Last night, Trace and I were in his room doing some snuggle time, with the only light being a nightlight (he is most active when the rooms is dim, but not dark, so I'm guessing he likes it that way) Anyway, when he would turn JUST right, I could see a faint tabby 'M' on his forehead. Those of you that have seen Trace's picture know that hes very white, almost a smashing white. But it was there....not even really a color difference, more like a water mark on a piece of fine paper.
This morning I carried Mischief (black cat) from window to window, light to light, and all I ever saw on his face was a black face.
So, my possibly stupid question is, does anyone else have a single color cat that has light, almost invisible tabby markings? Does this happen much, or have I got yet another odd ball?
A moggie is a cat of no particular breed. Well, I don't know, that's not quite right either, because in the US we refer to D S/M/L H as a "breed." It's not a "pure-bred." And I can't say "mixed breed" because that would imply a cross between two pure-bred cats.
The term moggie is, I believe, an English term for that type of cat, but I like it because it implies a cat with a wonderfully diverse genetic heritage, but what that exactly is can be anybody's guess. A unique cat. I suppose you could call it a mutt, though I think of that as a dog term, so I don't use it. And the use of the word "breed" gets confusing, so I think the term "moggie" pretty much says it all.
My comment about tabby genes applies to these cats because there's most likely a tabby somewhere in almost every moggie cat's ancestral line.