Tricolor cats – tricolor happiness
Probably, everyone who loves cats, has repeatedly heard in his life a famous belief that tricolor cats in any home bring happiness and special patronage. And white cats with black and red spots are considered especially valuable: white symbolizes purity, black – the ability to fight evil spirits, red – the ability to drive away diseases and bring gold to the house. It is on this type of color that many beliefs are built.
For example, in Japan, there are similar signs: a tricolor cat in this country is considered a talisman that brings happiness, and its figurine (called a certain maneki) is placed at the entrance to the house, where wealth should also come with happiness. Such a cat is also called “greeting”: it is depicted with a paw raised to her ear as if in the form of a greeting, namely, with a greeting, according to Japanese belief, prosperity comes to the house.
Muslims do believe that a tricolor cat can save any home from fire. And in England they are considered to bring special warmth and security to the house.
However, the interest in tricolor cats is caused not only by signs and superstitions. These amazing animals have other secrets. Here is one of them: there are tricolor cats in the world, but there are almost no … tricolor cats! According to statistics, about 3 thousand cats with this color have only one male, and he, as a rule, is infertile. However, according to scientists, this is not at all a mystery, but a genetic anomaly, which is connected with the fact that the tricolor color of cats is transmitted exactly along the “female” line. However, the acquisition of a rare tricolor cat all over the world is still considered an extraordinary success: this is especially appreciated by sailors who consider the ship happy to have a cat of this color on board.
Tricolor cat: features of character
Another distinctive feature of cats with a tricolor color is their surprisingly accommodating and friendly character. Differently such cats are called tortoiseshell, and again cats with black-white-red color are especially friendly and cute. Such animals love themselves very much and can even flirt with their owners, but at the same time he is always affectionate and playful. It is also believed that the owners of such cats can only be people who truly appreciate the beautiful.
On the other hand, the owners of these animals often complain that tricolor cats have a lot of problems with the toilet: it is very difficult to accustom them to the tray, because they stubbornly don’t want to go where the owner demands. In the end, if such a cat chose its place in the house for the toilet, it is likely that she will only visit him, no matter what you do. Also, some veterinarians point out that it is the tricolor cats that behave most aggressively at receptions, not allowing strangers to themselves and not feeling well about what they are touched and picked up by someone other than the owner.
Species and breeds of tricolor cats
Tricolor colors can be different, and two are distinguished from the main ones:
color calico (red-black color with white spots, but without the admixture of silver and smoky, and the spots have no common borders)
Harlequin color (almost all cat’s body is white or only 1/6 of its part is painted in other tones – as a rule, these are “caps” on the head, some spots on the body, or a “tortoise” tail).
As for breeds, tricolor cats can belong to the most diverse of them. As a rule, such a genetic anomaly is typical for ordinary mongrel cats, as well as for short-haired breeds. But the British tricolor cats simply can not have, because their colors are characterized by smoky tones, and they give a variety of shades that are fairly “diluted” with a rare tricolor color. As for Persian cats, this breed gives birth to tricolor kittens, if you combine a white-black cat and a red or red-and-white cat.