Orange or cream

Rachael C

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This is Raja, got her at 4 weeks old and thought she was a boy, I was wrong. Keeping her name Raja as she knows her name and its what she comes to, so my question is she orange or cream colored. She is my first ginger kitty.
 

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Hi and welcome to TCS! Raja is a very pretty kitty. Cream and orange are essentially the same things, except the term cream is used when the coloring is diluted or muted. So, I'd call her a cream tabby. There are tons of articles about tabby colorings and not all agree, but here is one that seems to fit your girl in terms of the coloring.
What Is A Cream Tabby Cat? (kittyinsight.com)

I am sure other members, ideally with more knowledge than me, will come along and offer their opinions too
 

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I'm going to guess she'll end up an orange tabby. A little hard to tell from her belly. Kittens colors often darken or at least get more defined later.
 

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This is Raja, got her at 4 weeks old and thought she was a boy, I was wrong. Keeping her name Raja as she knows her name and its what she comes to, so my question is she orange or cream colored. She is my first ginger kitty.
My my she is cute.
So the term orange or ginger does not represent the gene. Technically she is a Red Mackeral Tabby. Cream would be a dilution of the red gene and cream cats are a lot lighter than this
 

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I agree with Zara12345 Zara12345 red mackerel tabby. Speck in my banner is a mackerel tabby, except his color is buff. When he was a baby, the vet techs fell in love with him and said he looked like a Creamsicle.
 

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This is Raja, got her at 4 weeks old and thought she was a boy, I was wrong. Keeping her name Raja as she knows her name and its what she comes to, so my question is she orange or cream colored. She is my first ginger kitty.
So precious 🤗
I don't know how people see orange in a cat... orange is very bright. I had one similar and I always referred to her color as TAN.
 
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