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Curious about my cat's coloring (pics)

post #1 of 15
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We just picked up this little beauty on Saturday. She's mostly a silver tabby (mackerel) but has bits of cream integrated into her stripes and one small blotch of red on her back. She has defined cream stripes on both her thighs, and one foot bottom is a solid patch of cream with a couple blue spots. Also, on her face are defined cream stripes across her cheeks.

Sorry if the color is off on the picture. Her eyes are a deep gold/green color and she has small white booties and most of her paw pads are pink.




And her hairs are very ticked. Each hair has four or more colors, with white always closest to the root. Some common combinations are:
white-gray-white-black; white-black-cream-black; white-gray-white-black-cream-black.

Yes, there are four colors on one hair!

Please give me any clues you can, it is very perplexing to me how she came to have this kind of coloring and what I should call her (e.g. silver ticked torby and white)

Thanks a lot!
post #2 of 15
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By the way, her name is Zoie

More pics here.
post #3 of 15
She's absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous looking creature!

I'm afraid I can't help with the colouring query, I'm not that knowledgeable about tabbies but I couldn't help but comment on her looks
post #4 of 15
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She's absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous looking creature!

I'm afraid I can't help with the colouring query, I'm not that knowledgeable about tabbies but I couldn't help but comment on her looks
She absolutely beautiful!
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'd expect those responses, she is in fact one of the most beautiful cats I have seen.

She's looks very similar to Egyptian Mau, which I've wanted for a while now. She's my dream cat!

-Scott
post #6 of 15
I'm guessing (since its hard not seeing in person and people's color description is not always the best )....but it sounds like she may be a blue silver patched tabby. Its a silver tabby with the dilute gene.
post #7 of 15
What intriging colors - agree with the silver patch - but not to sure about the blue!
post #8 of 15
If just a silver patched it would be a darker silver - its an "off" shade -that's why I'm saying blue silver (its in the main coon colors and some other pedigrees) - IMO its a weird color combo to start with
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Blue Silver Patched Tabby sounds feasible, considering "blue" is typically a light gray/silver when regarding cat colors (in case you didn't know, Aby').

-Scott
post #10 of 15
Here's the description of a blue silver tortie somali:

Overall Impression: A mixture of glacial silvery blue ticked with blue and powdery, silvery cream ticked with rich cream.
Ticking, Ear Tips & Tufts, Facial Markings, Top & Tip of Tail, Toe Tufts & Heels: A mingling of blue and rich cream.
Chest, Belly, Under Tail, Inside of Legs & Breeches: Silvery white.
Nose Leather: Mauvish blue and/or pink.
Paw Pads: Mauvish blue and/or pink.

Obviously she's a mackarel tabby rather than a ticked tabby but the colours should be similar.
post #11 of 15
The only reason I query the blue is because I don't see blue though it does sound feasible that there is blue. I see cream not blue.

I will of course defer to more knowledgeable persons - after all I'm only a one color breeder with major interest in colors!
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your kind responses. After doing a little google research, we've decided the name "blue silver patch tabby w/ white" describes her best, but to simplify things, we'll just refer to her coloring as silver-cream tabby if someone were to ask casually

On a side note, check out this cat I found while researching: she's completely wild and crazy as far as coloring. She's called "Silver tortie classic tabby and white" I love it:
post #13 of 15
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On a side note, check out this cat I found while researching: she's completely wild and crazy as far as coloring. She's called "Silver tortie classic tabby and white" I love it:
Wow that's a gorgeous colour on a cat!
post #14 of 15
That tortie has AMAZIN color! How cool looking.
post #15 of 15
She's flashy to say the least - Most would call it a Silver Patched Tabby and White - CFA and ACFA would
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