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What would you call her color?

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This is my 17 year old girl Keyb. She's not any particular breed I don't think. I've had her since she was only 5 weeks old. She is Polydactyl both front and back. She has 6 toes on each back foot and use to have 12 toes on her right front & 8 toes on the left front. She now has 7 on the front right & 6 on the other 3 feet. Anyways. I was just wondering what color you'd say she is. I've always just said grey.

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Another picture of her.
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Wow what a beautiful cat. biggrin.gif

Could you post another picture please ?

I can't tell from those pictures if she is a blue tabby or in fact a blue tortie. Need another picture to compare wink.gif
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the picture with me is from 1998. My old girl. smile.gif
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Oh she's such a cutie biggrin.gif

I can tell you that she is in fact a beautiful blue torbie also known as a dilute torbie.

Her colours are blue and cream which are the dilute colours of black and red.

Now a black and red cat is known as a tortoiseshell - tortie for short.

Your girl is the dilute version of a tortie with her blue and cream colours.
This is called a blue tortie or dilute tortie.

BUT your girl also has a tabby pattern as well. This means she is a tortie and a tabby - this is called a TORBIE - mix of the two words.

So your girls colour and pattern can be called blue torbie or dilute torbie wink.gif
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Thank you!! I've always wondered. I mean she's basically a "mutt". She's the only one in the liter that came out like her. All the others were solid black (mom was all black too, dad is a mystery). She also was the only one that was polydactyl. She actually had 2 full paws on her right front. I read that sometimes the 2nd paw is a mirror image of the 1st one. She had surgery when she was around 4 years old and they just removed some if the extra paw from her right side. It became "dead" and it just hung. She started to limp. She's a very special girl. I love her so very much.
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Thank you!! I've always wondered. I mean she's basically a "mutt". She's the only one in the liter that came out like her. All the others were solid black (mom was all black too, dad is a mystery). She also was the only one that was polydactyl. She actually had 2 full paws on her right front. I read that sometimes the 2nd paw is a mirror image of the 1st one. She had surgery when she was around 4 years old and they just removed some if the extra paw from her right side. It became "dead" and it just hung. She started to limp. She's a very special girl. I love her so very much.

Oh wow how unusual with the feet wink.gif Glad she's ok now.

If the mom cat was an all black cat this means the father must have been a red tabby or the dilute of this a cream tabby

To produce a tortie kitten one of the parents must be red. It wasn't the mother so father must have been red. Also your girl has a tabby pattern - tabby pattern is a dominant pattern cannot be carried. One of the parents must have a tabby pattern to produce tabby kitten.

So father must have been a red tabby or a cream tabby
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