Thursday, June 15, 2017

Regarding Robin

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A lot of folks have been asking if dear Robin is a calico, which is a very rare thing for a boy kitty to be.

The answer is no -- he's a "tabby and white" kitten.  We've had several boys like him before -- Walter Finch and Pierre come to mind first, but I know there have been a few more.

Here are a few "detail shots" of Robin so you can see a little more of his tabby-ness.


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I hope this clears it all up! Thanks for your help, Robin!

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    1. Calico patches are solid. He doesn't have solid patches of color -- they are all blended or patterned.

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    2. He would be a patched tabby or as Laurie said a tabby with white.

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  2. He's like a tabby that someone tried to disguise as a white cat and missed a few spots.

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  3. Shout out to the "tabby and white" kitties out there! I kinda feel like it's a common enough coloration, there should be a name (similar to "tuxie").

    My Eddy has similar markings, with a racoon tail and useless bits of camouflage on the inside of his leg. I joked that he was made from left-over bits of other cats.

    Still, he's the sweetest cat, always ready to cuddle.

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    1. I like "whabby" better than "tabite"

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  4. So sweet. I think he's my favorite of this bunch. If I didn't live in IA I'd be begging hubby to let me apply to adopt him.

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  5. this space for rentJune 15, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    What he is is a handsome little man.

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  6. He's been splattered with the "tabby paint brush". Robin is my favorite. I sing the "I'm a little teapot" song whenever I see his pics.

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  7. It's almost like he's born a tabby with major vitiligo. He is too darn cute! :-)

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  8. Robin - having Tabby spots and a white coat makes you delish! Is your coat as soft as it seems to be? The Maine Coons wish they could fly across the country and bring you home.

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  9. I've been smitten with this little dude since the first pic. He's so stinkin' cute!!!

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  10. He's so sweet! I have a cat who was born in a litter of flame point Siamese kittens, but she has these funny tabby splotches all over her. She's fluffy just like Robin, too! Is he still up for adoption?

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    1. None are officially spoken for because we haven't started meet-and-greets, but they have a long list of suitors.

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  11. I think I'm a little bit in love with Robin.

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  12. No matter what he is, he's a little beauty.

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  13. One of the Fabulous Fellows. I love his occasional pensiveness. No worries wee Robin, you will love your aunties once quarantine is over!

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  14. Whatever he is, he's adorable! The only time I wish we lived t'other side of the Big Pond is when you have kittens! But then my grumpy 12-year-old boy kitty Jack would not be impressed!

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  15. I super-dooper love the highlights on the ears! Nah, no matter what Robin is, he sure looks like a very sweet little kittie. How old is he again?

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  16. Laurie! You forgot Mimsey! I had two gorgeous littermate kitties, one of whom resembled Robin; the other looked a lot like Mimsey. The ASPCA where I adopted them 15 years ago called them "patched tigers."

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    1. I was listing boy cats with that coloring -- Mimsey is a girl!

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  17. I think it's his lighter brown patches reading as orange (they do to me too, but I trust your assessment!). Either way his markings are too precious for words!

    I had a torbie who was very much orange and dark brown and white, but covered in tabby markings that looked like fish scales, so I often called her my fishie or my tuna (or both).

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  18. Robin is a beautiful little one, and I'm also so glad that this discussion lead me to Pierre—I don't think I ever saw him before, and he is the most precious baby bunny! (As are the Finches but I knew that already.:))

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