American Shorthair Cat, Calico and Tortoise

The standard of the tortoise variety requires of a black background with well-defined red and cream stains on the trunk, legs and tail. It is desired a stroke of red or cream on the face.

The truffle and the soles of the feet are of a tile or black, and the eyes, are golden.

In the calico variety, it is required a white background with well defined red and black stains. The color white must predominate on the belly. The truffle and the soles of the feet are pink and the eyes, golden.

In the blue calico variety, the blue and cream respectively substitute the colors black and red.

This last variety must present a blue background with well-defined stains of a cream color on the trunk, legs and tail. The truffle and soles of the feet are blue or pink and the eyes, golden.

Dotted Varieties
The chinchilla variety is one of the most spectacular. The under fur is of a pure white, but the black dotting of the loin, sides, head and tail gives them the shiny silver aspect that characterizes this variety.

The legs may also present slight dotting. The jaw, the locks of hair on the ears, belly and chest must be of a pure white color. The eyes may be of a green or a bluish green tone. The silver shaded is a darker version of the chinchilla.

Over the white under fur, it presents  a black shade that begins at the sides, face and tail. It offers a dark tone on the loin and white at the jaw, chest, belly and inner face of the tail. The legs must have the same tone as the face. The colors of the soles of the feet, truffle and eyes are the same as for the chinchilla.

On the camed, the dotting is similar to that of the chinchilla variety, but the under fur is white and the exterior hair, red. The soles of the feet and the truffle are pink and the eyes are golden.

The red shaded is similar to that of the silver shaded, but it presents a more intense red dotting than that of the camed.

Smokes
In the smoke varieties, when the cat is at test it must seem as if he were of the color of the dotted.

All the varieties have white under fur and an intense dotting. The following colors are admitted: black, blue camed (red) and tortoise. In any case, the soles of the feet and the truffle presents the color of the dotting (in the case of the tortoise variety, red or black) and the eyes are of a golden tone.

Bicolors
The standard establishes a white cloak with dispersed black, blue, red or cream stains. The soles of the feet and the truffle may be pink or of the same color of the cloak.

In the van variety (a loaned term from the characteristic color pattern of the van Turk) the color is limited basically to the head, legs and tail. The soles of the feet and truffle may be pink or combined with the color of the cloak.

The calico van presents black and red stains on the head, legs and tail, and the blue van, with blue and cream stains.

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