Help with color?

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Help with color?

Post by eckokitten » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:54 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of what color this little girl is? She is all white except this masked patch.

It is very light. Her mom was siamese and her dad was blue.

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Re: Help with color?

Post by cyber ratty » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:34 am

She is a marked siamese. As she gets older and moults, her coloured face will become paler and the point on her nose will darken.

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Re: Help with color?

Post by eckokitten » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:24 pm

hmm siamese confuses me lol

She has a completely white bum, I thought they needed points on their nose & bum to be siamese?
I was totally thinking she was masked lol
Thanks

This is her brother who is siamese...
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Re: Help with color?

Post by acapae_wolf » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:28 pm

As she is marked (masked), the white of the marking will cover up her other points. The same as a black masked rat - you can't see the black on their bum because the marking (white) is overlaying the colour.
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Re: Help with color?

Post by Pepperpots » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:00 pm

My little Siamese boy looked just like that a month ago. He had the cutest little fawn coloured mask and pretty much no Siamese points at all. Now his whole body is cream and he has proper big boy Siamese markings on his nose and bum. I love seeing them change as they grow. My little Berkie baby has developed the most amazing silvering. Although I wouldnt have minded if the mask had stayed!
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