|-CatStats- Tuxedo Cat|
|colors||solid black body with white paws and chest, sometimes face - sometimes a black moustache!|
Tuxedo cats are not a breed but a color pattern that may occur in almost any type of domestic cat. A tuxedo cat is a cat with solid black color on the body and head with white feet, belly and chest. The effect is of a cat wearing formal attire and is really pretty cute. Tuxedo cats can have white on the face and the tip of the tail as well, but the main requirement is black body, white points. 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. 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...
Cool Cat Facts...
The Tuxedo Cat is a color, not a breed!
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...
The Tuxedo Cat is not a breed. The word "tuxedo" describes a
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 Oriental
short hair cat, the Siberian
cat, the Exotic
short hair cat, and the Persian
cat. Even exotic breeds like the LaPerm
cat, the Munchkin
curl, the Sphynx cat
and the Devon rex
and Cornish rex
cats have tuxedo colored individuals on a regular basis, so with a
little effort, you could find a cat that is not only a perfect fit for
you, but also your favorite color!
Owners of Tuxedo cats believe that
there is more than just the color of their cat that is