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Amber

Amber is a colour that is unique for Norwegian Forest Cat. The colour is not validated for any other breed.

Amber and lightamber is registered with the EMS code t as addition to the basic colour. A cat with the colour amber has the basic colour black and lightamber has the basic colour blue.

The amber cats are shown in the same colour group that the basic colour, see the table below for examples.

The first amber cat was born in 1992, but then nobody knew which colour that the cat had. After a lot of research, one came to the conclusion that it was an unique colour for Norwegian Forest Cats and from the year 2005 they are registered with the EMS code t. It means that you in some pedigrees can see cats that are registered with other EMS codes, for instance the code y for golden, although the cat has the colour amber. Now however, amber- and ligthamber cats should always be registered with the EMS code t.

Examples of EMS codes

Code Colour Colour group in FIFe  Colour group in WCF
NFO nt
NFO at 09
NFO ft
NFO gt
NFO nt 02 21
NFO at 22
NFO ft 03 23
NFO gt 24
NFO nts 09
NFO ats 22
NFO fts 24
NFO gts
Amber
Light amber with white
Amber tortie
Light amber tortie
Harlequin amber tabby
Light amber tabby blotched
Bicolour amber tortie tabby mackerel
Light amber tortie tabby spotted
Amber smoke and white
Light amber silver tabby blotched
Amber tortie silver tabby spotted
Light amber tortie smoke
Group 1
Group 2
Group 5
Group 5
Group 4
Group 3
Group 6
Group 5
Group 8
Group 7
Group 7
Group 7
Non agouti
Non agouti & white
Non agouti
Non agouti
Agouti & white
Agouti
Agouti & white
Agouti
Non agouti & white
Agouti
Agouti
Non agouti

Pictures:

Amber spotted tabby
NFO nt 24

FIFe colour group: NFO 3
WCF colour group: Agouti

Explanation of nt 24:
n = black
t = amber
24 = spotted tabby

Foto: Anita Östlund

Foto: Eva Flodin

Foto: Kristin Widmark

Foto: Kristin Widmark

Foto: Anita Östlund

Light amber spotted tabby
NFO at 24

FIFe colour group: NFO 3
WCF colour group: Agouti

Explanation of at 24:
a = blue
t = amber
24 = spotted tabby

Foto: Kristin Widmark
Amber blotched tabby & white
NFO nt 09 22

FIFe colour group: NFO 4
WCF colour group: Agouti & white

Explanation of nt 09 22:
n = black
t = amber
22 = blotched tabby
09 = less than 25% white

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Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Amber spotted tabby & white
NFO nt 09 24

FIFe colour group: NFO 4
WCF colour group: Agouti & white

Explanation of nt 09 24:
n = black
t = amber
24 = spotted tabby
09 = less than 25% white

Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Light amber tortie mackerel tabby and white
NFO gt 09 23

FIFe colour group: NFO 6
WCF colour group: Agouti & white

Explanation of gt 09 23:
g = blue tortie
t = amber
23 = mackerel tabby
09 = less than 25% white

The pictures below shows the same cat as a kitten, 10 weeks old respectively as an adult.
Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Foto: Pia Hĺrdén

Amber smoke
NFO nts

FIFe colour group: NFO 7
WCF colour group: Non agouti

Explanation of nts:
n = black
t = amber
s = silver

The pictures below shows the same cat:
1 day old:

10 weeks old:

7 months:
Foto: Kristin Widmark

Foto: Kristin Widmark
Adult.

Light amber tortie smoke
NFO gts

FIFe colour group: NFO 7
WCF colour group: Non agouti

Explanation of gts:
g = blue tortie
t = amber
s = silver

Foto: Kristin Widmark

Foto: Kristin Widmark

Light amber smoke & white
NFO ats 09

FIFe colour group: NFO 8
WCF colour group: Non agouti & white

Explanation of ats 09:
a = blue
t = amber
s = silver
09 = less than 25% white

Foto: Greta Grönberg
Pictures of the same litter, 8 days respectively 7 weeks old. The colours are nt 24, nt 22 09 and nt 24 09.
Foto: Pia Hĺrdén Foto: Pia Hĺrdén