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I have 3 spotted kittens with lots of white. Best I can tell 2 are black and brown spots on primary white, the third is white with black spots. Are the two with the black and brown spots calico? And the third just a black and white?

1 and 3 have similar coloring just different spots. Number 4 doesn't look to have the brown spots.

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Going by the numbers on your first picture,

#1 is brown patched tabby and white (also known as torbie and white). In the second picture it appears that this kitten has tabby markings on her head, so she's not a regular calico.

#2 (the one with less white) is either brown tabby and white, or brown patched tabby and white. I can't tell from these pictures whether this baby has red patches or not.

#3 is either brown patched tabby and white like the first baby, or calico. You'll be able to tell as she gets older whether she has tabby markings in those dark patches.

#4 is either brown tabby and white, or black and white. I think I see tabby markings, so my best guess would be brown tabby and white.
 
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Going by the numbers on your first picture,

#1 is brown patched tabby and white (also known as torbie and white). In the second picture it appears that this kitten has tabby markings on her head, so she's not a regular calico.

#2 (the one with less white) is either brown tabby and white, or brown patched tabby and white. I can't tell from these pictures whether this baby has red patches or not.

#3 is either brown patched tabby and white like the first baby, or calico. You'll be able to tell as she gets older whether she has tabby markings in those dark patches.

#4 is either brown tabby and white, or black and white. I think I see tabby markings, so my best guess would be brown tabby and white.
Awesome! So one and three are likely females and the other two unknown currently?

Mom is a beautiful classic tabby and white so I'm betting they are all tabbies too! I'll get better pics eventually but they are super newborns so giving them all some space.
 

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She is lovely!

Yes, #1 and #3 are almost certainly girls. Since mom is brown tabby and white, we can guess that their dad is red tabby and white.

With #2 it's difficult to tell from the pictures whether it has red patches or not, but that would give you a good hint about whether if it's a boy or girl.

#4 doesn't appear to have red patches, so if the litter has just one dad, #4 is probably a boy.
 
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She is lovely!

Yes, #1 and #3 are almost certainly girls. Since mom is brown tabby and white, we can guess that their dad is red tabby and white.

With #2 it's difficult to tell from the pictures whether it has red patches or not, but that would give you a good hint about whether if it's a boy or girl.

#4 doesn't appear to have red patches, so if the litter has just one dad, #4 is probably a boy.
Awesome! No clue on one daddy cat or more. She's a foster pulled from the local city shelter so I don't honestly even she's an owner surrender or if she was picked up by ACO. But she's SUPER sweet, so she likely had an owner at some point.

She's been a GREAT momma so far though and the babies are little chonkers for newborns. I'll take closer looks at them when I weigh them and see if there is any red running around!

Thanks again. :-)
 
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She is lovely!

Yes, #1 and #3 are almost certainly girls. Since mom is brown tabby and white, we can guess that their dad is red tabby and white.

With #2 it's difficult to tell from the pictures whether it has red patches or not, but that would give you a good hint about whether if it's a boy or girl.

#4 doesn't appear to have red patches, so if the litter has just one dad, #4 is probably a boy.
Just grabed a quick weight on them. Number 4 does not have red. Black spots only on white and is a boy. #2 is a little oddly colored. She doesn't seem to have much white on her (if any) or grey. She's black and an odd brown/orange coloring. Not quiiiiiite brown not quiiiiiite orange. Hard to photograph well as mom wasnt happy with me and almost positive she's a girl.
 

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Omg they are beautiful!! To me they look calico like. I had a sweet little calico girl cat named kitty corner. I forgot how much I loved her sweet mellow personality. Keep us posted with lots of pictures of your beautiful babies! :welcomesign: :heartshape:
 

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#2 appears to be a patched tabby / torbie in this picture. The red patches are clearest on her back leg :)

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Couple more pics of the original crew plus a couple new additions! I'm pretty confident I know their coloring though. Black! :biggrin: :biggrin: :D ;)
 

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Gah what I'd do to just lay down in a pile of kittens right now.. Look at their little facessss...... :heartshape: AW!
 
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