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post #1 of 15
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I was taking pictures of the kittens yesteday since they are 6 weeks old now and was comparing the boys to my pictures of Juby (their dad) at 6 weeks old. I'm amazed that they really look so different than him. Can someone help me figure this out? Juby is the first 2 pictures at about 6-8 weeks old. And the 3rd picture is his 2 sons. They look so differnt to me. Juby had skinnier more abundant stripes. The sons have thicker more marbled type of stripes. They are also have more cream than Juby and longer hair. Could someone please clarify the difference for me between these two types of tabby cats and the colors and patterns. Thanks in advance.

Juby (dad at 6-8 wks)


Another one of Juby at 6-8 wks - You can really see his pattern here.


And here's the twins (his sons)

post #2 of 15
I bet as time goes on they look a little more like him... I seem to think they do
post #3 of 15
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Yeah, they do look like him but they have some very obvious different markings than him. I remember once someone telling me that Juby was a mackeral tabby so I'm curious what type of tabby his sons are. They definately are not mackeral.
post #4 of 15
That's easy Dad's a more common red mackeral tabby and the sons are red classic/blotched tabbys.

What's the mom?

Dad's a shorthair carrying the longhair gene and if mom's either a longhair or carrier of long hair, then that's why the kittens have longer fur. Looks like they will wind up a more "semi-long" hair cat - sorta inbetween long and short hair

BTW I adore and LOVE red tabbies!

Also the babies will not change their stripes - dad's a mack and the kittens will always be a classic tabby.
post #5 of 15
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Thanks GoldenKitty!

Mom is Jada (in the picture below). She is a shorthair dilute tortie. She had longhair siblings though. Juby also had one longhair sister so they both have the longhair gene. Your right though that they will have just a medium length hair. It's not short but it's not long.

Does anyone have a picture of a fullgrown classic red tabby? I'd love to see how these guys will look as adults.
post #6 of 15
Hey Chana....forgive me...it's been a while....did Dad get his neuter performed already? I can't remember. BTW....gorgeous kittens.

Katie
post #7 of 15
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Unfortuanately Juby escaped the house before his neuter and was hit by a car. Jazz was recently neutered though and has been a great "godfather". LOL Jada's scheduled to be spayed in a couple of weeks.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Momof3Cats&Kids
Unfortuanately Juby escaped the house before his neuter and was hit by a car. Jazz was recently neutered though and has been a great "godfather". LOL Jada's scheduled to be spayed in a couple of weeks.
Oh..that's right...I'm sooo sorry about the loss of Juby. It's good that Jazz is being a good "godfather".

Katie
post #9 of 15
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Yeah, we really weren't sure how he would act with the kittens. He was more dominant over Juby so we were worried. But he is very very patient with them. He grooms them and plays with them. They love to pounce on him and provoke him. LOL But he just lays there and plays so gently with them. They are now even cuddling up to him and napping with him. I need to get some pictures of that.
post #10 of 15
I betcha the pattern may have come from mom's side. I think I can see a slight underpattern (ghosting) on Juby, but I could just be seeing things. There was a user on here who I haven't seen in awhile Leto.. don't remember the numbers, anyway they had two cats named nacho and orion I think that may have been classic tabbys.. Also if you look in a cat book under american short hair it seems that they usually have a picture of a gray classic tabby.

Edit (I did a search, and nacho and his brother are mackerals.. ) poo.. Any one got a grown up pic..
post #11 of 15
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I ended up doing a google search and found a couple pics of adult red classic tabbies. Very pretty cats.

I took a picture of the kittens cuddling with their "godfather" Jazz. I wanted to share because I just find it so sweet how he is so sweet with them.



post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Momof3Cats&Kids
I ended up doing a google search and found a couple pics of adult red classic tabbies. Very pretty cats.

I took a picture of the kittens cuddling with their "godfather" Jazz. I wanted to share because I just find it so sweet how he is so sweet with them.

ABSOLUETLY Adorable!!!! So stinkin cute!!! I want one really bad...But my hunny says we have to wait!
post #13 of 15
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Thanks! We are keeping 2 of them now. One red boy and the solid black female who we've name Jasmine. The other 2 have homes as soon as they are 10-12 weeks.
post #14 of 15
Oh, what a good Godfather........how adorable.
post #15 of 15
Aww, so cute of a god father. I think some males are just good with the little ones. When I got cookie and suzie Rocky was the best with them.. Still is. He would actually whine at the door of the room I kept them in until I let him in to play. I think whichever ones you keep will be friends for life with Jazz.
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