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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Chris13, Mar 3, 2021.


  1. Chris13

    Chris13 PetForums Member

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    My male is 8mths, I am not sure what colour he is can you help,

    I have neighbours who ask what colour he is as haven't seen a cat like him as he sits on the window ledge,

    They are both indoor cats but thinking off allowing them both 2 start having a bit freedom in the summer, any advice
     
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    He looks like a brown classic tabby. My Yogi is a brown tabby too. Is your fella a Maine Coon? My Yogi is. this is his favourite game, go into the loo then shout for me to go and get him out.
    Viv xx
     
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    He is gorgeous . . . he looks as if he is almost silver tabby to me (especially the second photo in the original post). Handsome cat!
     
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    Take a look at the cat proofing thread if you have a space you could do that in.
     
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    Looks grey in the photos to me. Maybe grey-brown tabby colours? He's lovely.
     
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    Blue classic tabby with white
     
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    I would never let that cat out to roam. He'd be stolen in no time. Please cat proof your yard or build a containment system before letting your cats outside.
     
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    these are Yogi’s other favourite pastimes. Chilling on his cat tree.
    Chilling in the garden.
    Doing his national birdwatch.
    Playing with water.
    Viv xx
     
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  9. Chris13

    Chris13 PetForums Member

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    Yes he is a maine coon,

    He thinks he's human and is such a placid lad, loves nothing more that stretching out on me

    Lots off different replies to his colour I say grey, but I know there are breeders on her who would have a better idea
     
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    The grey colour is termed blue in pedigree cats. It is caused by the presence of the gene which results in black cats plus two other recessive genes which dilute the black colour to blue. Your boys breeches clearly show the dilute colour even though some of his pattern is rather dark. This is often the case with the classic tabby pattern.
     
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  11. Chris13

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    Thank you nice to know but, as my neighbours are old I will stick to saying oh he's a strange grey

    Otherwise if I say blue they will think ime losing the plot :)
     
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    Why? It's used in dog breeds as well as cats. If you really don't want to use it, grey tabby & white covers it, or grey classic tabby & white.

    And unless your garden is cat-proof, I'd keep them as indoor cats or sort out a catio. Lots of ideas in the sticky:

    https://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/cat-runs-cat-proofed-gardens.211361/
     
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    My garden is cat proofed but there are a lot of fantastic ideas for cat proofing, catios, or cat runs. My husband made my boys their cat trees and did our cat proofing himself. He likes a challenge.
    Viv xx
     
  14. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Your cat is a quite different colour. Look at the dark areas on his tail - they are clearly black. Look at the OP's cat - it's tail doesn't have any black, it's got areas of blue-grey.
     
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    I realised that after reading your post. I can see the difference now. Lol. I’m not that good with colours unless they are a solid blue. He is a gorgeous boy though. It’s like my Tiga, his breeder put on his pedigree that he is a seal tabby colourpoint Ragdoll. But to me he looks very light for a seal colour. My Simba on the other hand is a seal bicolour Ragdoll and he is dark like a seal should be.

    Viv xx
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    Tabby points will not be as dark as a solid or bi-colour. Your boy looks to be correctly registered in those photos.
     
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    Thank you. I was confused by his light colouring.

    viv xx
     
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    That is a blue Siberian breed with gold.
     
  19. QOTN

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    @vivien if you look at the middle pic of the three you last posted, you can see one of his rear paw pads. I can just see it is very dark. If you check his pads you should see they are not the pinky brown of a chocolate. it is a reliable test with most dense colours.
     
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  20. OrientalSlave

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    Which one?
     
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