If a red or orange cat interests you, you will need to look to specific breeds known for producing these unique colors. More common colors in the cat world include; brown, tan, black, white, calico, brindle and mixed colors.
Although there are a few breeds that are commonly known as red or orange haired cats, these breeds are not usually solid orange or red but typically exhibit different shades of these colors or display patterns in their fur.
Let’s take a look at 3 breeds that are known for producing red and orange cats.
When you look closely at a red Persian you will see it isn’t a solid shade but there are always Tabby markings in the fur that tend to be more hidden in the gold and orange hues of fur, as opposed to Tabby markings that are more easily seen in other colors.
Tabby is not a breed of cat, but a type of marking in your cat’s fur, such as stripes or swirls, the infamous M marking on his forehead or markings around the eyes.
The Domestic Shorthaired
The Domestic shorthair cat is a common cat among households. They are one of the most common breeds to see in a variety of orange hues.
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Many have patterns throughout their fur with striking, expressive markings around their face and eyes. They are known as a middle-of-the-road cat in many ways.
They are not too big or too small, not too picky nor overly cuddly. They are not too hyper nor too docile. They are your average housecat that many people picture the minute they hear the word, cat.
The Abyssinian is one of the oldest breeds of cats and is said to resemble pictures of old Ancient Egypt paintings. Its physique is tall and muscular with a long neck, sweet almond eyes and big ears. It is a very dignified looking cat with a high level of intelligence.
They are often described as “people cats” and not “lap cats.” They enjoy the company of people and knowing what you’re doing without having to be on top of you. You probably won’t find a more loyal cat.
Along with the Abyssinian’s great physical features, their fur is similar to that of a bunny’s coat, short and silky smooth.
They are typically bred in the following colors:
- Ruddy and Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a dark outer coat with orangey, golden tones mixed throughout.
It’s common for red and orange cats to have striking colored eyes to match their luxurious red coats. Many red and orange cats have green or bright yellow eyes to offset their hair.
No matter which breed you choose, if your cat is a red, orange or any shade along the spectrum, he is sure to be noticed and admired for his uniquely good looks.