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Shaded: coloring in which the tips of the hairs are colored, the rest being white or pale, the tipping being intermediate between the chinchilla and the smoke
Shading: gradual variation in coat color, usually from back to belly
Show standard: a description of the ideal cat of a particular breed, against which actual cats are judged. Also called standard of points.
Silver: term applied to shaded silver and silver tabby, both tipped colorings
Sire: father of a litter
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