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Is Kaylee's Fur Ticked?

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Sararainmaker, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Sararainmaker

    Sararainmaker Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    She was just sitting in the window and I noticed her fur appears to be ticked, though I am not an expert in these things by any means. Is her fur ticked, and is this pretty normal in a tortie?

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  2. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I don’t think she looks like she has ticked fur. It seems like she has some strands of fur that are a different color, but that’s not the same thing as ticked fur, where each individual hair is banded with different colors. She’s very pretty!
     
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  3. mservant

    mservant The Mouse servant Veteran

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    Very pretty.
    Do you have more photos? I'm not clear from the ones I'm looking at here - but am on my phone so not ideal.
    Are the strands of fur different colours or is it that the tips of the fur are different?
     
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  4. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

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    I'm guessing that what you are seeing is "silver tipping" which is a lighter tip to the hair, often seen on blue cats or blue-cream (dilute tortie) cats. It's different from ticking.
     
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  5. Sararainmaker

    Sararainmaker Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    The tips of her grey appear to be white, though it's hard to tell for sure, as she still has a lot of her kitten coat.

    Thank You, we think she's the bee's knees! :D
    This one isn't as clear. but you can see an almost top-down view

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    lol - Kaylee has frosted tips? How very chic of her! :D

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  6. mservant

    mservant The Mouse servant Veteran

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    Chic? Who needs chic when you're Kaylee. Yes, she is definitely a super-cool kitty. She is very, very cute. :loveeyes:

    Hmm, how interesting that her gray fur bits have light tips. I wonder whether they are white or transparent. If they look as if they have a silvery sheen in sunlight like they've been frosted, which stands out from the rest of her coat my guess is that her gray has transparent tips. It is a rare but naturally occurring gray fur traight which is really beautiful.
     
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  7. Sararainmaker

    Sararainmaker Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Hmm... I don't think they are clear. I tried to get a better picture of it, they appear to be white? Still hard to tell with that kitten fur still hiding underneath! :D

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  8. mservant

    mservant The Mouse servant Veteran

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    Very pretty either way. :thumbsup: :kitty:
    It will be fun watching to see what her adult fur settles in like.
     
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