Cream cats, with their soft white and hint of orange undertone, are considered one of the rarest cat colors, and can be found in breeds such as Persian, Ragdoll, Maine Coon, British Shorthair, Manx, Munchkin, and Snowshoe.
Lilac color in cats, a pale brown with a hint of purple, is found in point-color breeds like Persian, Siamese, Balinese, and Oriental Shorthair when both parents have the recessive homozygote gene for coat color.
Fawn, a rare cat color, is a lighter diluted coat color similar to cream, primarily seen in pedigree breeds like Abyssinian, Oriental Shorthair, and British Shorthair, caused by the cinnamon gene.
Colorpoint patterns in cat breeds like Siamese, Himalayan, Birman, Ragdoll, and Snowshoe feature lighter body color and darker markings on ears, paws, and nose, with 16 point colors including lilac, chocolate, seal, and blue, making them highly coveted.
Tortoiseshell cats: rare, mostly female, fiery personalities, mix of orange and black fur, found in Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Persian, Cornish Rex, Ragamuffin, American Shorthair, and British Shorthair breeds.
Cocoa-colored cats, resembling small chocolate Labradors, can be found in breeds such as Havana Brown, Burmese, Balinese, Siamese, Devon Rex, Persian, and York Chocolate, but are less common in the wild.
Blue, a rare cat color, seen in Russian Blue, Korat, Chartreux, Nebelung, British Shorthair, Persian, Oriental Shorthair, Burmese, and Domestic Shorthair breeds, features a silver or gray appearance and diverse eye colors of yellow, green, and blue.
Black smoke color, rare in domestic long-hair breeds like Maine Coon, features a dark smokey hue with black, gray, and white fur. Also seen in Norwegian Forest Cat, Turkish Angora, Siberian, Persian, and Egyptian breeds.
Chinchilla-colored cats, with long, luxurious hair and large round eyes like Persians, have a faded appearance at the hair base and primary colors at the tips. This color pattern can be found in Persian and Maine Coon breeds.
The rare and coveted rosette pattern, with swirling-rose spots in brown, black, and white, is seen in breeds like Bengal, Serengeti, Savannah, Ocicat, Egyptian Mau, and Maine Coon, making them targets for theft.