Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington State
Yep, it's all marketing. A friend of mine who does rescue told me to advertise Helios as a Russian Blue. I didn't, but if we were going back to the shelter for adoption, I might have.
Around here orange tabbys are pretty highly sought after (I have a waiting list of people I know who want one, if I get in any fosters matching that description). "Siamese" marked cats are very popular. After that would be gray (like helios) white (solid white), long haired cats, calicos, "patchy" colors (black and white, gray and white, orange and white), tabbys, torties and then solid black. Age and sex matter to some people.