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.Nell said: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.
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.TxnKats said:
Thank you!Padunk said: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! :wink:
You're most likely right...I'm not all that knowledgeable about colors. I mean, I just found out in the last couple of months that 'red' and 'orange' are about the same thing on a cat. My only requirement for a cat to live here is that they use the litterboxes and only use the car on weekends.ForJazz said:she doesn't look like a classic. I can't see her sides, but from that pic she looks like a mackeral or ticked.
She's not, that's just what I was told when I first got her. I thought that torties were darker, but I knew they had three colors so I looked up the differences.ForJazz said:Elly a tortie? From what I remember of full body shots of her, that's silly.
A calico has a significant amount of white fur with two other colors broken up into distinct patches.
Thank you! Yup, feel free to use it.Heather Sharada said:Txn Cats That web site is lovely and your explanations very good - may I use it as a reference when questions come up about torties on another site that I post on.
Whatever the pattern of your cat Padunk - she is beautiful......