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The silver gene is dominant, and it inhibits the development of pigment in the coat. The under coat will be white, while the tip of the hairs will keep its colors. In an agouti cat the most obvious effect can be seen in the lighter areas, between the dark tabby markings. A silver cat that is non-agouti is called smoke.

Denominations: I = silver (inhibitor of melanin)
               i = non-silver