So what color cat should I get? Is this an idle question or an important one?
I've always wanted an orange and white cat, perhaps because I have red hair myself and, as we all know, people want pets that look like them. But perhaps personality is more important.
I know that I do not want a black cat, because some studies have shown that black cats have more allergen. Indeed, my nose tickled a little when I petted my Sister-in-Law's black cat, but felt just fine when I petted her orange cat. Her black cat had a lot of loose hair that became airborne when I touched him.
On the other hand, in my brief and subjective experience, it seems like grey or grey/white cats shed the least hair when petted.