cat in repose appears red. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask red with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: rose.

CREAM SMOKE

Undercoat white, deeply tipped with cream. Cat in respose appears cream. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Points and mask cream with narrow band of white at base of hairs next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather, rims of eyes and paw pads: pink desirable.

TORTIE SMOKE

White undercoat, deeply tipped with black with patches of red or softly intermingled areas of red on both the body and the extremities. The presence of several shades of red is acceptable. Cat in repose appears tortoiseshell. In motion the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Face and ears tortoiseshell pattern with narrow band of white at the base of the hairs next to the skin that may be seen only when fur is parted. White ruff and ear tufts. Blaze of red or cream on face is desirable.

BLUE-CREAM SMOKE

White undercoat, deeply tipped with blue, with clearly defined patches of cream as in the pattern of the blue- cream. Cat in repose appears blue-cream. In motion, the white undercoat is clearly apparent. Face and ears blue-cream pattern with narrow band of white at the base of the hairs next to the skin which may be seen only when the fur is parted. White ruff and ear tufts. Blaze of cream on face is desirable.

Color Class: Shaded/Smoke & White

CHINCHILLA SILVER & WHITE

Color as defined for chinchilla silver with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED SILVER & WHITE

Color as defined for shaded silver with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

CHINCHILLA BLUE SILVER & WHITE

Color as defined for chinchilla blue silver with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED BLUE SILVER & WHITE

Color as defined for shaded blue silver with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHELL CAMEO & WHITE

Color as defined for shell cameo with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED CAMEO & WHITE

Color as defined for shaded cameo with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHELL CREAM & WHITE

Color as defined for shell cream with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED CREAM & WHITE

Color as defined for shaded cream with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHELL TORTOISESHELL & WHITE

Color as defined for shell tortoiseshell with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED TORTOISESHELL & WHITE

Color as defined for shaded tortoiseshell with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHELL CALICO

White with unbrindled patches of black and shades of red. The coat on the back, flanks and tail to be lightly tipped with black and shades of red. Face and legs may be lightly shaded with tipping. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to very lightly tipped with shading. White predominate on the underparts of the cat.

SHADED CALICO

White with unbrindled patches of black and shades of red. Mantle of black and red shading down the sides, face and tail. Face and legs may be a deeper shading than the rest of the body. Chin, ear furnishings, stomach and chest (ruff) may be white to lightly tipped. The general effect is to be much darker than the shell calico. White predominate on the underparts of the cat.

SHELL BLUE-CREAM & WHITE

Color as defined for shell blue- cream with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHADED BLUE-CREAM & WHITE

Color as defined for shell blue- cream with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SHELL DILUTE CALICO

White with unbrindled patches of blue and tipped with blue and shades of cream. Face and legs may be lightly may be white to very lightly tipped with shading. White predominate on the underparts of the cat.

Color Class: Tabby

BROWN TABBY

Ground color brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black. Back of leg black from paw to heel. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather and paw pads: black or brown desirable.

BROWN PATCHED TABBY

Ground color brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black with patches of red. Nose leather and paw pads: brown, black or brick red
desirable.

SILVER TABBY

Ground color pale, clear silver. Markings dense black. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather: brick red desirable. Paw pads: black desirable.

SILVER PATCHED TABBY

Ground color pale, clear silver. Markings dense black with patches of red and/or cream. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose
leather: brick red desirable. Paw pads: black and/or pink desirable.

RED TABBY

Ground color red. Markings deep, rich red. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather and paw pads: brick red desirable.

BLUE-SILVER TABBY

Ground color pale, clear silver. Markings a deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather: old rose desirable. Paw pads: rose desirable.

BLUE-SILVER PATCHED TABBY

Ground color pale, clear silver. Markings a deep blue with patches of cream. Undercoat white. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather: old rose desirable. Paw pads: rose and/or pink desirable.

BLUE TABBY

Ground color pale bluish Ivory. Markings a very deep blue affording a good contrast with ground color. Warm fawn overtones or patina over the whole. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather: old rose desirable. Paw pads: rose desirable.

BLUE PATCHED TABBY

Ground color pale bluish Ivory. Markings a very deep blue with patches of cream. Warm fawn overtones or patina over the whole. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather: old rose desirable. Paw pads: rose and/or pink desirable.

CREAM TABBY

Ground color very pale cream. Markings of buff or cream sufficiently darker than the ground color to afford good contrast but remaining within the dilute range. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

CREAM SILVER TABBY

Ground color off-white. Markings cream. Undercoat white. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Nose leather and paw pads: pink desirable.

CAMEO TABBY

Ground color off-white. Markings red. White trim around lip and chin allowed. Nose leather and paw pads: rose desirable.

Color Class: Tabby & White

BROWN TABBY & WHITE

Color as defined for brown tabby with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

BROWN PATCHED TABBY & WHITE

Ground color coppery brown. Markings dense black but with distribution of white markings as described in brown tabby with white. Color as described for patched tabby (torbie) with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws.

SILVER TABBY & WHITE

Color is defined for the silver tabby with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four feet.

SILVER PATCHED TABBY & WHITE

Color as described for silver patched tabby (torbie) with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four feet.

RED TABBY & WHITE

Color as defined for the red tabby with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four feet.

TABBY & WHITE

Color as defined for tabby with or without white on the face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws. Colors accepted are blue, blue-silver, cream, cream-silver, cameo.

PATCHED TABBY & WHITE

Color as described for patched tabby (torbie) with or without white on face. Must have white on bib, belly, and all four paws. Colors accepted are blue patched or blue-silver patched.

Color Class: Other

MISCELLANEOUS

Any other color with the exception of those showing hybridization resulting in the colors chocolate, lavender, the Himalayan pattern; or these combinations with white. (Cats listed as AOV are to be registered and shown under AOV color class.)

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