Sphinxes are surprised not only by the lack of hair. This is a breed with amazing variety of colors. The skin of animals can be painted in a wide variety of shades – both traditional and rare.
- 1 Solid
- 2 Tabby
- 3 Tortoiseshell
- 4 Chintz (Calico)
- 5 Bicolor
- 6 Rare colors
The category includes solid colors – the body of the animal is painted in solid color. For Canadian sphinxes, several variations.
The skin of the animal is clean, shiny, tender whitish-pink shade. No spots and blotches. Nose, paw pads, lips while pink.
The skin is painted in uniform black. Not allowed white spots, tan marks, “ties”. Paw pads, nose – black or dark brown.
Uniform color from nose to tip of tail. It looks like silver or light gray. Pads, nose in an animal dark gray.
The skin of the animal is shiny, evenly colored in pale red shade. Marks, no spots. Lips, eye strokes the same color as and the whole body. The nose and pads are brick red.
The color of such a Canadian sphinx can be compared with the color buff. Nose, paw pads pink.
Cream Canadian Sphinx:
Cat skin is rich brown, chestnut color. Nose, paw pads – tones of cinnamon.
The correct description is frosty gray with a delicate pinkish “backlight”. The nose and pads of such a cat’s legs are dark pink, lavender.
A very interesting color is fawn, pale beige with a pink tone. Paw pads, cat nose are also light fawn.
The skin color of the animal resembles a hue of spice – saturated brown. Nose, paw pads – also the color of cinnamon.
Sphinx suit “cinnamon”:
On the animal’s legs are marked “bracelets”, on the neck – “necklace”. The tail is also ringed. On the forehead, the bands fold in the letter “M”. From the eyes on the cheeks of a cat a bizarre pattern diverges in butterfly shape. Throughout the body – uniform stripes.
Color variations “tabby” largely repeat the solid colors. On the body of the animal can be silver, lavender, fawn, brown, blue, chocolate, red, cinnamon, cream spots.
On a cold silver background – black “marking”. Lips the chin is earthy in color.
The main tone is copper, brown. On it is a black drawing. The chin, eye rims, lips should be the same color. Hind legs – with black heels.
The main shade is silver, pale gray. It goes over it deep blue pattern – contrast is visible to the naked the eye.
The main tone is a warm soft red. The drawing is saturated red.
The main shade is pale pale cream. Drawing – colors buff or more intense cream.
It is represented by two varieties:
- Chocolate-chestnut. The skin is a soft, warm fawn color. By She goes rich chestnut pattern.
- Chocolate silver. The main tone is grayish with cold metal tint. On it is a chocolate-colored mark.
Again, two variations are allowed:
- Cinnamon Tabby. The main tone is light honey. Picture – saturated cinnamon color.
- Cinnamon silver tabby. The main color is metallic, “shiny silver.” Decorated with cinnamon marks.
The breed standards also allow two varieties:
- Lavender Tabby. Skin tint pale lavender with pinkish tone. Marks of saturated lavender (gray-lilac) shade.
- Lavender and silver tabby. Background color is cold milk, transparent silver. It goes darker lavender picture.
The main shade is ivory. Drawing on the skin of an animal – fawn, yellowish brown.
Tiger type of “Canadians”:
For this group of suits of the Canadian sphinx, coloring is characteristic, resembling tortoise shell – black, cream, red specks and spots. Spout, paw pads are also variegated.
The main tone is cinnamon. Speckles are darker or reds.
On the skin of a gentle lavender tone, dark lavender, cream interspersed.
The main color is fawn. It goes darker cream either fawn “shell”.
Sphinx tortoiseshell color:
An interesting group, which combines the predominance of white (mainly on the lower part of the body). The suit is complemented various variations:
- White with black, red spots gravitating to the head, limbs, tail.
- White with cream and blue spots.
- White with blue and blue spots on the head, legs, tail.
Group of suits “chintz”:
The main feature of this category is a uniform combination on the body. animal spots are only two colors. Various options are allowed with white:
- Any color with white.
- Tortoise and white.
- Striped and white.
In conclusion – less common, but allowed by the standard colors.
Siamese (color point)
Kittens are born light, almost white. But with growing up they have a dark “mask” on the face, black legs and tail black. The eyes remain bright blue.
The baby is also born light, but with age “puts on a coat” – platinum, blue, striped, cream, blue, champagne.
Another suit that is formed by adulthood. it saturated dark sable color without spots, dimming, marks.
The skin of the animal is a warm copper, beige tone. The color is clean, without inclusions and marks.
The skin is pale gray, silver. No stripes and inclusions.