These Are the 7 Rarest Cat Colors and Patterns

Lilac Cat Color: Lilac in cats is a pale brown with a slight purple tint, found in Persian, Siamese, Balinese, and Oriental Shorthair breeds through specific breeding.

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Fawn Cat Color: A rare, lighter-than-cream color caused by the cinnamon gene, seen in Abyssinian, Oriental Shorthair, and British Shorthair breeds.

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Colorpoint Pattern: Cats with a lighter body and darker shading around ears, paws, and nose, found in Siamese, Himalayan, Birman, Ragdoll, and Snowshoe breeds.

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Tortoiseshell Cat Color: A mix of orange and black fur, almost exclusively in females due to sex-linked genes, known for fiery personalities.

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Chocolate Cat Color: Brown and black combination resembling a chocolate Labrador retriever, seen in breeds like Havana Brown, Burmese, Balinese, and Siamese.

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Blue Cat Color: Also called silver or gray, thought to have originated in Russia, sometimes referred to as Russian Blue, uncommon but not extremely rare.

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Black Smoke Cat: Though black smoke is similar to blue/silver coloring, the two aren’t quite the same. Dr. Little explains that this rare cat color presents as a dark smokey hue, thanks to a combination of black, gray and white fur.

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