What is a blue-cream colored cat?

A blue cream colored cat is a dilute tortoiseshell cat (dilute tortie). The blue-cream colour is the dilute form of the tortoiseshell pattern. The blue replaces the black and the cream replaces the red color. The recessive dilute gene (dd) softens the colors.

What is a blue-cream colored cat?

Examples of dilute tortie cats. Photos in public domain. All the cats are non-purebred.

The book, Robinson’s genetics, says that this coat pattern differs slightly between America and Britain.

“In Britain, the colors of the blue-cream should be softly intermingled whereas in the USA preference is given to those cats with segregated patches of blue and cream.”

Variants of blue-cream colored cats

There are variants, namely: (1) Blue-Cream Shaded (2) Blue-Cream Smoke (3) Blue-Cream and White (4) Blue-Cream Point (5) Blue-Cream Lynx Point (6) Parti-Color Blue-Cream (7) Van Blue-Cream and White.

A former neighbor of mine owned a blue cream colored cat, Dana. There was a tortoiseshell wild cat! And dilute calicos are similar.

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What is a blue-cream colored cat? — 4 Comments

  1. I’m glad there’s a special name for such a beautiful coloring. My very special baby was a blue cream. Thank you for brightening my day. 😊

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