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Do your area's strays have a physical trait in common?

post #1 of 15
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Something I've noticed since I moved here...a great majority of strays that I've found/had dumped in my yard and fostered are white-pawed cats. Is there a common coat pattern/physical trait common to the strays in your area?
post #2 of 15
Yeah,My feral colony all are 'tuxedo' kitties and even the 'torties' have the same white collar and feet.There is just one grey one and two allblacks which I find really strange
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by furryferals
Yeah,My feral colony all are 'tuxedo' kitties and even the 'torties' have the same white collar and feet.There is just one grey one and two allblacks which I find really strange

The tuxie pattern is what I meant to type, but I couldn't think of a way to say that they weren't all black and white (just have the white part. there have only been two true tuxies so far: my previous foster, Stachey and his brother who were dumped here last year). I suppose I just did. Sleep's a great thing to have.

Something I find interesting is that almost all of the tuxie-like kitties have very short white tips on their front paws. The very tips of their toes will be white, or two of their front toes will be white, but never the whole front paw. The backs vary.
post #4 of 15
Ooh now ya got me thinking

Mine have the white on all of their front paws (just upto their 'ankle' )but it varies on the back paws,some it goes all up the leg and some it goes only 'elbow'.
post #5 of 15
It seems that in the city Worcester, where I used to live, I met a great deal of black & white kittys, esp "cow kitties". That is also where Zakk is from. Rocky is from a rural shelter in Mass and the tabbys are from connecticut. That got me wondering.. do they have different accents?
post #6 of 15
All the stray cats around here are brownish grey tabbies. Most of them have a weird look to them... probably a lot of inbreeding going on.
post #7 of 15
i only see 2 strays in my neighborhood. one is a white and grey tabby (father of Kitty's current pregnancy) and the other was a white and orange tabby (father of Kitty's previous litter) the orange and white one that we called Biscit (dont ask me why) got hit by a car last month and i haven't seen the grey and white one (whick i call Romeo b/c Kitty was in my window on the second story meowing down to him and he was on the ground meowing up to her ) for a while so i guess all the strays in my area are white and some other colored tabbies.
post #8 of 15
Thankfully, I live in an area where there are either no strays, or very, very few.
Animal control is good about rounding them up, and the No-kill shelters are great about pulling the adoptable ones out of the pounds.

If the adoption kitties are any indication though, it seems most are pointed, or some combination of black and white.
post #9 of 15
sound like one or two males have been really busy
post #10 of 15
The area where I trapped JinJin has all grey/greytabby/black, with and without white. I never saw any orange or orange markings, and no brown tabbies.
post #11 of 15
All the strays in my are similar looking, like the same body type or face shape and most are black and white but all have the tux pattern. We've taken in 5 of them so far, and spread them amongst our family. Some were just too wild, tried to trap but they just disappeared.. Probably will produce more similar looking cats, who will then be our responsibility again.. The never ending cycle :/ The local shelter only charges $40 for neutering & shots for strays though so at least it's not a ridiculous amt.. I think it's like $60 for spays, most of the cats seem to be male though..
post #12 of 15
I dont have strays at my place....but here at my moms shes got a few, and they are all males! And 2 of them are black....
post #13 of 15
Solid white with blue eyes. I *had* two outdoor boys(neutered)...but apparently they have multiplied into 6 outdoor boys. I think I have a big sign saying "White cats..here's a sucker for ya!".
post #14 of 15
Most of my ferals were the brownish grey tabbies. One of them had a litter of 4 kittens, 3 brownish grey and the fourth one looked just like a Siamese. Then the Siamese looking one had a litter and she had 3 brownish grey and one Siamese looking one.

I've had orange, buff, black and white and solid grey cats show up in my colony but about 80% were the brown and grey tabbies.
post #15 of 15
Most of ours are grey Tabbys
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