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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Blue vs. gray fur coloring

How can I tell if Star and Lucky are gray and white or blue and white? The reason I ask is because Lucky's gray (blue?) is much lighter than Star, whereas Star's gray (blue?), from certain angles, looks almost black.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 10:50 PM
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Hmmmm....interesting question. I always thought blue and grey were used interchangeably, but I'm no expert on cat colors and patterns, so I'm interested in learning the answer, too.
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From what I understand, there is no such thing as a grey cat, only blue.




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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2005, 12:06 AM
 
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That is a good question. When I look at Wallace he sometimes just looks gray and beige (he's a gray tabby-med/longhair). But in certain light, which I especially notice at the vet, he looks blueish(sp?) and apricot. So, I would like an answer to that question too.
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There is no "grey" technically speaking. "Grey" cats are blue cats officially. So, a "grey tabby" is technically a "blue tabby" and a "grey and white" is technically a "blue and white", etc.
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Another example of a "grey tabby" is a silver tabby of course as I understand it silvers dark fur has more of a brown tinge to it in the light and a blue tabby would appear lighter overall with no brown.
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A black silver tabby (commonly called just silver) is a "black tabby" with the silvering gene, ie. white fur that the bottom that gives the fur a silver color. A blue-silver tabby would be a blue tabby with the silvering gene, ie. white at the bottom. Then there's also red-silver, cream-silver, etc. etc. etc.
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