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Goldy's Babies (Pic)

post #1 of 17
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Goldy's babies were born this morning.

Here is the best picture I've gotten so far. Most of the time one kitten is hidden under the others.



Stats (so far)
#1--born around 8:00 AM (I wasn't home ); gray/brown stripes; wt. 90 grams

#2--born 8:20 AM; orange, stripes on face and legs, back looks solid orange right now; wt. 130 grams

#3--born 9:32 AM; gray/brown stripes; wt. 110 grams

At the moment they all look about the same from the back end. So I may have three boys? or three girls? or maybe two boys and one girl? The second gray one didn't exactly hold still for me to get a good look. Guess I'm going to have to wait a few weeks to find out what I really have.

I think the two gray ones are going to be really hard to tell apart, unless one happens to be a girl and one a boy.
post #2 of 17
They are cute from wht I see.
post #3 of 17
They are cute, but from left to right as you are looking this is the color kittens you have:

#1 - Brown tabby (although it has to be a brown patched tabby as mom is red and all the kittens have to have red in them....genetically). So Brown Patched Tabby (female)

#2 - Red tabby - could be male or female. If dad was a red too then the kitten is female, if dad was any other color, the red is a boy.

#3 - Little tortoiseshell female (she has both red and black). Her dad had to be a black or a blue, possible tabby to get the tortie.

Since we know the tortie is a female - you can use her to compare to the other two and see if your little red is a male or a female.
post #4 of 17
Looks like mom is resting comfortably. The babies look so sweet!! Was also going to mention that the last kitty was a tortie, so you have at least one girl. I have a tortie and she's a sweetie!
post #5 of 17
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Thanks for the information GoldenKitty and stephanietx. Once the kittens were dried more and I got them into better light I did notice the tortoiseshell on the back of one. I had been concentrating on their faces, which are almost identical. I think now that both brown kitties may be female and the orange one male, but I've never done this before so it's still a guessing game. The orange/red one isn't as dark or as red as he looks in the pictures. Probably something to do with the way the light reflects into the camera.

I have no idea who the father is. Goldy was a stray kitten who was already pregnant when I took her in.

I'm trying to add more pictures but can't seem to get more than one at a time in the post. Is there a way to do several at once, or do I need to add a separate reply for each picture? I had already combined these three into one file.

post #6 of 17
OHHH I love the Brown Patched Tabby - she's very nicely marked and flashy, but I'm a sucker for Red Tabby boys

You have 2 girls (the patched tabby and the tortie) - so compare them and then compare to the Red - willing to be he's a boy
post #7 of 17
Too cute for words. I am so happy Goldy had hers. They look nice and healthy.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Oooh, I got locked out of the site right after I posted the last picture yesterday. Couldn't get back in until now.

I can see some differences now that weren't so obvious at the beginning. I'm pretty sure the red one is a male. He's got a tiny little bump between the two openings.

I'm going to try to post more pictures.

Number one kitten


Number 2 kitten


Number 3 kitten


The red one isn't quite as dark or quite as red as he shows in the pictures, although he is darker than mom.
post #9 of 17
i agree - definitely 2 girls, & statistically, the red is male [especially since you seem to think he looks 'different'!].
all simply adorable!
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
OHHH I love the Brown Patched Tabby - she's very nicely marked and flashy, but I'm a sucker for Red Tabby boys

You have 2 girls (the patched tabby and the tortie) - so compare them and then compare to the Red - willing to be he's a boy
I'm confused... It looks like all 3 of them are striped so wouldn't that mean both the brown ones are patched tabbies?
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nekochan View Post
I'm confused... It looks like all 3 of them are striped so wouldn't that mean both the brown ones are patched tabbies?
It's kind of hard to see in the pictures since they're so dark. I'll post another one that maybe is better. You can see some tortoiseshell on the side and lower back of one.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
It's kind of hard to see in the pictures since they're so dark. I'll post another one that maybe is better. You can see some tortoiseshell on the side and lower back of one.
patched tabbies ARE torties - just torties w/stripes! my Firefox is a patched tabby.
the Messy Beast - tricolors
post #13 of 17
Ok now that you have better pictures - there are two Brown Patched Tabby girls and a Red boy. The first pictures really looked tortie, but I can see they are both tabbies. Makes a little more sense too since mom's a tabby herself and tabby is pretty dominate.

Tortie would be solid color black/red - not tabbies and its obvious they are brown tabbies with the red tabby mixed in.

As they get bigger, I'd like to see a good side shot of that red boy - he almost seems to be a classic tabby with bullseye swirls, but I'm not sure from the photo.

Goldy, does he have mack stripes like mom or a swirly effect?
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
As they get bigger, I'd like to see a good side shot of that red boy - he almost seems to be a classic tabby with bullseye swirls, but I'm not sure from the photo.

Goldy, does he have mack stripes like mom or a swirly effect?
He hasn't been terribly cooperative about posing for pictures. You'll notice he nearly always turns his back to the camera. Anyway, here is the most recent picture I got this morning. You can see a little more of his side. He seems to have white coming up from his belly, and that's the same on both sides. I don't actually see any stripes on his back when I look at him directly, but in the photos they show up very faintly.
post #15 of 17
I'm no expert on colors/markings. but they are really adorable. Stunning colors.
post #16 of 17
The stripes would be on the sides of him - back (spine) lines would come in later as he grows. He doesn't look like the same stripes that mom and his sisters have, so I think he'll be a classic tabby.

Guess you have to wait a few more weeks before you can get better pics of them
post #17 of 17
Whatever color they end up being, they sure are cute! Great job Goldy!
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