Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Ok Foxy had 3 kittens? Two torties and a patched tabby. Foxy is a calico.
Are you sure the patched tabby kitten belongs to Foxy? If so, then Foxy mated with 2 different fathers - the patched tabby has to have a tabby father. Suspecting the torties had a solid black father as they are true torties.
From the pictures, I thought Foxy had one tortie (the darkest tortie as you explained it), one torbie (patched tabby - the tortie with tabby patterns on the black fur) and the third kitten looks like a brown tabby to me. But kind of hard to tell from the angles of the pics...
And GoldenKitty.... I am wondering about your two father theory... while a Calico mother mating with a Black father, would produce only black, red, or true tortie kittens... a Brown Tabby male, mating with a True Calico would produce both true torties AND patched tabbies along with solid blacks and red (males) and brown tabbies.
Of course it still is possible that she mated with more than one tom... but it is genetically possible the Brown Tabby is the sole father.