The non-dilute Abyssinians original color standard is a deep reddish brown base with black ticking. This color is called Ruddy. Red (also known as Cinnamon or Sorrel) is a mutation of the original Ruddy color.
As with a lot of breeds of cats, breeders started experimenting to produce new colors. These variants have been accomplished by outcrossing to the Burmese, and other short-hair breeds resulted in “blue” and “fawn” colors. As more outcrossing occurs, additional colors are being produced, such as silver and lilac.
At PureAbby Cattery, we are dedicated to the preservation of this pure and natural breed, and therefore we do not carry any dilute in the Cattery.