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what breeds due a color change about age one or a little after

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the long title but that is what I need to know since my Zoey is doing just that
post #2 of 15
I can't understand your post are you saying that your cat Zoey is changing colour after it's a year old? Is she a pointed cat? Meaning she has a dark colored head, tail, and legs and a white/golden coloured body? If she is pointed, then those cats do change as they get older.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
No points... Zoey is losing her white and gaining orange/rust and red stripes and swirls...
post #4 of 15
As I told you in your other thread we really need to determine what colour and what the issue with your cat is.
post #5 of 15
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i found a kitty on some one s banner that almsot looks exactly like her
post #6 of 15
Whos banner?
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
ozzykitty
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
ozzykittys little Ozzy has more stripes.. Zoey had a complete white "harness " on her upper back now she has half a "harness and is gaining more stripes..
post #9 of 15
It sounds like your cat may be a red tabby and white. Red tends to be a slow color to develop so it's certainly possible.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you I will quit worring
post #11 of 15
i was wondering about this also. my 8 yr old (according to the shelter) maine coon/siberian mix is a black and orange tortie. she was mostly black with dilute orange. now her orange fur is turing a brilliant fiery orqange (think lucille ball lol)
i wasnt sure if she was really that old or if it was a breed thing...
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well many months later ... Zoey is still turning more red by the day but the vet said what all on her said she is just slow...
8yrs I would consult a vet
post #13 of 15
I have never heard of the colour of fur being linked to any sicknesses, that has to be impossible. Like saying a person who's hair is changing colour is sick...

I think that both of you need not worry, courtney ou, the shelter is probably wrong with her age then, or she is changing colour due to old age.
post #14 of 15
Pointed cats go thru color changes. The "red or cream" colors are slower to develop and will usually get darker or increase (in the case of torties) over time. Another that gets a somewhat color change are the smokes - the kitten coats are more grey at the base and a true smoke cat (black/blue/red) should have a white base as they get older.

I had a tortie rex kitten with only 2 tiny spots of red (only indication of being a tortie). By the time she was full grown, she turned into a very nice tortie with more red thru out her coat.
post #15 of 15
i figured she wasnt as old as the shelter vet thought. chloe, my other kitty, will be 2 next month and shes still changing colors (shes a maine coon/siberian) i just figured patches was changing colors due to better nutrition. (she weighed just under 4lbs when i got her; she gained 4lbs in 8wks) her age was a guesstimate due to her teeth. patches is kinda cranky in that old lady way tho; we think shes channelling squidward lol
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