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Silly question on colour

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by MaineCoonMommy, Apr 12, 2011.


  1. MaineCoonMommy

    MaineCoonMommy PetForums Member

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    I've tried to figure this one out on my own but I can't :rolleyes: What does it mean when a colour is described as cream silver shaded or red silver shaded (with or without white)? What does the silver shaded mean?? :confused: The pictures I've seen of cats with these colours just look plain cream or red, don't see silver. :blink:
     
  2. welshjet

    welshjet PetForums VIP

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    ??? Sorry just looking at post, only answer i can give is - you got me on that one sorry
     
  3. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    To quote the Maine Coon Cat Club

     
  4. MaineCoonMommy

    MaineCoonMommy PetForums Member

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    I've read that too, but I don't see the 'silver' ? lol
     
  5. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    No you won't see silver in a red silver shaded. The red silver is the colour and the shaded is the look of it being lighter [as described by MCCC] like having flour.

    Red silver tends to be a very light red such as:

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    Whilst a red silver shaded looks lighter like:

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    Both look very different to a red

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  6. MaineCoonMommy

    MaineCoonMommy PetForums Member

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    Ooooooooooookay, that is making sense to me now! Thanks for the explanation! It was driving me crazy lol.
     
  7. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    No problem. :D Very interesting and just adore Maine Coon colours as they are so varied.
     
  8. Chez87

    Chez87 PetForums VIP

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    My absolute favourite colour MCs! Red silver, red silver shaded, cream, cream silver and cream silver shaded!! I will have one one day!!
     
  9. jenny armour

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    yes harry my red silver and white nfc is very blonde and his father was a silver tabby and his mother a black tortie and white
     
  10. Cazzer

    Cazzer PetForums VIP

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    Yes they are my favourite colours as well. I have Karlo a cream tabby and white and his sister Kaisa a red silver tabby and white NFC.

    These are old pics now as they are now nearly eight months

    Music Festival Photos | New Kittens (2).

    I have set my heart though as well on a red tabby coonie or wegie :D. I know there is a coonie available quite close who was born on my birthday but Karlo and Kaisa were supposed to be my birthday presents anyway! Ps the rex belongs to Kaisa and Karlo's breeder
     
  11. honeysmummy

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    ooohhhh gorgeous cats :001_wub:
     
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