Winterlight Cattery

FIFe's Easy Mind System (EMS) 

Patterns, Groups, and Colors

EMS codes are designed to be recognized and used worldwide for pedigrees and registration certificates. This is not an authoritative guide.  There isn't one. Regional registries, and older pedigrees use different codes.  See Cat Breed and Color Codes Deciphered  by S. Hartwell for a better description.

a = Blue
b = Chocolate
c  = Lilac
d  = Red
e = Cream
f = Black tortie
g = Blue tortie
h = Chocolate tortie
j  = Lilac tortie
m = Dilute modifier, caramel, apricot
n = Black (seal in Himalayan-patterned cats)
o = Cinnamon (sorrel in Abyssinians)
p = Fawn
q = Cinnamon (sorrel) tortie
r = Fawn tortie
s = Silver, smoke
t = Amber, light amber
u = Sunshine**
w = White
x = Indicates an unrecognised colour
y = Golden
z = Russet**

The groups are for Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats, Siberians, and Turkish Angoras:

1 = Black and blue
2 = The same as group 1, but with white
3 = Browntabby, bluetabby (any pattern)
4 = The same as group 3, but with white
5 = Red, cream, all kinds of torties. 
6 = The same as group 5, but with white
7 = All silver and smoke varieties
8 = The same as group 7, but with white
9 = White

61 = Blue eyed
62 = Orange eyed
63 = Odd eyed
64 = Green eyed
65 = Burmese eye colour
66 = Tonkinese eye colour
67 = Siamese eye colour

01 = Van

02 = Harlequin

03 = Bicolour

04 = Mitted

09 = Unspecified amount of white

11 = Shaded

12 = Shell, chinchilla

21 = Unspecified tabby pattern

22 = Classic (blotched) tabby

23 = Mackerel tabby

24 = Spotted tabby

25 = Ticked tabby

31 = Burmese colour restriction/sepia

32 = Tonkinese colour restriction/mink

33 = Siamese colour restriction/pointed 

34 = Recessive white with blue eyes

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