Siberian Cat Colors and Coat Patterns: Pointed, Bicolored, Smoke

Cat Breeds August 11, 2021
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Siberian Cat Colors and Coat Patterns: Pointed, Bicolored, Smoke

The first thing you notice about Siberian cats is their big size.  Siberian cats are big, albeit not as large as the Maine Coons. Siberian males often weigh between 5 and 8 kg while the females weight is between 3 and 6kg. But these gentle giants have more going than size. The Siberian cat has a lively personality, is intelligent, loyal, and can survive in harsh cold environments.

In addition, these felines are uniquely gorgeous with their fluffy thick coats and their sweet round faces, making them prized family pets.

One of the attractive features of these furballs is their coat colors and patterns. The recognized coat patterns of the Siberian cats include Solid, Neva Masquerade, Chinchilla, Bi-Color, Wideband, Smoke, Tabby Shaded, Lynx Point, Point, and.

Let’s look at each of these Siberian coat colors in detail, shall we?

1.     Solid

solid color siberian cat fur

A Siberian cat with a solid coat has one flat color on its coat. The color will be solid from the fur’s tip to the root.

These beautiful cats also have one tone of color from the tip of their nose to the tail end. Some of the typical solid coat colors of the Siberian cat include:

  • Pure white
  • Black
  • Red
  • Slate blue
  • Cream

2.     Neva Masquerade/Pointed

Neva Masquerade/Pointed siberian cat

The Neva Masquerade or pointed is a coat pattern characterized by one solid color on the cat’s tail, legs, and face. The other parts of the cat’s body will be a creamy shade of tan or white. The Nevas also have blue eyes, while the marked color at the tail, feet, or paws can be brown, blue, or red.

The pointed Siberian cats are born white at birth, but as they age, they manifest the pointed traits. These cats are nicknamed Neva Masquerade as they look like they are wearing a fancy party dress.

3.     Chinchilla

chinchilla siberian cats

The Chinchilla Siberian cat has a shimmering white coat, but the tip of each of the white hairs has a black or brown color. This is what gives the coat the shimmering or golden effect.

The Chinchilla cats also have deep dark paws, legs, back, head and flanks. Unfortunately, very few Siberian cats have the Chinchilla pattern on their coats.

4.     Bicolored

The coat is of a Bicolored Siberian cat is primarily white. Other Bicolor Siberians have white areas on their bodies which may be on their paws or chest.

Siberian bicolor cats also have an inverted white “V” on their face. However, Siberians with white chins extending to their chests and throats aren’t bicolor but solids.

5.     Wideband Colored

Wideband Siberian cats have dark colors on their hair shafts such that the undercoat appears like it has a different color from the outer coat. The undercoat color has a wide band and takes up much of the cat’s hair color.

For instance, a black or blue Siberian tabby cat will have a russet undercoat that appears gold, while a red tabby will appear as silver red due to the dark colors on the undercoat.

Solid colors in wideband patterned Siberian cats have a smoky appearance while silver tabbies become almost white.

6.     Smoke

Smoke siberian cat

Smoke Siberian cats have a solid color with silver-gray patches on the coat. The cat’s undercoat appears to have a light smoky appearance and has many striking colors when you part the fur.

Some possible Siberian cat smoke colors include blue, black, cream, red, cameo, blue-cream, and tortoiseshell.

7.     Tabby

siberian tabby cat

A Siberian tabby cat will have a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns on its coat. For instance, Siberian tabbies may have mackerel or stripped, classic or botched, shaded or spotted patterns.

For all these patterns to be referred to as tabby, the cat must have a tabby “M” pattern on the forehead. These kitties should also have rings on their tails, colored stripes on the legs, necklaces on the necks and chests, and beautiful spots on their tummies.

Some of the possible Siberian cats tabby coat colors are described below;

  • Black or brown tabbies – The brown or black-tabby colors are referred to as classics or the ultimate tabby colors in Siberian cats. These tabbies come in various brown or black shades, including cool, pale, warm, and dark browns or blacks. Brown tabbies have a wild look, and due to their forest colors, you can almost picture them hunting their prey in the Siberian forests.
  • Golden tabbies – These Siberian cats are absolutely beautiful with a shimmering, eye-catching golden color. Unfortunately, these tabbies are hard to breed, so they aren’t very common. Golden Siberian tabbies have a bright golden color on their coats, a pink nose, and black paws. The golden color can come in various shades, from deep apricot to a pale straw golden shade.
  • Silver tabbies – Silver Siberian tabbies have a white undercoat and lack tips. Their fur gives a shimmery appearance or a tarnishing golden effect on the coat. Most silver tabbies are brown or black silvers meaning they appear to have a white coat with brown or black tips.
  • Tortoiseshell tabbies – Tortie tabbies, also referred to as torbies, have a silver, blue, or brown coat with patches of red. Most torbies are female and have a mischievous character, according to their owners.
  • Blue tabbies – Blue or cream tabbies have a blue-greenish coat that looks like a koala. This color is a result of having a dilute gene on a red or black coat.

In closing, the Siberian cats have a variety of coat patterns and colors. Hopefully, after reading this guide, you now know what to look for when looking for particular Siberian coat color. Don’t forget to share with us in the comments section below which of the six Siberian cat colors and patterns highlighted above is your favorite.

FAQ

What colors do Siberian cats come in?

The Siberian thick coat comes in various colors, including solid white, blue, black, silver, and red. These beautiful cats also come in a wide range of patterns, including smoke, Neva Masquerade, point, Chinchilla, Wideband, tabby, and bi-color.

What is the rarest cat fur color?

The rarest Siberian cat fur colors are chocolate and cinnamon. Rare patterns include the chinchilla, golden tabbies, smoke, and pointed patterns. The most common Siberian colors include white, black, gray, blue, and orange.

Can Siberian cats be tabby?

Yes, Siberian cats can have a tabby pattern. The Siberian tabby cat comes in various shades, including black, golden, blue, silver, and tortie.

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