Colors of feral cats - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
View Poll Results: Of all the feral cats that you take care of what color is the most common in your colony?
Tabby 2 22.22%
Black 1 11.11%
Bi Colors (solid colors mixed with white) 1 11.11%
Calicos & Torties 3 33.33%
White 0 0%
Siamese 0 0%
Other 2 22.22%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Tom Cat
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 339
Colors of feral cats

I thought this would be interesting. We feed and care for lots of ferals. So I am wondering what is the most popular color among feral cats. It has been noted that with generations the cats color go back to tabbies. The most common for me I agree in my neighborhood is tabby patterns followed by black cats 2nd.
Sweetvegan74 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 07:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 15
My white feral was unusual I was told. I had a (5 month old) tiger feral kitten show up that was very sick and tested postive for FeLV. My friend was taking care of her, she didnt get better so they had to put her down. Very sad. Other ferals I've seen were torties, tigers, a couple calicos and black and whites. They were all together as a colony. Quite a combo.
mamacita is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Cool Cat
morea's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: the great white north
Posts: 1,310
morea is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 11:31 PM
Premier Cat
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 14,638
Tabbies and bi-colors. Bi-tabby/whites and bi-black/white. Had a gray/white, in one litter.
One of my oddest, was a chocolate tomcat. He is brown with brown stripes. He mated with the feral bi-tabby/white and her four kittens all looked like daddy; brown with brown stripes, NO white at all! That was a difficult litter to keep the names straight!
Kittens all spy/neut/adopted. Mom/Dad spy/neut. Dad is now an indoor/outdoor and Mom is thinking about indoor...

Have seen a fluffy orange kitty lately...hoping it will stick around.
Heidi n Q is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 12:17 AM
Cool Cat
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
Posts: 995
My "colony" is limited to one litter, with three tuxedos and one solid black. The mom is tuxedo too.

But we seem to have had an awful lot of bi-color black and white strays around our group of neighborhoods. I often wonder how many of them are related. Black and bi-color genes are both dominant, aren't they? So probably one dumb person years ago had a single black and white unspayed female that they let roam...sigh.

One county north of here, I have a friend who is convinced that all-black cats are taking over the gene pool, because she sees them everywhere. (You should visit, Jeanie! )
Jet Green is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 11:08 PM
Cat Addict
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,385
Our dominant color is red/orange..which lets us have lots of red females, which is a little bit unusual. And then we have a fair share amount of white, grey, torties, black - and just one or two tabbies
This is a very interesting thread .

explore, doubt and discover for yourself what is the truth.
Ioana is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Cool Cat
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,030
I don't have a coloney to feed, but most of the fosters I get are ferals.. and alot are would be brown tabby's, followed by silver tabby's.
Janice is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome