What is this color pattern called(cat)?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by taraann81, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    This is my cat Bruer. He is getting old [​IMG] He showed up at my house at least 12 years ago as a young adult.

    He is the kind of cat when people see they all remark about his beauty.

    He has been failing in the last few months. The vet says hes not in pain and we will wait to put him down until his bad days out number his good days.

    This cat has seen all my kids as babies(my oldest is 11). We will miss him

    Anyways, I have never known the technical term for his coloring. His vet card lists tabby. I think there must be a more specific term in regards to his color.

    What do you think?

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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've always called it a Tabby.
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A BIG tabby, a BIG grey tabby
     
  4. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Even though he is mostly black? With just a few tabby markings through his coat?

    I have heard someone mention the term Blotched tabby before, but have not seen a picture for comparison.
     
  5. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I've heard the term "rose" or "rosey" tabby.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Tortoise shell is the pattern.


    I feel your pain, it is so hard to watch them fade, i just lost my best friend /herding /LSG dog after 12 years.

    He is a beauty.
     
  7. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is called a Classic Tabby.

    "tabby" cats come in three main coat colors:
    Classic: the bold marble pattern such as taraann81's cat [​IMG]
    Mackerel: which is your typical tabby with the thinner lines or a "tiger" cat
    Ticked Tabby: the traditional stripes are broken up into spots and the cat may not appear to be a tabby (this is common in Abbyssinians)
     
  8. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tortis are females, it has to do with the coloring on the double X chromosomes; some color is taken from one X, some color is taken from the other X-->why get the "mosaic" of a cat (same with calicos)
     
  9. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    Its a Tabby

    I would call it a Marbled Tabby cause of the thicker lines. I have a cat like that. But he is medium length hair. And he is almost 16...
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:He's not a tortoise shell....has to be a female to be a tortie....just like calico.
     

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