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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Guys help! WHat kind of cat is Dori? Her mom was a calico, I have been told. But how do I describe what type of cat she is. I have never though about it....I haven't ever really been asked what type of cat she is and someone just asked me, I didn't know what to say Gosh, isn't this a duh moment!

In case you need more pics of her here's some links:

http://img73.photobucket.com/albums/...e/Dsc00529.jpg
http://img73.photobucket.com/albums/...close_up_2.jpg
http://img73.photobucket.com/albums/...ack_Dori_2.jpg
post #2 of 28
I think she's a dilute calico. The colors are lighter, so instead of black and orange she's grey and apricot.
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by okeefecl
I think she's a dilute calico. The colors are lighter, so instead of black and orange she's grey and apricot.
AHA! Yes thats what the vets office called her, Thank you so much for that.
Ok, my post can be deleted now so that no one else knows I asked.
post #4 of 28
I agree with okeefecl!!! She is such a beauty!!!!
post #5 of 28
I agree with okeefecl!!! She is such a beauty!!!!
post #6 of 28
I know And I'm glad you didn't ask me, because I wouldn't have known either. But how beautiful Dori is, she is absolutely gorgeous, that is one thing I am sure about.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
HAHA Cilla! I was unsure before, but I am sure now that she is a dilute calico! And that you can be sure of! (These folks are going to think we are crazy!)
post #8 of 28
I definitely know what type of cat Dori is - she is a BEAUTIFUL cat!!!

OK, Maybe I'm partial since I love dilute tortis. I've also seen them refered to as Grey Tortis or Blue Tortis.
post #9 of 28
I'm not sure if we ae crazy, but if we are it's best they found out.
post #10 of 28
Heidi, I don't know all the different names, but that is how I would have described Dori a Blue Tortis. She really is a beauty.
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by valanhb
I definitely know what type of cat Dori is - she is a BEAUTIFUL cat!!!

OK, Maybe I'm partial since I love dilute tortis. I've also seen them refered to as Grey Tortis or Blue Tortis.
Oh Heidi, thank you! She is a beautiful cat indeed!

Cilla- I agree if we are crazy it is best that they found out
post #12 of 28
Ummmm actually, she would be a tortoiseshell.

Tortoiseshells have a mottled pattern in which 2 colors are intermixed in a random pattern of broken area and solid color.

Calicos have random patching of colors that are separated by white. For instance, a patch of red next to a patch of black then white then more patching.
LL
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ahhh, I see the difference. Thank you Ken. So is she a dilute tortis then? Or just a tortis?
post #14 of 28
She's a Blue Tortie like my Moth!! AKA Dilute Tortie.
post #15 of 28
She is a tortoiseshell, referred to as torti for short (if anyone is like me I can barely spell tortoiseshell!). As a more specific description, she would be a dilute, blue or grey tortoiseshells (the rescues around here call them grey tortoiseshells).

Am I right Ken?
post #16 of 28
Yep! Right on the money!
post #17 of 28
My sister had a cat like that once. It was called a "blue cream" in color.
I agree too with dilute tortie!
post #18 of 28
I think she's too motled to be a calico.. blue tortie I third!

Another way I can tell is because I once fiddled with Paige's colors and she came out lookin like Dori and Moth, and she's a tortie
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
Blue tortie it is then Thank you all for your help!
post #20 of 28
We call it "Blue Cream" over here, but I think in USA it's called "Blue Tortoishell"

post #21 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Felicia's Mom
My sister had a cat like that once. It was called a "blue cream" in color.
I agree too with dilute tortie!

Ingredients
1 Cat (color calico)
1 cup water (dilutent)

Rinse cat with cup of water OR convince cat to drink 1 cup of water.
Stand back and hope the cat is not too upset with you.

Yields 1 diluted calico cat.

Ok. that was bad. But I figured I had to live up to my title - ACO
Absurd Comment Officer.

"Well that made no sense at all."

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, alread in progress....
post #22 of 28
Before I found TCS I had never heard of calico. I am confused (again), I hear some people calling black and white cats calico, and others say they have to have a bit of tortoishell too. What is a calico? I have always called black and white cats, black and white cats. I have two black and white cats, so are they calico? I have one black cat with tiny speck of white on her chest, so what is she? Also I have a tabby and white cat, is she just a tabby and white cat? You will have realised by now that I am one very confused girl. But I would like to know so that I know what people are talking about. Please come to my rescue.
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Oh Cilla! Are you SURE that you are confused??? I just got confused right along with ya! I bet they can help you know what your black and white and all white tabby cat are who are possibly calicos! They helped me know what my Dori is!
post #24 of 28
I hope so Tanya.
post #25 of 28
Well, unless I've misunderestood, Calico is patches of black and orange (red) on a predominantly white cat -- that is, base colour white, with random patches of black and orange. The orange is the difference between a black-and-white and a calico. And, like the torti, if the black and orange elements present as grey and apricot, then you have a dilute.
post #26 of 28
Fran, my Buttons is a bit of a mixture. Her tummy and chest is all pure white, she has white legs so far up her legs with patches of black and apricot and fawn. Her back is all stripey black, grey, fawn and her head and ears are black/grey/apricot, her tail is black and grey stripes and part of her face (nose area and between eyes) is white. So what would you say she is?
post #27 of 28
Wish I had the answer for you, Ann! Tanya, I'm glad we've confirmed gorgeous Dori is a Blue Tortie!
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cilla
Fran, my Buttons is a bit of a mixture. Her tummy and chest is all pure white, she has white legs so far up her legs with patches of black and apricot and fawn. Her back is all stripey black, grey, fawn and her head and ears are black/grey/apricot, her tail is black and grey stripes and part of her face (nose area and between eyes) is white. So what would you say she is?
Ummm...A real pretty cat? This mix is outta my depth -- I'll gladly leave the discernment to the experts!
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