Feline Follies

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Alienesse, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    I thought you might find this interesting in regards to the tabby discussion:

    "Tabbies are so ubiquitous that many people think of them as a breed. Not so; the tabby is a color pattern - most often stripes, but sometimes stripes and whorls, or even spots and stripes. The tabby pattern is so popular that it can be found in many pedigreed cats today, and is accepted in a number of breeds by the most popular registries."

    Every cat is genetically a tabby. It is the expression or suppression of various genes that indicates coat colour. Even a solid black cat is a tabby. The agouti gene is either turned off or on to hide the pattern in black cats.

    When Jack was a kitten you could easily see his "ghost" tabby markings. As he aged he became solid black (although you can still see glimpses of his ghost tabby markings in bright sunlight).

    Just an FYI if anyone was interested! :)

    This is NOT Jack, but it is an illustration of what he looked like before he became "solid"
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  2. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Cool.

    I always thought American Tabby was a breed, but I guess it's just a coloring. Learned something new.
     
  3. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    That's awesome! I knew that it wasn't a breed, but I didn't realize you could even see it on a black cat. Comet has typical dark tabby coloring. He's got a little bit of Maine Coon but I don't know how much. His hair is sort of a medium length, and he's definitely larger than normal cats but not huge like Junior.

    Oh and he has the whorl pattern which I like.

    Kitten:

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  4. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

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    @ auntiehill: What a gorgeous kitty! I'm not a big fan of long hair, but he's beautiful.

    @RoJoHen: Is that a short hair? My cat who passed away two months ago had a similar coat. Though, his was a darker gray.

    @Kestra: I'd never before seen a whorl-patterned cat until the neighbors across the court got one. I've been fascinated ever since. But its pattern isn't nearly as striking as yours'.

    And here's the newest addition to the family (Indigo):

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  5. Davros

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    Adorable kitty there Sam
     
  6. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    *melt!*

    SO CUTE! I love him. :adore:
     
  7. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    Awww. Look at that face! Something tells me Indigo is going to have the family at his mercy!
     
  8. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Her hair is indeed short. Beyond that, I know nothing other than she is a cat.
     
  9. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    That's a beautiful kitten.
     
  10. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    Jack is starting to show his age. There was a time when all of his whiskers were black...now he sports two white ones.

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  11. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I drew this up over the last few days, trying to capture our pets' personalities. Left to right is Sneezy (recently known as Grumpy Cat), Squeeky (who's quite skittish), Phantom (troublemaker), Banshee (Diaper Kitty!), and Zoe (fat & lazy, but very sweet).
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  12. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Awesome
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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  15. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Kitty attempting to make herself comfortable on my belly.

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  16. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    @auntiehill: Indigo's adorable.

    @Kestra: I knew a kitty with that pattern on his fur once.
     
  17. Rhaven

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    BJ, that is an awesome drawing! You're good at catching personality too. lol
     
  18. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Indigo is Samuel Walter's kitty, not mine.
     
  19. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Oh, sorry! Samuel Walters, Indigo is darling!
    Sorry, auntiehill!
     
  20. Sakrysta

    Sakrysta Vice Admiral Admiral

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    BJ, you could do commissions and sell those. That's awesome. :D