Color of Sphynx Cats
All colors and patterns in any combination, found in felines are acceptable in Sphynx. With the exception to any of the
color pattern that are determined by the placement of color on the single shaft such as shade, cameo, smoke, chinchilla,
ticked or otherwise tipped hair shaft. Being noted for its lack of hair, these descriptions would not apply to the Sphynx.
Note: exposure to sun will intensify all colors
( White ) Pure glistening white. Nose leather & paw pads: pink
( Black ) Black one level tone from nose to tip of tail. Nose leather & paw pads: black or brown
( Blue) Blue one level color from nose to tip of tail. Nose leather & paw pads: blue
( Red ) Deep rich brilliant red with out markings. Lips and chin same color as skin. Nose leather and paw pads:
brick red
( Cream ) One level shade of buff cream with out markings. Nose leather and paw pads: pink
( Chocolate ) Rich Chestnut Brown even through out. Nose leather & paw pads: brown or cinnamon
( Lavender ) Frosty-grey with pinkish tones even through out. Nose leather & paw pads: lavender-pink
( Fawn ) Pale pinkish fawn even through out. Nose leather & paw pads: pale fawn
( Cinnamon ) Cinnamon even through out. Nose leather & paw pads: cinnamon
( Classic Tabby Pattern)
Markings clearly defined on the legs and tail. Pattern tends to fade on hairless body. Legs evenly barred with
bracelets coming up to meet the body markings. Tail evenly ringed. Several unbroken necklaces on the neck and
upper chest, the more the better.   
( Markings seen on the skin.) Frown lines on head form an intricate letter "M"
unbroken lines run back from outer corner of eye. Swirls on cheeks vertical lines over back of head extend to shoulder
markings which are in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly outlined and marked with
dots inside outline. Back markings consist of vertical line down the spine from butterfly to tail with a vertical stripe
parallelling it on each side, the three stripes well separated by stripes of the ground color. Large solid blotch on each
side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings. Side markings should be the same on both sides. Double vertical
rows of buttons non chest and stomach.
( Mackerel Tabby Pattern )
Markings clearly defined on the legs and tail. Pattern tends to fade on hairless body. Legs evenly barred with bracelets
coming up to meet the body markings and tail barred. Necklaces on the neck and chest distinct, like so many chains.
Head barred with an "M" on the forehead. Unbroken lines running back from the eye. Lines running down the head to
the shoulder. Spine lines run together to form a narrow saddle. Narrow pencillings run around the body.
( Spotted Tabby Pattern )
Markings on the body to be spotted. The spots can be round, oblong or rosette-shaped. Any of these are of equal merit
but the spots, however shaped or place, shall be distinct. Spots should not run together in a broken Mackerel pattern.
A dorsal strips runs the length of the body to the tip of the tail. The stripe is ideally composed of spots. The markings
on the face and the forehead shall be typically tabby markings. Underside of the body to have "vest button". Legs and
tail are barred. Markings clearly defined on the legs and tail. Pattern tends to fade on hairless body.
( Patched Tabby Pattern )
A patched tabby (torbie) is an established silver, brown, blue, lavender, fawn, cinnamon or chocolate tabby with
patches of red or cream clearly defined on both the body and extremities; a blaze on the face is desirable.
( Silver Tabby )
A silver tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin, pale clear silver. Markings dense black. Nose leather: brick
red paw pads: black
( Brown Tabby )
A brown tabby skin ground color is brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black. Lips and chin the same shade as
rings around the eyes. Back of legs black from paw to heel. Nose leather : brick red. Paw pads: black or brown
( Blue Tabby )
A blue tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin, pale bluish ivory. Markings a very deep blue affording a good
contrast with skin ground color. Nose leather: old rose: Paw pads: rose
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Example of colors
( Red tabby )
A red tabby skin ground color red, markings deep, rich red. Lips and chin red. Nose leather and paw pads: brick red
( Cream Tabby )
A cream tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin, pale cream. Marking buff or cream sufficiently darker than
the ground color to afford good contrast but remaining within the dilute color range. Nose leather & paw pads: pink
( Chocolate - chestnut - Tabby )
A Chocolate tabby skin ground color warm fawn. Markings are rich chestnut brown. Nose leather : chestnut or pink
rimmed with chestnut. Paw pads: cinnamon
( Chocolate - silver Tabby )
Chocolate - silver tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin is silver. Markings rich chestnut. Nosse leather:
chestnut or pink rimmed with chestnut. Paw pads: cinnamon
( Cinnamon Tabby )
A Cinnamon tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin, a pale warm honey markings a dense cinnamon,
affording a good contrast with skin ground color. Nose leather & Paw pads: cinnamon or coral rimmed with cinnamon.
Paw pads: cinnamon.
( Cinnamon - silver Tabby )
A Cinnamon - silver tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin a pale glistening silver. Markings dense
cinnamon. Nose leather : cinnamon Paw pads: coral
( Lavender Tabby )
A Lavender  tabby skin ground color is pale lavender. Markings are a rich lavender, affording a good contrast withskin
ground color. Nose leather : lavender or pink rimmed with lavender. Paw pads: Lavender - pink
( Lavender -silver Tabby )
A Lavender _silver tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin, a cold clear silver. Markings are lavender Nose
leather : lavender or pink rimmed with lavender. Paw pads: lavender - pink
( Fawn Tabby )
A Fawn tabby skin ground color, including lips and chin a pale ivory. Markings dense fawn, affording good contrast
with skin gorund color. Nose leather & Paw pads: pale fawn
( Tortoiseshell )
A tortoiseshell, black mottled or patches with red and /or cream. Blaze on face desirable. Nose leather & Paw pads
also mottled color
( Cinnamon Tortoiseshell )
A cinnamon tortoiseshell, cinnamon mottled or patched with red and / or cream. Blaze on face desirable. Nose leather
& Paw pads also mottled color
( Lavender - cream )
Lavender : Lavender mottled or patched with cream. Blaze o face desirable. Nose leather & Paw pads also mottled
color
( Fawn - cream )
Fawn - cream: fawn mottled or patched with cream. Blaze on the face desirable. Nose leather & Paw pads also motted
color
( Calico )
White with unbrindled patches of black and red. White predominant on underparts
( Van Calico )
White with unbrindled patches of black and red confined to the extremities; head, tail, legs. One or two small patches
of color on body allowable
( Dilute Van Calico )
White with unbrindled patches of blue and cream. White predominant on underparts
( Dilute Calico )
White with unbrindled patches of blue and cream confined to the extremities; head, tail, legs. One or two small patches
of color on body allowable
( Bi - color )
Solid color and white, tabby and white, tortoiseshell and white, pointed and white, any color and white, ect.
( Bi - color )
( Fawn calico, Lavender Calico, Cinnamon Calico, Chocolate Calico ):
As for a Van Calico above, with appropriate marking color
( Pointed Pattern )
Pointed restricted colors show little or no color contrast between body and points in the mature Sphynx. Although born
very light in color, the pointed Sphynx will darken and appear solid in color as an adult. Eye color: vivid blue. Nose
leather and Paw pads: appropiate to coat color. The pointed pattern may be combined with ANY other
( except mink )
and ANY color, e.g. lilac - silver lynx pointed and seal - tortie point with white ( shown in the BI - Color Class
( Mink Pattern )
Point restricted colors show little or no color differentiation between body and points in the mature Sphynx. Although
born very light in color, the mink Sphynx will darken and appear solid in color as an adult. Eye color : aqua. Nose
leather and Paw pads: appropriate to coat color. The mink pattern may be combined with ANY other
( except pointed )
and ANY color, e.g. natural mink, champagne mink, platinum mink, natural tabby mink, blue mink, blue - cream, tortie
mink with white ( shown in the BI - Color Class )
( Sable )
The mature specimen is rich, warm sable brown without shadings, barring or markings of any kind. ( Kittens are often
lighter in color.) Nose leather and Paw pads: brown
( Champagne )
The mature specimen is warm honey beige without shadings, barring or markings of any kind. Nose leather : light
warm brown. Paw pads: warm pinkish tan
( Platinum )
The mature specimen is a pale silvery gray, without shadings, barring or markings of any kind. Nose leather and Paw
pads: lavender - pink
( Osc - Other Sphynx Colors )
Any other color or pattern. Cats with no more than a locket and / or button do not qualify for this class, such cats shall
be judged in the color class of the basic color, with no penalty for such locket and / or button. Examples: any color
with one, two, three or four white feet. All point restricted colors such as seal point, chocolate point, natural mink, blue
mink, sable, champagne, platinum, ect.
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