Originally Posted by Epona
Looks like typical (and very pretty) colourpoint tabby markings to me - same genetics as Siamese or Himalayan markings, starting out a creamy white and darkening first on the face, tail, and paws, then spreading along the back as they get older. Her parents were either colourpoint, or solid coloured carrying the colourpoint gene.
Her color change was a surprise. I wonder how much darker she'll get and if new patterns will emerge? I've had her for just 5 months, and she looks so different! Not only her coat, but she's gone from 6lbs to 10lbs!
She was supposed to have been 7-10 months old when I got her in December. (Will her fur color change throughout her life?)
She does seem to have tabby markings on her face and sort of a ringed tail. I imagined one of her parents might be an orange tabby, and/or a colorpoint of some sort. But there are probably many combinations that could produce her fur color if they are carrying recessive genes?