Thanks, thats what i thought too. But like this pic, it sort of looks the mackerel is broken in pieces in the back and the shoulders? Maybe its just because hes a kitten stillThose 'spots' appear often and more than likely will still from together to be stripes when he is done growing, He would still be considered a brown mackerel tabby. He sure looks like a 'teenager' now! Beautiful cats, welcome to the site. Please keep us posted on any changes!