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Third Peppermint
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Question About Calico

So I have this cat, I'm going to get pictures when I can, and it's a typical looking tabby cat. The one exception is that she has a little bit of calico and a pink toe on one foot. Can calico be minimal? Is this calico? I'll get pictures soon, I swear, but I figured I'd throw this out there in case if someone knows the answer.

Daylene Alford
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As you know the expression of

As you know the expression of genes can vary. Orange, however, is a co-dominant so I would think there would be more expression. Do you have any parentage info?

I'm looking forward to seeing the pics. Wouldn't it be cool if she was a minimal?

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Okay, here are some

Okay, here are some pictures:

Body shot:
IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/thirdpeppermint/IMG_3779.jpg)

Cutie face!
IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/thirdpeppermint/IMG_3781.jpg)

Only one of her feet isn't completely black:
IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/thirdpeppermint/IMG_3788.jpg)

Sorry they're so dark. Lightening in here is apparently not that great.

Third Peppermint
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Oh, and we have no clue on

Oh, and we have no clue on her parentage. My dad pulled her out of a pile of wood and shortly after that he dropped her off at our place.

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I think she "could" be calico

I think she "could" be calico but I can't tell for sure if the orange spots I'm seeing are really orange spots or just the undercoat. Look closely at the stripes in the areas I've circled and let me know what you think.

It also seems that she may have an orange spot on her forehead. It looks like M on her forehead changes color as it goes down.

Third Peppermint
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I think you're right. She

I think you're right. She even has an orange ring on her tail that you can't see in the picture. The splotches on her body look more like they're just orange than undercoat and the side of the M are definitely orange in person. How odd!

Daylene Alford
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Do an google image search for

Do an google image search for "patched tabby". I found several that looked very similar.

I love her face btw.

Third Peppermint
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Oh wow, she definitely looks

Oh wow, she definitely looks like a brown patched tabby! Is her pattern mackerel tabby?

Daylene Alford
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Yes, it is mackerel. Thanks

Yes, it is mackerel. Thanks for sharing her.

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She looks to be tabby

She looks to be tabby tortoiseshell to me, if there are no white markings the red is much more scattered, the tabby coat will hide some of the red hairs too. She would be much more obviously tortie if she had a self black base.

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