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Abyssinian Colours

Below is a brief of description of Abyssinian colours:

USUAL (23) - Tufty
Overall Appearance - Rich golden brown ticked with black.
Base Hair - Ruddy orange or apricot.
Ticking Colour - Black.
Nose Leather - Brick Red.
Paw Pads - Black.

USUAL SILVER (23s) - Smokey
Overall Appearance - Clear silver ticked with black.
Base Hair - Silvery white.
Ticking Colour - Black.
Nose Leather - Brick Red.
Paw Pads - Black

SORREL (23a) (Tufty's first litter of kittens were ALL Sorrel!)
Overall Appearance - Lustrous copper ticked with chocolate.
Base Hair - Bright apricot.
Ticking Colour - Chocolate.
Nose Leather and Paw Pads - Pink

All Abyssinian cats have ticked coats, though in some colours the ticking shows up more clearly than in others. What is ticking? Each hair on its back and sides has several bands of colours known as "ticking", giving an overall effect of a wild tabby pattern such as a hare might have.



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