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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey!

I'm new to the forum.. This seems like a great place.. Most of the forums I'm on are German Shepherd forums, but I love my cat, so I needed to join a cat forum too! LOL We have one cat. His name is TyTy, and he's about 9 months old now. He's a German Shepherd in a cats body and he LOVES our GSD. They wrestle like crazy and he even takes walks on a leash around the pet store with his doggie friend. He's an awesome cat, and he was adopted from our local SPCA at 10 weeks of age..

Anyways, I need to get to my point. TyTy is a "black cat" but really he's not.. Let me show you what I mean:

This is what he looks like normally:


This is what he looks like in the sun:


And this is what happens when I edit the contrast and lighting in the photos to bring out his "hiding" stripes:




Does anyone know WHY this happens? Does anyone have a cat like this? If so please post pics!

Nice to meet you all.
post #2 of 20
Thread Starter 
Sorry guys. Just read about correct photo size at the top of this section so I just resized them!
post #3 of 20
yes!!! he's exactly the same as my two! i'll get pics later!
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Really? That is awesome. I'd love to see the pics later on when you have the time.. I've never seen another cat like him.. I like the underlying stripes alot. Gives them alot of character.
post #5 of 20
my vet described them a sblack with a chocolate sheen! has your got a big fluffy tail and crinkly hair on the belly?

heres a few pics but you cant really see the brown

can see my girl Maverick's borwn a tiny bit here

and Jupiter's here



they got their winter coats now so are really fluffy but i'll try to take pics. its scary how similar they look when you think how far away we live to each other! my vet said that their coats were really unique.
post #6 of 20
I have an 8 mo old female who is like that also in certin lighting, it looks like mahogany color, not sure but I think that's kinda what it is
post #7 of 20
I don't have any pics where you can actually tell thats what he looks like but minus the fluffy tail it looks almost exactly like my SALEM
post #8 of 20
He's an adorable kitty.
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2SalemIsis
I don't have any pics where you can actually tell thats what he looks like but minus the fluffy tail it looks almost exactly like my SALEM
i thought salem looked like my two when i saw your sig.

i nearly called maverick salem! instead shes got a stupid boys name because we thought she was a he!
post #10 of 20
All cats are tabby cats (striped, ticked, spotted, whatever), but the solid colored cats (non-white, that is) have a gene called the non-agouti that inhibits the formation of tabby stripes. However the non-agouti gene does not completely inhibit the stripes, so they are still visible in some conditions. Also black fur tends to "rust" out a little, especially with exposure to sunlight.
post #11 of 20
what adorable kittys!! ....those pic´s are really greats!!!
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catfur
All cats are tabby cats (striped, ticked, spotted, whatever), but the solid colored cats (non-white, that is) have a gene called the non-agouti that inhibits the formation of tabby stripes. However the non-agouti gene does not completely inhibit the stripes, so they are still visible in some conditions. Also black fur tends to "rust" out a little, especially with exposure to sunlight.
with mine the tips of their hair are reddish.

its a very differnt black to the majority of black cats i've seen- but i guess everyone thinks their cats are unique!
post #13 of 20
Here's Stormy




And Winnie
post #14 of 20
CoalYard, Guzzler's brother was beginning to show "hidden" stripes.
post #15 of 20
When Rocky, my black/white tux boy was younger you could really see the "ghosting" of tabby very clearly. I have a pic somewhere that shows it. I'll try to find it and scan it in!
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
has your got a big fluffy tail and crinkly hair on the belly?
YES! LOL

Thanks everyone for the compliments. Its cool to know others out there have cats with similar coloring. All the cats posted were beautiful by the way.
post #17 of 20
My black foster babies seem jet black. But in very bright light you can see faint stripes on the back of their heads. And I recently noticed faint stripes on Will, the boy in my avatar pic. I've had him for almost a year, and never noticed stripes in his gray before!

You took great pics to be able to show the stripe pattern!

My black kittens are shorthaired. The long-haired kitties are beautiful!
post #18 of 20
Hi Caitlin, your baby is magnificent. I loved that he goes out to walks. Here is Piccolino http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71029



He is only 5 months now but I want to train him to wear a small leash. I would greatly appreciate if you want to share your experience.. thanks!!
post #19 of 20
So cool!!!, one of his parents must have been a tabby!!, how unique!
post #20 of 20
When Stinky is in the sun I can see his stripes slightly.
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