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Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna
This chart can no longer be downloaded in full size on dA. To view it properly, go to my own website. To buy a print, visit Redbubble.

Note that messybeast.com has grossly and shamelessly copied my work point by point for their own purposes: messybeast.com/colour-charts.h… .  Hiss hiss boo. I learned a lot from the site (itself based on existing books) during my research and always credited it for that, and they turn out to be particularly sneaky thieves. So I'm making sure people who see the chart are aware of this.

Based on CFA standards. This was made using more sources than I can list, but one of the most helpful sites I found that helped me sort this out is www.tenset.co.uk/catgen/catsof… .

Asking me to identify your cat's colour is a waste of my time and I won't respond.

The full series (get the book! Guide to Cats - the book by Majnouna):
Guide to Pantherinae/Big cats
Guide to Felinae/Little cats
Guide to Housecat breeds 1
Guide to Housecat breeds 2
Guide to Coat colors and Patterns
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xlooves Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is very helpful!! Thank you.
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91108293 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  New Deviant
Ugh. Messybeast has no creativity! They shouldn't have stolen this! If there was a contact us link on Messybeast, I sure would give them a piece of my mind! :angry: :angry :angry: :angry: 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Don't worry about it :)
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Somaodio Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Some people have no sense of creativity that they just out right steal from others. It would be one thing if they took the information and used bits and pieces, but not rip-off the entire work and call it theirs!!!
That really burns me when people take your hard creative energy and sell it off as their work. Bullshit!!
I sell Custom Vinyl decals and people rip mine off and sell them all the time. I make the design from scratch. I of course use reference photos, but in no way cut and paste. The design is strictly mine! With my own work put into it and I take it to market. Design sells really well for months and all the sudden the sales start to drop off more and more. I did a quick google search of the design and sure enough it's on t-shirts, decals, coffee cups, etc. It's not fair and there isn't a darn thing you can do about it. You can send C&D letters till you are blue in the face. For every person you stop 2 more take their place. I know EXACTLY how you feel!!!!

PS: If you are interested, the decal I'm referring to that I MADE(have all the original sketches plus the .AI / .PDF Files) I named 'Loki's Army'. If you google search that you will find hundreds of people selling that design and not one of them is me unfortunately! I know Marvel Comic's holds the rights to the Character, but my design is not taken from any picture produced by them or anyone. It was 100% me that came up with the idea!!!
Loki's Army by Somaodio  
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Sorry you got ripped off!
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jmruczus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought so messybeast did it himself/herself. I think so he/she was very... you know what I mean.
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Little-Lemonaide Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I've been looking back at this chart when coming up with characters for years! I had no idea where it originated, but I'm so glad to have found it. Thank you for making it!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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bluehentrooper Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Thank you for posting this--it's all very interesting!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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pea81866 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
since computers suck it doesnt allow me to go to your webpage to fully view it because "privacy issues". No matter what browser i use it blocks it, is there any other ways i can view it?
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ltty-bitty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
Same
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milk030 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student
This is a very good book.
But as a friend from inland China,It's hard for me to buy it through your website.
If you can publish it at amazon.cn (you can publish eBook in Kindle), I will be very grateful to you!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Amazon is not an option, but you can buy it from Gumroad gumroad.com/l/felines or on Etsy www.etsy.com/uk/listing/548291…
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CMCrusoe Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist
I would love to see a chart like this for dogs! :)
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Snowfeather4876 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Ohhhhh!!! I've been looking for the original for such a long time, and I've just found it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this! This guide has helped me so much to understand the wide variations of cat colours and patterns that exist. When I first saw this, it got me researching their genetics further, which has become something that I'm really interested in and really love. I can't even begin to comprehend how much time you've put into this amazing work, but all I can say is that you must have phenomenal patience. xD Thank you once again, for sowing the seeds for one of my interests, and for being generous enough to share this with the internet.
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Azuritelol Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I can't read it... Help!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Reading the description would be a good start.
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Azuritelol Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I did, replying earlier might've been a good start for you.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
:no:
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:iconazuritelol:
Azuritelol Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am so sorry
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ok
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Azuritelol Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I didn't realize you were the owner of this! I am so sorry.
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ltty-bitty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
What an ass kisser haha
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Azuritelol Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Sorry....
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Azuritelol Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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DoodlingDove Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure this is an internet photo you can find if you search up "Cat pelt colors chart" or something unless you submitted it to google and I saw it there...
i mean it doesn't matter anyway though😂...
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Blazesong Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
you can't 'submit to google' google searches sites for image.
this has been taken and reposted around the internet so you likley just saw it used after being taken from here or the artists site
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Gecko998 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
All I can say is wow.
and I used to think i was good at art.
pffft not anymore

*presses watch*
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tukidi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Hi,
I have white male cat (not sure if he's white solid or not) with an odd-eye of blue and yellow.
If I want to have kitten with blue eyes, which female cat should I get to mate with him?

Is there such certain method to predict the coat & eye color? Thanks.
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WarriorCatMoon335 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You may not want to have a white kitten with blue eyes because there's a good chance they'll be deaf
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I'm not a breeder!
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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question. What actual eye colors can amber furred cats have. You put the rim color, but I want to know what color the actual eyes are. Are they white, like in the chart? Or can they be certain colors?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
They can be any color (see the box about eye colors). The color associations of eyes with fur specified in the chart are those considered "proper" by cat fancy associations, and indicate true breeding, but genetically there is no restriction unless specified, the cats would just not be accepted at contests. The eye was left white for the ambers because this color is not recognized anyway so there is no color requirement for the eyes. The leathers (rims etc) are specified because they are actually related to the fur color.
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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. Thanks for clarifying.
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avandone Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Hi this is a great job. I would like to link it on my website (www dot franciacortafelix dot it) if you don't mind...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi there, you're welcome to link to it, but not to repost the image. Please link to this page which has the image in full size: www.cedarseed.com/tutorials/ca…
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analuisarojas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Beautiful!!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, what actual eye colors can amber-colored cats have? I can see the brown rim, but what color are their acutal eyes? Are they white?
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MizuChancellor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Hello, I'm working on a written explanation of basic cat genetics for warrior cat ocs and I referenced this guide while writing for specific color names and combinations to help me visual what I was reading and writing and I was hoping to put the image in the guide for others to have the help with visualization. It will be on a forum so either the image itself will link back here or I can add a link and written credit or even both. Either way ill put it as a source link in my sources section.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome to add the link wherever you like, but you may not repost the image itself anywhere. Thanks!
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MizuChancellor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Alrighty thank you. I can have it so that the image itself would be link, like if clicked on it would go to your original posted image, but if that's still a ko a regular link is perfectly ok. Ik I mentioned that in my first comment I just wasn't sure if I said it so it made sense. Sorry to bother you and thanks again.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
No worries. You may want to link to www.cedarseed.com/tutorials/catcol.html where it can be viewed in full size.
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Ebbontide Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   General Artist
Ah, so you're the original creator of this. I first saw it on messybeast.com many years ago and it has helped me several times both with art and general learning. Thank you for sharing this and I'm glad I now know who the original artist is.
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SuccubusLust Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
How would one explain my boy Cosmo then ?
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CreepyWarriorPony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Very helpful! I'll be able to create realistic Warriors OCs or just cat OCs in general! Thanks!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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Krysiis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can two cats that appear like a light gray female, and a darker gray spottedish male create brown kittens without knowledge of the parents of the parents?
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