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Krickette
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Zoot Suit!
I am making her a thread! I have a few questions about her, some of which I can't ask until later when I upload the video of the behavior lol. She is doing very well though. My mom has it in her head that she can be an outside cat at home, which I don't think will work haha! I still have to get her fixed too! I just havent gotten a chance yet. Anyway, wanted to post some photos! Also, what do you call this color tabby? I mean, I called Caddy a grey tabby, but his wasn't really tabby at all, he was more grey with lighter grey marbling.... I dunno. Also, she reminds me of something, I can't quite place what breed, but her face is very distinctive and different than Riot's. She's also a tad cross-eyed. Also, I made the pics previews to save yalls load time! I like pics ya know haha! if you wanna see them big, click them. If you wanna see moooore.... http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/ from skinny and scared IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2437.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2436.jpg) to healthy and...timid? IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2524.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2525.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2539.jpg) She enjoys grooming Riot... IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2533.jpg) Though Riot usually reacts by attacking her. They loooove wrestling. IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2532.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_P4050106.jpg) these I just took tonight! taking pictures of a kitten with no flash is very difficult. IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2570.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2568.jpg) gave up and turned on flash haha! IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2574.jpg) IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/PeauxnyLover/Zoot%20Suit/th_DSCN2564.jpg)
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Re: Zoot Suit!

Her face is a bit long and angular, reminding me of the orientals (the supermodel-slim Siamese and Oriental cats) but then again, it could simply be this particular melding of genetics that has given her these particular features.
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The genetics for all cat traits are out there...and basically that is all cat "breeds" are; specific genetics cultivated in a breeding program until you have reached a population that breeds 'true' every time. In the early days, geographical location kept many breeds 'pure' (think Icelandic horses/Iceland) and as people began to travel more/more all it took was for someone to become intrigued with a particular thing and bring it home with them to raise and create a new 'breed'.

Markings-wise, Riot is a standard tabby with a broken-striped Mackerel pattern, and it looks like she also has some spsots?
According to the site below, Riot would be called a 'brown tabby'.

http://fanciers.com/other-faqs/colors.html
Tabbies come in many different colors. You can tell what color a tabby is by looking at the color of its stripes and its tail tip. The color of the agouti hairs (the "ground color") may vary tremendously from cat to cat, some cats may have a washed out gray ground color and others will have rich orange tones.
A "brown tabby" has black stripes on a brownish or grayish ground color. The black stripes may be coal black, or a little bit brownish.
A "blue tabby" has gray stripes on a grayish or buff ground color. The gray stripes may be a dark slate gray, or a lighter blue-gray.
A "red tabby" has orange stripes on a cream ground color. The orange stripes may be dark reddish orange, or light "marmalade" orange.
A "cream tabby" has cream stripes on a pale cream ground color. These stripes look sand-colored or peach-colored rather than orange.
A "silver tabby" has black stripes on a white ground color. The roots of the hairs are white. You can also have a blue silver, cream silver, or red silver tabby (red silver is also known as "cameo tabby") depending on the color of the stripes. In all cases, silver tabbies have a pale ground color and white roots. To make sure, part the hairs and look at the roots.

These are my own cats:
Malibu, blue tabby, showing the agouti banding of her Classic Tabby pattern.
IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/my%20kitties/th_Malibuah.jpg)
Pretty, brown tabby, a Spotted Mackerel, showing her variation of agouti banding.
IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/78SilvAnniv/my%20kitties/th_Prettyab.jpg)

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Re: Zoot Suit!

Thanks! That does seem like what her face reminds me of!
So Zoot is a brown tabby! That makes sense. Now I know what to put on her rabies paper thingy, when it asks for color. On Riot's I didnt know what to put, but I think they just wrote in tabby.

Also, Riot's a torbie, right?
Color pics:
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe... <-huge
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/Pe...
Her orange is really obvious in person, but tricky to catch on camera haha!

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Re: Zoot Suit!

Yup! If she's got orange, she's a Torbie!

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