Occasionally a tuxedo cat will have the ultimate accompaniment to their fancy attire in the form of mustache type markings under the nose
That Clark Gable look is very hard to resist. The rarest of tuxedos sport a black patch on the white chest that resembles a bowtie. These cats are referred to as "black ties" and are considered to be lucky in bringing wealth to their household. Tuxedo cats are sometimes referred to as "Jellicle cats" from the T.S. Elliot poem "The Song of the Jellicles" from his unusual book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" In the original book written in 1930, T.S. Elliot describes Jellicle Cats as black and white, but in the popular broadway musical "Cats" based on the book, the Jellicles come in an assortment of colors. Yet, formal attire is so aprapos for a night at the theater...
the Tuxedo cat is a carnivorous
diurnal (awake durig the day)
terrestrial(lives on the ground) digitigrade(walks on its toes)
feline (in the cat family) mammal (animal with mammary glands and hair folicles)
Tuxedo cat fans will tell you that cats with this color pattern tend to berelaxed, happy and dog-like in personality. Their reputation suggests they possess
superior intelligence and an outgoing, often quite vocal personality
Of course the Tuxedo Cat is not a breed. The word "tuxedo" describes
pattern that may occur among any number of breeds of purebred cats, and
of course, among mixed breeds and un-registered house cats as well. The
tuxedo color does appear in some particular
breeds quite often,
So, if you love the color pattern, and want to have some idea of the
likely size, temperament, and genetic tendencies your new kitten may
have, consider these: The Manx cat,
the Scottish Fold cat,
short hair and British
short hair cats, the
A Tuxedo cat is any domestic cat that has a solid black body with white paws, a white underbelly and a white chest, like this beautiful youngster...
Add a mustache and you have the ultimate Tuxedo cat, and, of course, when it comes to moustaches on cats you have the choice of
white face/black moustache....
or the even more dashing black face/white moustache affair...