How do I check what color my cat's skin is?

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How do I check what color my cat's skin is?

Post by Wilddwarf » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:33 am

I was drawing a catperson when I wondered what to color it's skin. It lead to wonder "What color is a cat's skin anyway?" I tried to look at my cat's skin by parting the hair, but it turns out my cat's hair is so thick I can't see the skin. I then decided to just color the catperson's skin however I feel like. But I was still curious. How do I check what color my cat's skin is?
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Post by JackBean » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:25 am

fairly similar is white human, as they don't need any pigment
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Post by canalon » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:05 am

Veet ? :D
The sphinx cat is naturally hairless and it appears that they can be any where from perfect pink to quite black with plenty of intermediate forms (not presenting as different shades, but as part pink/part black) do a google image search for this cat and you will have your answer
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Post by JackBean » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:04 am

I would guess that the hairy cats would have white skin, as they are not selected for different skin colors as can be the skinny cats ;)
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Post by Hobble » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:22 pm

Move its hair to the side, like you would while inspecting your own scalp...

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Post by Wilddwarf » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:08 am

"Move its hair to the side, like you would while inspecting your own scalp..."

I tried. My cat's hair is too thick.

Thanks, JackBean.
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Re: How do I check what color my cat's skin is?

Post by KelzCrow » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:27 am

Wilddwarf wrote:I was drawing a catperson when I wondered what to color it's skin. It lead to wonder "What color is a cat's skin anyway?" I tried to look at my cat's skin by parting the hair, but it turns out my cat's hair is so thick I can't see the skin. I then decided to just color the catperson's skin however I feel like. But I was still curious. How do I check what color my cat's skin is?


Hi Wilddwarf, you can usually easily check by looking in your cats ears and seeing what color the skin in there, that's not always effective but it helps. Cats skin is usually pink or white, depending on the breed, like for hairless cats they will have differences.
Roll your cat over to the thinner fur on it's belly or around it's genitalia. This might help you find an easier spot to check the skin.
What kind of cat do you have?
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Post by lovie9 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:54 pm

think they have white for sure as human being
see the link: http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/intro.htm

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