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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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What's a torbie?

Does B qualify,she's got white fur,and gray splotches with tabby stripes.
Or is she a:


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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-18-2011, 12:37 PM
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A torbie or patched tabby is brown tabby with patches or intermingled color of orange through the coat, blue (grey) tabby would have patches of cream. It's a tortoiseshell (or dilute tortie) with a tabby pattern.

If you're cat's predominatly white with the grey tabby patches, it sounds like she is a blue (grey) tabby bicolor.
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A Torbie is a Tortoise Shell with Tabby marking.
Samantha was a Blue Torbie and I love posting her pictures.

She was no only beautiful, she was kind and gentle and spoiled rotten just as any Princess should be.
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A Torbie is a Tortoise Shell with Tabby marking.
Samantha was a Blue Torbie and I love posting her pictures.

She was no only beautiful, she was kind and gentle and spoiled rotten just as any Princess should be.
Oh gosh what an absolutely beautiful cat!

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Azalia is a torbie with a faint bull's-eye pattern:



She is the one all the way to the right. She has red, black, and brown (and some white under the chin, but most all tabbies have that).

Here you can see her coat pattern more clearly:



@cootcatbob...what proud cat parent doesn't love to post pics of the babies ?

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I think my cat is close to a torbie. There has been some debate
I can see why the debate as her barring is barely there on her tail, can't see any on her legs or body. Even all red or orange cats still have the facial barring. I say Rosie's color is Tortie & White.
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Azalia is definitely a Brown Torbie (or Patched Tabby) and a gorgeous one at that. Her rich coloring is outstanding!
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Oh gosh what an absolutely beautiful cat!
Thank you for the kind word, That's my favorite picture of my baby, taken when she was about 9.
Sadly she was struck down by cancer right ofter her 16th birthday last month, it was every pet lovers worst nightmare she was fine the day before then I found her lying in the middle of the floor in great distress.
I had to make the decision to let her go, I couldn't put her through extensive surgery at her advanced age for a few more months of life the would be racked with pain and discomfort.
She passed away in my arms and I've been devastated, her kind and gentle spirit far surpassed her beauty and everyone who spent any time with her remarked on how sweet she was.
I feel humbled and privileged to have been allowed to have her in my life.
She was beauty and grace personified.
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Azalia is definitely a Brown Torbie (or Patched Tabby) and a gorgeous one at that. Her rich coloring is outstanding!
Azalia says: Awww, shucks!

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No matter the breed Torbies are known for having a lot of attitude, I like to think of them as beautiful girls who wear a Party Gown all year long.
I won't lie when I got Samantha it was love at first sight on my part only, she was rather indifferent to me, her half sister Blondie was very interested in going home with me and even climbed in my carrier.
But I was certain I could win Samantha's heart in time and chose her.
Susan the breeder needed to find homes for these older kittens offered my a discount to take them both, I declined and afterwards regretted that decision, Susan still has Blondie and the father Captain Courageous, they're 16 and 18 years old.
Samantha soon warmed up to me and I think she like being a spoiled rotten only child instead of 1 in a house of cats.
She was friendly but indifferent to strangers and liked children as long as they didn't try to pick her up. if they did she would squirm away and run, but if they were nice she'd allow them to pet her.
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