The Suphalak is the most rare of the Thailand cat colors. The hallmark of this color is the rich brown coat, just as dark on it's body, as it is on it's paws, nose, and tail. This cat is as brown as a Konja is black and the Korat is grey.
In the sun, the coat develops an almost red cast, though in less severe light, the coat remains a more solid brown color.
In all the older Tamra Maew manuscripts the name Thong Daeng appears, or "Copper". The name Suphalak also appears within the Tamra Maew poem in reference to the cats characteristics as being magnificent. One poem makes reference to the rarity of this cat, in comparison to gold. The coat color is said to be a solid color of thong daeng. While the translation to English is not completely clear, there is mention of 'ripe copper', perhaps better referred to as heated copper which takes on more of a red cast. In other manuscripts the hair color is simply described as solid red. The eye color is compared to thuptim , translating to Pomegranate, or Ruby. A cat with ruby red eyes seems unlikely, however the skin of pomegranates in Thailand have yellow-gold color, offering an alternative interpretation more accurate to the color observed in suphalak seen today. The eyes are also said sparkle and shine, like shining rays. Translations by TIMBA.
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