Is this considered a black tabby or brown tabby?

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Black tabby is the technical term, and is used in most registries, while brown tends to be the layman term. They’re the same thing :) I prefer black, as they’re genetically black, and true brown (chocolate, cinnamon) is extremely rare outside of pedigrees
 

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I’d have to see another photo, but I think she’s a black tortie tabby, there looks to be some red on her forehead and side.
 
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Yes she is a tabby/tortie. I was mostly just curious whether the brown color would be considered brown or black.
 

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She’s genetically black, but could also be called brown tabby :)
 
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Okay, thanks for explaining!
 

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okay I see. So would this cat also technically be considered a black tabby?
I would call her a torbie and the other cat I would call a brown tabby even though the darker color is black. They often have warm red tones too but not a true chocolate brown. I don’t call torties/ tabbies black, if not black they are dilute. Cute kitties 😻
 

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Black tabby is the technical term, and is used in most registries, while brown tends to be the layman term. They’re the same thing :) I prefer black, as they’re genetically black, and true brown (chocolate, cinnamon) is extremely rare outside of pedigrees
Actually, it's the opposite. Brown tabby is the term used by CFA and TICA in their registered colors. I don't know about other associations. The Brown tabbies are genetically black. That means there is no difference, and you can call your cat whatever color you want.
 
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