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Calico, Tortie With White, or Other? - Reader Opinions
Calico, Tortoiseshell With White, or Other Cat Color Pattern?
Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy
Feline genetics is a complicated subject which requires years of study in order to understand. It is even more complicated when it involves the color patterns of tortoiseshell cats and calicoes. Sometimes there is a very fine line between a "tortie and white" and "calico." I sometimes call these cats "tortiecals" or "calicotorts," but I have never seen them clearly defined on feline geneology web sites.

Here is your chance to demonstrate your knowledge by identifying these pictures of torties and calico cats.

This is not a test, but an opportunity to show off your feline color genetics knowledge. There will be a link to a form you may fill in at the bottom of each page.

Here's the first one, a photo of my own cat, Jenny. I originally called her a "tortie," but her photo is now in the 2008 Calico Cats Picture Gallery. What is she in your opinion? Please identify Jenny by name when replying

NOTE:Questions or responses to others will not be published. Think of this as your own mini-article.

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