Cat colors and adoptablity

We all know some colors of cats get adopted more quickly than others.  I got to wondering what a comparison of color frequency of domestic vs. ferals of s/n clinic patients would look like.  It’s proving to be more difficult than I’d hoped with such a wide variety of variations.  In one clinic’s database, I identified 33 different ways to say “black and white.”
I’d have to say my theory that unpopular colors would be seen more frequently in ferals than domestics is not looking good right now.  I suspect genetics and the crossover (domestic cats abandoned and feral kittens domesticated) are more powerful determinants.  And difference is terminology used at clinics.   The most common color at one clinic is “Brown tabby” the correct “cat fancy” terminology, used pretty rarely at the other two clinics, where they list quite a lot of colors I can’t imagine, such as “White tabby”

Here are my results so far, with high and low differences highlighted.

Clinic 1
black/white black calico torti orange grey Siamese brown
feral 13.9% 13.5% 5.9% 6.2% 8.6% 22.1% 5.5% 17.8%
domestic 14.7% 14.0% 5.3% 4.0% 9.8% 18.7% 6.0% 21.1%
diff 0.8% 0.5% -0.6% -2.2% 1.3% -3.5% 0.5% 3.3%
Clinic 2
feral 9.7% 23.6% 6.0% 4.3% 8.8% 22.7% 3.6% 6.0%
domestic 12.5% 23.7% 6.6% 2.6% 10.5% 24.0% 3.7% 5.8%
diff 2.8% 0.2% 0.6% -1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 0.2% -0.2%
Clinic 3
feral 9.8% 20.2% 5.3% 5.3% 13.5% 20.1% 3.7% 4.9%
domestic 11.7% 15.8% 7.1% 4.2% 11.4% 23.2% 5.4% 5.3%
diff 1.9% -4.4% 1.8% -1.0% -2.1% 3.1% 1.7% 0.4%
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