Shaded Silver American Shorthairs are somewhat rare today, primarily because the color is difficult to develop while still keeping the strong American head type and coat texture. There are only a few breeders in the US that are working on this color. Because there are so few breeding cats in Shaded Silver, we have to outcross them to our tabbies in order to increase the size of the gene pool and to improve on their type.

The first few generations of outcross breeding of Shaded Silver to Classic Tabby produces offspring that are Ticked Tabby. This means that their heads, tail, chest and legs have the typical tabby markings, but the body has no distinct pattern. Each hair on the body is "banded" with rings of white, silver and black (Silver Ticked Tabby).

We hope to see Ticked Tabby in the show ring very soon, however, this is not yet an accepted pattern for Americans in CFA cat shows.


GC Calla's Spring Moon - Shaded Silver Female - Photo: Milt Webb

CH Calla's Moon Chaser - Shaded Silver Male - Photo: Milt Webb

CH Calla's Celtic Frost - Shaded Silver Female - Photo: Milt Webb

Diva and Chase (as a kitten)...

Calla's Silver Lining Legacy "Ace"
Silver Ticked Tabby Male
Photo: Milt Webb


GC Clowntown's Silvery Moonlite of Calla
Shaded Silver Female
Photo: Milt Webb


CH Purryosity Mad Max of Calla
Shaded Silver Male


CH Clowntown's Silver Dollar Day
Shaded Silver Male
Photo: Milt Webb


Calla's Cloudy Day
Shaded Silver Male
Pictured at 6 months
This guy is being shown in TICA
by Beth Jordan of Texas.
Photo: Helmi


Calla's Silver Charm
Silver Ticked Tabby Male


Calla's After The Rain
Silver Patched Ticked Tabby Female
Photo: Milt Webb


Calla's Silver Dollar ("Dolly")
Silver Patched Ticked Tabby Female
Photo: Milt Webb


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