Garrett – Male Bicolor

By Pammy
In Adopted
Jun 22nd, 2013


If you’re ready to find a new best friend and provide a forever home to an animal in need, please use the form below to contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue today!


CONGRATULATION TO GARRETT who was adopted at Petco in Goodyear 2 weeks ago. Sorry for the late post. We hope you get to stay here forevr this time Garrett, but always know Pammy is here for you just like before if something happens. Garrett is a gorgeous 2-year-old, neutered bicolor male short hair cat.

At a whopping 11.5 lbs, he fills up your arms completely for a good, solid hug. He so loves to be cuddled and held that, when you try to stop, he’ll give you a headbutt to remind you to get back to work.

Garrett was a stray who found his way to Pammy’s in Mach 2013. If you think you can give Garrett a new forever home, please use the form below to contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue.

Want to learn more about Bicolor cats? Read on!

Bicoloration in cats is graded from 1-10 with 1 being completely black and 10 being completely white. There are also several patterns with their own names. The cat labelled “bicolor” is the preferred pattern in show-quality bicolor purebred cats.

A low-grade spotting black-and-white bicolor cat is often known as a “tuxedo cat” or a “Billicat”. To be considered a tuxedo cat, its black coloring should be solid throughout, with white limited to the paws, belly, chest, throat, face, and possibly the chin: it should appear as if the cat were wearing a tuxedo.

Another type of black-and-white bicolor cat is nicknamed “cow cat” or “moo cat” (for a perceived resemblance to Seychellois Neuvieme – white with colored tail and head splashes (classic Van Pattern) Holstein cattle) and includes the magpie, cap-and-saddle and mask-and-mantle patterns. A cow cat does not have the solid black “jacket” of the tuxedo cat. Instead, it has big black patches over a mostly white body, often with a black mask over the head. “Black Mask Cats” are so called because they look like they are wearing a black mask over their head. The Turkish Van (white and red) is one good example of a bicolor breed. Van pattern is known to animal geneticists as the Seychelles (Seychellois) Pattern and is classified into 3 variants.

BicoloursSeychellois Neuvieme – white with colored tail and head splashes (classic Van Pattern)

Seychellois Huitieme – white with colored tail and head splashes plus additional splashes of color on the legs

Seychellois Septieme – white with splashes of color on the legs and body in addition to those on the head and the colored tail.

These are high grade white spotting of types 9, 8 and 7 on the bicolor chart.

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