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    The Colors of Cats

    White is white, and black is black, right? Well, not quite when it comes to colors of cats. In the cat fancy, one color can have a number of different names depending upon the breed. For example, "black" is "black" in most breeds, but when the cat is an Oriental, "black" is called "ebony." A cat that you may think is "grey" is really called "blue." An "orange" cat is called "red." Here's a look at some colors and the correct terminology for them:

    COMMON NAME PHOTO CORRECT NAME
    Orange or Ginger Red Red
    Grey Blue Blue
    Tuxedo Bicolor Black and White Bi-color
    Tri-color or Harlequin Bicolor Calico

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