7 misconceptions about sphynx cats (part 1)
7 misconceptions about sphynx cats Sphynx cats are perhaps the most unusual representatives of the pet cat kingdom. They seem to be some kind of alien creatures. There are many…

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Sphinxes (part 3)
VAN BI-COLOR: white and any other solid with white, tabby with white, tortie with white, etc. The location of color spots is limited to the head, tail and legs. On…

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Sphinxes (part 2)
BLACK TABBY COLOR: the main skin color is copper-red or brown. Marks are saturated black. The lips and chin are painted the same way as the rings around the eyes…

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Sphinxes (part 1)

All colors in any combination found in feline animals are recognized by the sphinxes. It should be remembered that the skin of the sphinxes can sunbathe. Under the influence of the sun, the skin color intensifies.

MAIN COLORS:

WHITE: skin color from white to pink. The skin of the nose and paw pads are pink.

BLACK: one tone of black from the nose to the tip of the tail. Pocket mirror: black. Paw pads: black or brown.

BLUE: one color tone from nose to tip of tail. Nose and paw pads: blue.

RED: deep, saturated, clear, red color without markings. Lips and chin: color similar to skin color. Pocket mirror of nose and paw pads: red-brown.CREAM: one shade of cream throughout the body, without markings. Pocket mirror and paw pads: pink.

CHOCOLATE: rich reddish brown, even distribution throughout the body. Mirror nose: brown. Paw pads: brown or cinnamon.

LILAC: frosty gray with a pinkish tint, even distribution. Mirror nose and paw pads: pink, lavender.

ZINAMON: Cinnamon color evenly distributed throughout the body. Pocket mirror of nose and paw pads: cinnamon.

FAVN: pale light beige color, which can be compared with the color of roe deer, evenly distributed throughout the body. Mirror of nose and paw pads: pale beige-pink.

TABBY COLOR:

MARBLE: Markings clearly identifiable on the legs and tail. Drawing tends to disappear on the bald body. On the legs markings in the form of open brackets to the inner surface of the legs, passing into markings on the body. The tail is covered with uniform rings. You can see several closed necklaces on the neck and upper chest. Characteristic marks may also be present on the skin. On the face, the lines are folded into a characteristic color pattern – in the form of an inverted letter “M”. A straight continuous line departs from the outer corner of the eye. There is a drawing (rounded) on the cheeks. Vertical lines along the back of the head continue toward the shoulder blades, forming a butterfly-shaped pattern on the sides with upper and lower wings, distinctly highlighted on the skin. Further markings consist of a line running along the spine from the butterfly to the tail, with stripes running parallel to the spinal line on both sides of it. These three stripes are separated by patches of less colored skin. Large contrasting spots are located on each side of the housing on each side, surrounded by one or more closed rings. Such marking should be symmetrical on both sides.

MACREL: markings clearly identifiable on the legs and tail. Drawing tends to disappear on the bald body. On the legs are marked in the form of brackets open to the inner surface of the legs, turning into markings on the body. Closed rings on the tail. Necklaces on the neck and chest are narrower, but larger. On the head there is a marking resembling an inverted letter “M”. A straight continuous line departs from the outer corner of the eye. Straight lines from the head go to the shoulders. The spine lines create a pattern resembling a narrow saddle. Thin, possibly discontinuous, strip marks pass across the body.

SPOTED (FIFTH): markings on the head, legs and tail correspond to the two previous descriptions. On the body there are spots that can be oblong, round or in the form of a socket. Any form of stain is acceptable. The spots should not merge to form a pattern similar to the Mackerel pattern. The dorsal stripe extends from the shoulder blades to the tip of the tail. The strip may consist of spots. There are also spots on the abdomen, sometimes called “vest buttons”. Drawing tends to disappear on the bald body.

TURTLE TABBY COLOR: black, chocolate, blue, lilac, cinnamon, fawn tabby color, with red or cream stains, clearly visible on the body and on the extremities. The presence of red (cream) on the face is desirable.

SILVER TABBY COLOR: the main color of the skin, including lips and chin, is a pale, almost white color. Marks are saturated black. Mirror nose: red-brown. Paw pads: black.

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Moon cats on earth (part 2)
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Canadian Sphynx Nutrition
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