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  • Follow up on brown cat...

    I've seen her/him a few more times now. I thought some here might like to see more pictures. It let me get a bit closer and take pics that weren't through the storm door. I got a few close ups of it eating. I think it's tongue was out in everyone of them. LOL!

    Here's a link to photobucket: http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c1.../brown7132011/ There are five pics there.
    "Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's adorable little serial killer." -- theoatmeal.com

  • #2
    Oh I like him/her!
    We never see that chocolate colour around here on a cat (or at least I have never) is it rare?
    if you havent fallen off a horse….then you havent been ridin long enough


    • Original Poster

      It's rare to me! I'd never seen one like him/her either. Here's the first thread I made about it. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=310779
      There was some interesting color genetic info the discussion.
      "Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's adorable little serial killer." -- theoatmeal.com


      • #4
        Wow, up close she is really exotic looking. I wonder if she has some Bengal in her?
        I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


        • #5
          Alabama you are just down the road a bit from me and we obviously are kindred spirits -- I trap and neuter the ferals at my barn too. They stick around and are fed 2 x day w/the horses. I have a kitten (well I guess she's now a cat) that was born feral at the barn. Trapped her and her litter mates, gave 2 away to a good home and kept her. She's really pretty and her mother is just gorgeous. I'm just outside Columbiana --



          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by TKR View Post
            Alabama you are just down the road a bit from me and we obviously are kindred spirits --<snip> I'm just outside Columbiana -- PennyG
            You just reminded me to update my profile. I'm still your neighbor, though. I just moved up the road a bit to Calera. Nice to meet you! And I'm a complete sucker for any cat. LOL!

            Guin, I don't know much about Bengals but she looks exotic to me. But I'm a novice at cat genetics, so who knows??? Out here in the sticks where no one seems to see the benefits of spay/neuter there's no telling what he/she has in her.

            I'm dying to trap her and make her a friend. S/he's already somewhat trusting.
            "Dogs are man's best friend. Cats are man's adorable little serial killer." -- theoatmeal.com


            • #7
              Here's a bengal:


              I think your kitty looks similar with her coat pattern, and the brown coloring, although she is a darker brown. In any case, she is really unique!
              I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


              • #8
                That coat pattern is the "classic" tabby as opposed to the more common "mackeral" tabby. The classic is swirls and the mackeral resembles the skeleton of a fish -- vertical stripes. Gorgeous kitty -- best of luck! I'll bet she makes a great house cat once caught.


                • #9
                  I'd guess, looking at his color, there's a Havana Brown cat somewhere in his lineage. http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/havana-brown.html

                  I have a Havana named "Stogie" (they were named after a cigar, so a little cigar is a stogie...oh well, I like his name), a lovely breed, the only solid brown domestic cat too!

                  It would explain the color at least. A simple cue...when the breed is inquisitive about something, it holds one front leg up.
                  "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"


                  • #10
                    Very exotic looking, and very attractive. She looks like she is getting more relaxed around your house. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.


                    • #11
                      I'm getting a dilute tortie color from the pics with some tabby markings visible as well. I believe the way it works from the bottom up is :
                      Base coat color + tabby markings + tortie masking masking certain areas of the body + a dilution to the entire body.
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