Thursday, April 5, 2007
13 Facts About Tuxies
1. Tuxies are part of the bi-color group of cats.
2. A bi-color cat is considered a tuxedo cat if there is low-to-medium grade white spotting limited to the face, paws, throat and chest of an otherwise black cat.
3. A black and white bi-color cat is also called a jellicle cat in the United Kingdom.
4. Tuxies can be gray, black, or even a color know as "blue."
5. There are many patterns of tuxies, in both long and short fur.
6. Another type of black-and-white bicolor cat is nicknamed "cow cat" or "moo cat. A cow cat doesn't have the solid black "jacket" of the tuxedo cat. Instead, it has big black patches over a mostly white body, often with a black mask over the head.
7. Many tuxedo cats appear to sport goatees, due to the black coloration of their lower jaw and chin; and, black face masks.
8. There are 10 identifiable grades of bicolor in cats, plus several patterns with their own names.
9. Some famous tuxies are Socks, the white house cat; and Felix and Sylvester cartoon cats.
10. We are smart.
11. We are cute and fun.
12. We are loving.
13. We rock!