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Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns

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© 2008 - 2020 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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YtheKingofWaliaProfessional Digital Artist

Well, This should make a great android app, I was gonna post it on reddit, but then I thought it should be your idea, find yourself a trusted programmer, I will be the first to download! 👍

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Thank you for making this available as a poster! I ordered the medium one and I think it will look amazing on my wall!
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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
That's great, enjoy!
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coppmaidofficialHobbyist Digital Artist
HOW DO YOU READ THIS ODFJFSJDS
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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
You start by reading the description.
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coppmaidofficialHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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xloovesHobbyist Artist
This is very helpful!! Thank you.
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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
No problem!
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91108293Hobbyist General Artist
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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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
Don't worry about it :)
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SomaodioProfessional 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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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
Sorry you got ripped off!
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SomaodioProfessional Traditional Artist
It happens.... I guess? It's not really fair, but life isn't fair. I was angry about it for a long time and gave up entirely. Now I think if I can hit 1 Homer with an original design I can do it again! So I will be starting up my decal shop again shortly.
Thanks for the pick me up bud!
Rob
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jmruczusHobbyist 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-LemonaideHobbyist 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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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
You're welcome!
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Thank you for posting this--it's all very interesting!
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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
You're welcome!
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pea81866Hobbyist 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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Same
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milk030Student
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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MajnounaProfessional 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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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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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
Belated welcome! Glad you found it again :D It did take absolute ages to figure it out!
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