Lavender pinkish kitty - which color is this?

by Andrew
(NC USA)

Lavender pinkish kitty

Lavender pinkish kitty

Lavender pinkish kitty
Kitty from the side

Hello one of my cats recently had kittens and one of them has the most unusual coloring I've ever seen before. I was wondering if you knew what color it is and if there are other cats like it. The color is a lavender pinkish tone and I have included the following picture of him with his mother and another kitten from the same litter.

Andrew

Comments for Lavender pinkish kitty - which color is this?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 21, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
hes a tabby! NEW
by: loretta

we have a female the exact same color. Her name is Pinkie, she is now about 8 years old, and still PINK as can be! she was born here in our home from a yellow tabby. the had a brother the same color but he died at birth. These are the only two Ive ever seen in this color until I stumbled across your post. Hope he is still with you and livin well, Pinkie needs a boyfriend!

May 18, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
The second photo shows it
by: Alene

See the blotch on the side, and the necklaces? This is a cream classic tabby. Cream can express in a variety of shades, and this one is very pretty.

May 18, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
New pic
by: Leena

I added a new pic Andrew sent of the cute kitten - now you can see his head from the side.

Oh, and if you people wish to write to each other, send your emails to me using the "contact me" form and I'll forward them to both parties. I'm sure you don't wish spammers to catch your email from this discussion...

Leena :)

May 18, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cream or Lilac/Lavender
by: Susan

It's either cream or lilac/lavender. It might be both. They can tell whether it is lilac or not with a $40 DNA genetic color test from UC Davis.
http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/cat/

If it is a lilac/lavender it still might also be a cream since the sex-linked red gene is dominant. You would only see the cream if it is a cream. It is dominant to all of the black colors such as lilac/lavender.

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pink?
by: Amy

First of all, these kittens are mighty cute. Judging by your keen senses and cat obsession, I would conclude you are capable of figuring out the color of the kitten yourself. Please call me, I am interested in your cute, unique kitten. ;)

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Peach---
by: Stacie

Perhaps the kitten is peach colored? I had a grey and peach calico cat when I was younger.

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Lavender pinkish kitty - which color is this?
by: Mona

I think this baby is a lilac.

Best
Mona

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
What color?
by: Alene

I think it's a cream tabby. It would likely breed solid - any shade of red will have tabby marking somewhere, and the tortie is a solid. Lavender doesn't require points but to me, all I see is cream. I've seen some amazing shades of cream, so that's my bet.

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Kitten Color?
by: Sherry - Sadakat Turkish Angoras

Without knowing the parents color. I am pretty sure this kitten is cream, and solid at that! I have had solid creams and shaded creams, and this boy looks very similar to a solid. I don't see any darkening on the ears to indicate points. Check the pawpads, and if they are pink, then the kitten is most likely a cream.

Either way, good luck with your kitten, make sure to get him/her neutered/spayed, kept indoors where it is safer (i.e. will live longer, be a better companion)...

Will be interesting to see it develop. Want to share photos as it grows?

May 17, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Strange Colored Kitten
by: Lisa

Well, at first glance, since the mother & the sibling are both dominant colors (tortie & red), this kitten appears to be cream, which means that the mother had to be carrying dilute, & the fatherin question had to be either also carrying dilute or be a dilute himself.

It's not a very clear photo, so it's hard to tell. There IS a possibility of lavender if the dilute the mother is carrying is not only dilute but also pointed, & the father was a dilute pointed cat. Again, we'd need to see, good, clear, pictures of the kitten by itself, taken inside under a good light, & pictures of the paw pads.

Regardless, if this is an outside cat, when these kittens are old enough, mother herself should be spayed, & kittens should be fixed before you find homes for them.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to House Cats.

My Books

Mr Mummific

An ancient friend of mine, Mr Mummific dictated a book about how he became a mummy - and I was his scribe and artist. The book is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

On my other website www.ancientagypt101.com he continues his stories about life in ancient Egypt.

***

The Nephilim Quest Series

The first book in an epic fantasy series based on human mythology. The search for the mythical Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim, the half-angels. A story that moves on three levels - our times, ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. 

Preview Nephlim Quest 1: Shadowhunter online

You'll find the book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Smashwords, Kobo, iBooks and Payhip.

***

My Author Blog

Subscribe to Leena Maria by Email

If you are looking for demanding coloring, check:

Online Coloring Books Magazine - nr.1

It shows you step by step how to color this pretty Abyssinian cat with flowers. Each page has a color sample, and all the techniques are explained.