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Ticked tabby genetics

post #1 of 17
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Well, I've posted more pics of my kittens in the Fur Pics section... just so your know for reference.

Anyway, a member mentioned they look ticked now, and I was thinking the same thing. Daddy is not ticked, and mom is solid grey with ghost tabby markings. Seeing as how 5/6 are looking ticked right now, I am wondering how it happened... is it dominant, or exactly how do the genetics work on this one?

Secondly, I was wondering about how ticked tabbies are born. My cream ones were all born light cream, no grey or brown ANYWHERE. I looked online, and the young ticked tabby kitten pics did not look like mine did that young.. they had variations in their coloring more than mine did. And as you all know, they darkened as they got older. Two of them still have blue eyes. What's up with all this?
post #2 of 17
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Could they be this?

http://www.somalicat.com/foxykats/kiss.jpg
post #3 of 17
Well, I'm curious too! I got Miew Miew (her pics posted)

www.loudouncountyhumanesociety.org (under cats & dogs for adoption)
look for Miew!

at 3-6 mos and she's now 8-12. Tiny cat, with ticking AND tabby
stripes... but has that undercoat of siamese cream and v. short
fur. I wonder if her Daddy wasn't a bit like that cat you posted!

I know that she sure is cute, no matter what her genetics though!!

A v. busy cat, looves to climb on me when I lie down, and stare down at
me from my chest... An abby if I didn't know better
post #4 of 17
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It was your post in here that got me thinking about ticked tabbies... I thought they were rare in the moggie population, but I guess not all that rare.
post #5 of 17
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Okay, I just went back and clicked on the thread, it wasn't your post I guess. It was cata_mint.

Where are pics of your baby? That link was broken...
post #6 of 17
A true ticked tabby will have bands on each hair - like an abysinnian cat. While tabbys in general have a sorta ticked look, they really are not the same.

It is confusing and makes you wonder sometimes. But some wild cats have a ticked coat. Even the wild rabbits are "ticked", so its not that rare. And even abys sometimes have some striping on their legs as kittens - its not desirable tho.

That's why I think my first cat, Mitten, had some aby in the background cause he coat was ticked like an aby but he had pale mackeral striping on his body too. Most just called him a blue mactabby with white.
post #7 of 17
Ok, going to dive right in and ask my dumb question of the day. What does 'ticked' mean?
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks. That is what I was thinking. I'm sure their coats aren't the same quality as an Aby or Somali, but a couple of them are growing in some ticked hairs. They have NO stripes whatsoever on their bodies, but they do have stripes on their legs.
post #9 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Telynn
Ok, going to dive right in and ask my dumb question of the day. What does 'ticked' mean?
http://users.qldnet.com.au/~tonkines...ndtorties1.jpg Here's a little thingie of the different kinds of tabbies.
post #10 of 17
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http://www.the-magic-wave.de/Basics/BKHTicked1.JPG
There's a ticked British Shorthair. Aren't they cute? I think they look like wild rabbits.
post #11 of 17
So ticked means no stripes on their bodies, just head feet and tails?
post #12 of 17
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It's more complicated than that, but basically, that is what they will look like. Some ticked tabbies don't have stripes on their legs, either.
post #13 of 17
Jaffa is a ticked tabby. I don't know his parents as I got him from a shelter but I've always amused myself by calling him my little Aby since I love Abysinnians (even though I doubt he's got any Aby in him). Quite appropriate as Mosi is a Somali. I've not seen that many ticked tabbies though so I think they are fairly rare.
post #14 of 17
Hi All....

I have in possession a classic brown ticked tabby....
she's absolutely loverrrrrrly....

even the vet mentioned the other day that she was absolutely stunning if a little on the fat side....

and yes i have pictures.... i shall post them shortly....

they are quite rare because it is a recessive gene....
post #15 of 17
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I don't see pics!

I don't have any classic tabbies, but I do have one grey spotted tabby... the rest appear to be ticked.
post #16 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by urbantigers
Jaffa is a ticked tabby. I don't know his parents as I got him from a shelter but I've always amused myself by calling him my little Aby since I love Abysinnians (even though I doubt he's got any Aby in him). Quite appropriate as Mosi is a Somali. I've not seen that many ticked tabbies though so I think they are fairly rare.

They are both very pretty! Do you have pics of their whole bodies?
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godiva
They are both very pretty! Do you have pics of their whole bodies?
Well of course!

Jaffa - he's mainly a ticked tabby but he has some tabby stripes too on his legs and tail



Mosi (he's a red somali) - these pictures were taken at 5 months (he's 7 months now) so his ticking isn't fully developed yet





Both together (Mosi was a baby here so his ticking isn't very well developed)



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