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Muted Tortie?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I don't know if this belongs here...if not,feel free to move it.
I have been calling Berlin a mixed tabby...but someone just told me she was a muted "tortie".When I looked it up,some of the cats looked like Berlin...so is that what she is?




















post #2 of 28
She is very pretty! Yes, she looks like a muted tortie to me, with tabby markings! That is a definition of her coloring and has nothing to do with breed.
post #3 of 28
I'd call her a blue tortoiseshell mackerel tabby (blue/dilute torbie in US?).
post #4 of 28
Dilute tortie (defines her colour) with tabby stripes (defines her pattern) - or a dilute torbie. She's a cutie!
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by zoeysmom View Post
Dilute tortie (defines her colour) with tabby stripes (defines her pattern) - or a dilute torbie. She's a cutie!
Most definitely! Was her daddy an orange tabby? She looked like she got into the orange easter egg dye!
post #6 of 28
How about a dilute silver patched tabby? She looks so soft, I just wanna bury my face in her fur!
post #7 of 28
Whatever you call her, she certainly is CUTE!!!
post #8 of 28
She's so beautiful!
post #9 of 28
She looks like my cat Alpine! Grey/creme tabby markings. The similarity is uncanny!
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post #10 of 28
What a cutie!!!


Elizabeth & kitties
post #11 of 28
Very sweet!
post #12 of 28
I'd call her totally adorable!
post #13 of 28
I'm no expert on such matters. I was told at the vets that Blossom was a dilute torty.
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!!!

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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
Most definitely! Was her daddy an orange tabby? She looked like she got into the orange easter egg dye!
I am not sure.I got her from a woman that lives by my mom.However there IS an orange tom in the area (he is a stray...but I want him! ) and we suspect he may be the father or at least one of them!

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Originally Posted by Alpine'sMom View Post
She looks like my cat Alpine! Grey/creme tabby markings. The similarity is uncanny!
WOW...they do look alot alike! Alpine is a cutie,love his name too!

Well whatever my Berlin is...dilute tortie,muted tortie,muted tortie-tabby...she is my baby! And I love her anyway! I was just confused for a minute.Thanks everyone!
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dusty's Mom View Post
She is very pretty! Yes, she looks like a muted tortie to me, with tabby markings! That is a definition of her coloring and has nothing to do with breed.
Thanks for the link DM! She does look a lot like Kitty!

Juggalette, your kitty and mine could be sisters! Esp that getting up on the shoulder habit. My Kitty is about 12-14 weeks old now (she is a foundling) and she does that too.
Mine also plays "fetch", talks to me, and has to make sure I'm up before 5AM each morning...she bangs on my bedroom door until I let her in to cuddle with me.
post #16 of 28
She is so pretty! I love that color
At the shelter I work we would call her a blue cream tabby or dilute tortie/tabby.
post #17 of 28
I was told by the receptionist at my vet's office that Dusty was a tabico when I told her her coloring was a torbie. She is NOT a tabico! But a tortie with tabby stripes!
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
I was told by the receptionist at my vet's office that Dusty was a tabico when I told her her coloring was a torbie. She is NOT a tabico! But a tortie with tabby stripes!
She probably thought it because of the little white chin , but I agree with you. Calico Tabbies have bigger patches of white, and patches of orange tabby and silver tabby....not little orange tortie bits.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by NorthernGlow View Post
I'd call her a blue tortoiseshell mackerel tabby (blue/dilute torbie in US?).

I think you're right, on both counts I think the US also uses the term Patched Tabby for Torbie.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Kitty's Seeker View Post
Thanks for the link DM! She does look a lot like Kitty!

Juggalette, your kitty and mine could be sisters! Esp that getting up on the shoulder habit. My Kitty is about 12-14 weeks old now (she is a foundling) and she does that too.
Mine also plays "fetch", talks to me, and has to make sure I'm up before 5AM each morning...she bangs on my bedroom door until I let her in to cuddle with me.
Awww..she sounds like a character!
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by 709Juggalette View Post
Awww..she sounds like a character!
She is...

I don't have a photo bucket account and asked Dusty's Mom to put one of Kitty's pictures in hers and link it so you can see her. I can't do it from work and I can't see photo bucket pix from work either...darn it!

Kitty is completely torti colored on her back while her face, legs and tummy are striped!

Oh and she's also the biggest little mooch I've ever had...she will stretch up and then tries to steal food off my plate! So far she loves regular meat (unseasoned) and potatoe chips. She will climb into my lap and have to drink from my 32 oz water glass....I have to hold it so she doesn't tip it over.
post #22 of 28
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How about a dilute silver patched tabby? She looks so soft, I just wanna bury my face in her fur!
She's not silver but she sure is extremely precious!
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Oh she is definatly not silver...silver is one of my favorite colors and I once seen a GORGEOUS silver tabby and wow! Her fur just shone...I should of stole her!
post #24 of 28
She looks like Lily! This is Lily as a baby



And the orange patches got darker as she got older. This is her at 3 years old (this photo best shows her colour):



I call her a dilute patched tabby or dilute torbie.
post #25 of 28
She's a lovely Blue Patched Tabby.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
She looks like Lily! This is Lily as a baby



And the orange patches got darker as she got older. This is her at 3 years old (this photo best shows her colour):



I call her a dilute patched tabby or dilute torbie.
WOW! Berlin and Lucy could be sisters!!!
post #27 of 28

My muted tortoiseshell is with out tabby strips .  Juliette is 7 yrs old, but sure doesn't act it most of the time.  She is very vocal and very loving. 

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post #28 of 28
Yes, she is blue-cream, and a patched tabby, or torbie. If a kitty is tortoiseshell and white, the patches are usually larger, like this:

That is my cat Christy. She is a dilute calico, also known as blue-cream and white. If you look closely you can see she has stripes in the cream but not the blue, and has larger patches. (Red and cream are always tabby. Black and blue can be tabby or not. So a tortie or calico can have tabby red and solid black, or else tabby red and tabby black, but never solid red--though the stripes in the red patches can be quite faint, like they are with Christy.) Your kitty has smaller patches and has stripes in both cream and blue, with no white patches. The larger the white patches, the larger and more sharply defined the colored patches tend to be. If there's no white at all, the colors are all mixed together like a fancy carpet.
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