Cat Lovers: Win a $25 Gift Card to Earth Pets!

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Here’s your chance to win a $25 Gift Card

to Earth Pets Organic Feed & Garden!

It’s easy and fun!  Just check out the Guide to Housecat Coat Colors and Patterns poster below to find the coat color/pattern that best describes your cat (or cats).

Enter the drawing by simply sharing your results here as a comment to this post.

A winner will be picked randomly and announced here on our blog January 24th, 2011.

Dear Cat Lovers

Is your cat a mackerel, ticked or spotted tabby?  Do you know the difference between van, harlequin and tuxedo colored cats?   Did you know that patches or swirls on a cat’s coat (the ones that look like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that have moved away from each other) are exactly that; solid color layers that cracked apart as the kitten embryo grew?

Cat lovers have got to check out this amazing Guide to Housecat Coat Colors and Patterns poster.  It shows an enormous range of  housecat coat and eye colors and patterns.  The chart includes groupings of colors and patterns along with lots of fascinating tidbits about the inheritance of these traits.  It’s quite a big chart (click on the image to see it full size), so it may take you a while to really  pore over it but you’ll be fascinated.  I spent all morning captivated by it and had fun looking for the best descriptions of our two store cats, Radio and Walter.  (See my results at the end of this post.)

Click the image to make it bigger: then click it again to make it even bigger

Which coat color and pattern best describes your cat?

Comment on this post and let us know what you learned!

Check out my results for the Earth Pets store cats

Radio: bicolor Van?

Here’s Radio: From what I can tell he’s in the group “piebald/ bicolor/white spotted patterns” and is a Van.

Walter: broken mackerel brown tabby?

And Walter:  I think  he’s in the group “tabby patterns/broken mackerel” and is a brown tabby.

Which coat color and pattern best describes your cat?

Comment on this post and let us know what you learned

You’ll be entered in the drawing to win a $25 gift card to Earth Pets!

Winning Gift Card can be used for any purchase in the store
No purchase necessary to participate or claim prize
Gift Card good only at Earth Pets Organic Feed & Garden

A Winner will be notified by email and announced on this blog


Congratulations LEECIA PRICE!

UPDATE:  We did the random drawing last night and the name picked was

LEECIA PRICE!  Congratulations Leecia, see you at Earth Pets!


20 responses to this post.

  1. My Lucie is a torbie, I think, maybe blue-cream type, but I’m not quite sure.


  2. Posted by Rhonda Abbett on April 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Chocolate point siamese


  3. Posted by Danielle Barnes on April 8, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I would like to order this chart for our animal control. How much and how do I order?


  4. May I know why you are reposting my work without permission or credit, even though it’s said very clearly on it that reposting is not allowed? Either include a proper link to the poster’s home, which is, and full credit to myself as the author, or take it down. I’m generally lenient when people ask for permission, but this kind of dishonest behavior is why I have bold, red warnings against thievery on all my charts.


  5. I came here trying to identify a coat pattern. Love the chart. It’s very informative!


  6. Posted by Sidney Harwood on August 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Hello! Any idea what color tabby my new kitten is? I’m thinking a brown spotted tabby but he is very very dark.
    Here’s a photo:


  7. Yea. Now we need to think of another fun way to offer another Gift Card. Any ideas?


  8. Posted by Stephanie C. on January 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Oh, okay, I didn’t see that. How great for her! 🙂


  9. Hi Stephanie, we did the random drawing last week and the winner was emailed and announced here (above in the post). The winner was Leecia Price and when she came to Earth Pets to get her Gift Card she brought her rescued dog Buddy – Buddy got lots of yummy treats that day! 🙂


  10. Posted by Stephanie C. on January 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Who won? 🙂


  11. Posted by Nikki Hammock on January 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Phoebe is a Calico Tabby/Caliby – she looks so much like the “picture” on there that it is shocking!!! I find it funny because her paws and nose are “calico” as well!! She has green/yellow eyes.

    She is crazy, but I love her! 😀


  12. My lovely Siberian (persian mix?) rescue kitty must be lilac mink – I thought the point stuff was confusing I didn’t know there was a mink part to this too. He also has the lynx/tabbie point a bit. I love this poster! Also I had no idea to count the skin/feet color in the determination.

    Thank you for the poster and for the opportunity to win. Leecia


  13. Posted by Mindy Lu on January 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Pepita Maria is a silver shaded/black pewter. This chart is nutso! Can you imagine creating this??? WOW. So cool!


  14. Posted by Terry on January 18, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Ms. Kitty is a cream tabby. Very interesting chart, but left me a bit dazed.


  15. Posted by Stephanie C. on January 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    My two boys are half-brothers. They are both classic tabbies with tuxedo whitespots. One is brown (though I would call him black, LOL) and the other is ginger. They both have hazel eyes. They both have pink pads on their feet, so that didn’t seem to fit in with the chart.

    That was fun! Thanks! :o)


  16. Posted by Lucy on January 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hi, I am Lucy. My owner thinks that I am very smart and asked me to match up my colors myself because I have much better vision than she does. I think that I am a Lilac Cream Torbie. I drool a lot when I am happy and then I think that my colors dilute a lil bit. Meow, meow….


  17. Posted by Jamie on January 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wiley is a brown mackerel tabby and my crazy orange cat Oranssi is actually a cream classic tabby.


  18. Posted by Susan Niemann on January 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    My Nova is a brown mackerel tabby… with a sweet little white star in the middle of her forehead 🙂


  19. Griffin- Eumelanin (completely grey)


  20. Griffin: Eumelanin (completely grey)


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