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Old 08-16-2013, 06:26 PM
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I have a color question! I originally thought Dobby was a solid black cat. The older he gets the more evident it's getting that he has stripes. You can see the quite well in the light although they don't photograph well. However he doesn't appear to have the typical tabby 'm' on his forehead. So my question is, would he be considered a black tabby or a solid black?
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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Could be he's a black smoke tabby, but I'd have to see pictures.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:30 PM
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Post some pics. I have a black smoke tabby as well that has a black face.


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Old 08-16-2013, 10:20 PM
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I recently heard of something called "ghost tabby." Not really sure though since I don't know anything about it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:28 PM
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That's an old picture, but you can see some of the striping on his leg there. His striping has gotten more evident as he's gotten older, I need to get some new pictures but like I said it doesn't photograph super well. From my limited understanding of cat colors though he can't be a true black smoke because the base of his hair is gray and not white? A few other cat people have mentioned that he might have ghost markings?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:21 AM
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Here are a few threads that show my boy and his progression. He has gotten considerably darker as he has gotten bigger. He is still young. You can see his striping moreso on his legs, chest, belly and you can see the striping on his sides if his body is turned certain ways. His coat is mainly blackish now though some areas look grayer than black and if you comb his coat backwards the bottom layers of his coat are straight whitish/silver.

Here's a thread from when he was super little. I found him when he was approx 3-4 weeks old. His bum is a little swollen in these because he had colitis/enteritis.
http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=whiskey

Getting a little bigger... and feisty.
http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=whiskey

Right before I sent him to Lauren (PWCorgi). She was kind enough to take him for me for a few months or so when we were trying to figure out living situation stuff because I really didn't want to rehome him.
http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=whiskey

Two threads that Lauren posted of him
http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=whiskey

http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=whiskey

Picture from today


When he twists his body you can see his striping more
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:12 AM
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Yeah I don't think my boy is a black smoke. It seems as their markings get harder to see as they get older while Dobby's are getting more visible. So I'm guessing he just has ghost markings? Or is an extremely dark black tabby?
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:35 PM
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I'm not an expert, but Lady Chesh is black smoke, and you're right, she lost almost all of her tabby markings as she grew. She just has a small spot on her head now.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:19 PM
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Okay so I'm not crazy. Lol I think I'm going to go with ghost markings for my boy.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:32 PM
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Gah! Right in the feels! I miss that boy something fierce <3
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