What is a tricolor cat? Tricolor means three colours. The use of ‘tricolour’ is used in relation to the Japanese Bobtail:
The traditional Mi-Ke version is black, red and white. There is the dilute tricolor of which the three colours are blue, cream and white. The patched tabby-and-white is brown tabby, red tabby and white and the dilute patched tabby and white is blue tabby, cream tabby and white.
The term ‘tricolour cat’ was first introduced by Leslie Williams in 1907. She referred to the ‘tortoiseshell-and-white’ or tricolor Persians.