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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone tell me....

.....what a Torbie is?

I have seen it written on another forum and was just wondering!
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A torbie (without white) is a tabby with tortie markings (ie. say a brown tabby girl with patches of red [orange] tabby in her coat). Also called a patched tabby.

A torbie and white is a tabby with calico markings (ie. brown [or blue, etc.] tabby markings, white, and red [orange] tabby markings, so basically a calico tabby), also called a patched tabby and white.
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Trixie is torbie and white. You can see that she has black and orange fur like a calico or tortiseshell, but also shows tabby markings.
I believe to be a true torbie (please correct me if I'm wrong), a cat must show tabby markings throughout both the orange color and black/blue. My other cat, Sadie, has tabby markings in her orange fur, but not the black.

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Trixie is torbie and white. You can see that she has black and orange fur like a calico or tortiseshell, but also shows tabby markings.
I believe to be a true torbie (please correct me if I'm wrong), a cat must show tabby markings throughout both the orange color and black/blue. My other cat, Sadie, has tabby markings in her orange fur, but not the black.

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Yes, the tabby markings have to be both in the red/cream AND the blue/black/brown for a cat to be a torbie. Most times the red in a calico has faint tabby markings, but that's just how red is, it's not REAL tabby markings, so the deciding factor is the black/blue/brown ares, no tabby markings isn't a torbie, tabby markings is a torbie.
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Good definitions given. I usually use this web site as a reference.

P.S. I moved the topic to the breeding forum where it should recieve the best responses.
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Good definitions given. I usually use this web site as a reference.
hehe, that's my site!
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Good definitions given. I usually use this web site as a reference.
hehe, that's my site!
That's funny. I pulled that site well over a year ago when I was told that Elly, my calico, was a tortoiseshell. I wasn't well-versed on the differences between between the tri-colored cats, so I did the homework myself.

I think you did a heck of job explaining the differences -- hence the bookmark!
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That's funny. I pulled that site well over a year ago when I was told that Elly, my calico, was a tortoiseshell. I wasn't well-versed on the differences between between the tri-colored cats, so I did the homework myself.

I think you did a heck of job explaining the differences -- hence the bookmark!
Thank you!
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Elly a tortie? From what I remember of full body shots of her, that's silly.
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I believe that if there is such a thing as a 'classic' torbie and white, then Etcetera would be it. She has all the colors, and her face and fore legs show very distinct tabby patterns, but along her back, haunches and hind legs she looks very tortie.

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