First, I want to apologize for any incorrect coloration terms I use! I also understand that Midas is likely just a domestic short-hair without any specific "breed" origins. I got him from neighbors whose father owned him and the man was going into a nursing home. The man has since passed away, so I have no idea if Midas was purchased, given as a gift from a breeder to the man, or found in a box that said "free kittens" in front of a local market. There is just no way for me to know. I also understand that while he might act like "insert breed here" in that he is very attached to his people, talkative, and trainable, so are many cats from unknown or common origins.
With all that being said, I have NEVER seen another cat that looks like Midas. I frequently browse Petfinder just to see one. I have seen cats with a similar color, but never the color and markings at the same time. Hence why I would love some sort of consensus on what his markings and coloration would be considered. That way when people ask me "what is he?" I can be like, "domestic short-hair, with an unusual purple-polkadot coloration and pattern that makes him think he is more special than he really is."
My personal best guess is that he is simply a ticked tabby with buff coloration. Except the ticking is very messy, with some places darker than others, not evenly like the ones I see.
Of course you can't guess without pictures...
This first picture is of him when I first got him almost 3 years ago. He does NOT have the spots anymore, but he did have them at one point. Weird.
This is a picture I took of him today. I apologize that they are in a bathroom, the lighting was good.
These next two are with flash. With flash you can see that his left side has a few small/faint spots, while his right side has a dark patch in the middle, as well as a few smaller dark patches.
This last one is of his rump to really highlight the variation of his undercoat vs. his overcoat.
If you need more pictures in order to better guess and/or have a specific way to taking pictures in order to better determine colors, please tell me! I will gladly take more.