What Breed Is My Black and White Cat?

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More than likely, a black and white cat is a tuxedo cat. A tuxedo cat is a form of bicolor, meaning a cat with two colors.

Bicolor cats can come in many colors, but black and white cats are generally known as tuxedo cats. The tuxedo cat gets its name because it usually looks like it is wearing a tuxedo. The cat is most likely a domestic or mixed breed cat. Black and white cats can be several different breeds, depending on the fur length or the ear style. More than likely, the black and white cat is an American shorthair.