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Interesting "pattern" on ragdoll....

post #1 of 12
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opinions? He's 3mos on the 16th...... I think his coat will even out as he ages... and for the record, I do not show my cats, doubt I ever will.... so I'm just looking for your thoughts on the patterning in this lil guys coat

post #2 of 12
Nice ghost marbling going on there.

My ex-kitty Bug lost her ghost markings at around 15 months and developed the saddle markings typical of seal points.

Probably not the best pic, she was a challenge to photograph, but you can still see the faint tabby markings on her thigh here.
post #3 of 12
Just look like ghost tabbies to me too!
post #4 of 12
Is he a pedigree? I've never seen ghost markings that dark on kittens before.
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Is he a pedigree? I've never seen ghost markings that dark on kittens before.
I assume you mean papered? If that's the case, no he is not.

Never heard of ghost markings before...... Thanks
post #6 of 12
Since he's not a pedigree, I suspect one parent is a classic tabby and also carrying the pointed gene. I

nteresting because the Ocicat was out of Aby and Siamese, and some suspect the spotting may have come from the Siamese side. Because older style Siamese sometimes have that "ghost" spotting on their bodies. I have seen one or two mixed breed pointed (like old fashioned Siamese) with ghost spotting on the sides.
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Since he's not a pedigree, I suspect one parent is a classic tabby and also carrying the pointed gene. Interesting because the Ocicat was out of Aby and Siamese, and some suspect the spotting may have come from the Siamese side. Because older style Siamese sometimes have that "ghost" spotting on their bodies. I have seen one or two mixed breed pointed (like old fashioned Siamese) with ghost spotting on the sides.
While I don't dispute that he doesn't have papers to show he's purebred, nor does it matter to me, I can say that both parents are ragdolls Male is papered, female is not. Tis quite possible that somewhere in mom's gene's is a tabby, but that I do not know.

The vet thinks it will grow out, considerring raggies take a couple yrs to get their full coat colour.

( the cat in the pic is Kizzy's brother from a different litter )
post #8 of 12
Many people who study genetics believe that all cats really are a tabby of some sort, and that is why you wind up with ghost spotting/stripes in solid color cats.

Makes sense to me, cause even in the wild cats you have no solid color cats - they all are tabbies - even the lion - the cubs do have spotting that blends into a solid color as an adult.

Your cat may or may not lose the ghost classic tabby markings. Would be interesting to see what happens later
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Many people who study genetics believe that all cats really are a tabby of some sort, and that is why you wind up with ghost spotting/stripes in solid color cats.

Makes sense to me, cause even in the wild cats you have no solid color cats - they all are tabbies - even the lion - the cubs do have spotting that blends into a solid color as an adult.

Your cat may or may not lose the ghost classic tabby markings. Would be interesting to see what happens later
Very interesting indeed.... I have never heard of this, but then honestly, I do not know about cat genetics at all. You can ask me about cornsnake genetics and I can ramble off about them, but cat genetics have never been an interest to me....I think because I don't plan on breeding them, nor do I plan on showing them at all.

*runs off to google* Thanks for the explanation
post #10 of 12
Well I can see tabby markings on my harlequin kitten (all white with colour on head and tail)!! How's that for strange

Is the person you got Kizzy off a BYB?? I too only believe that purebreds have papers otherwise it's just a "mix".
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Is the person you got Kizzy off a BYB?? I too only believe that purebreds have papers otherwise it's just a "mix".
The classic line, mum doesn't have papers but she is a purebred....
post #12 of 12
she simply asked about color and its adorable whatever breed/or non breed it is.
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