What color is my cat ?

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Hi !

We rescued a kitty from under our car with my parents about 6 months ago, we think she must be a little under one year old now. We fell in love with her beautiful color right away, I am interested in knowing the right way to describe it ! Could you help me ?

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She looks like a dilute torbie, very stunning girl. I love torbies, they are always so unique.
 

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Hi. She is beautiful! I am mostly incorrect with some aspect that I describe, but I do seem to elicit 'expert' members to interject where I have gone wrong. But, I kind of agree with cataholic07 cataholic07 that she is a domestic short hair dilute torbie. The dilute torbie is a combination of tabby and tortoiseshell in a 'washed out' or diluted color. Tabby being denoted by the "M" marking on her forehead, the torbie comes from the mixture/blending of colors (with some designated striping known with tabbies). Now, let's see if one of our experts comes along and clarifies as needed!!!
 

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Her coloring appears to be silver patched tabby, also known as silver torbie. When you part the hairs and look at the base of each hair, are the roots of each hair white or nearly white?

I'm not sure if she is blue silver patched tabby (dilute), or black silver patched tabby. Although she's not very dark, she's a fairly "hot" color for a blue. What color are her paw pads? Does she have any black hair tips, or are her darkest hair tips gray?
 
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Thank you very much for all these very instructive answers !
Yes when I part the hair its white at the base
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The front paw pads are pink but the back ones are dark gray
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And I think the darker parts are dark gray (well the line on her back is almost black though)
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Thanks, those are great pictures! She's definitely silver. Given the color of her hair tips and paw pads, she appears to be blue silver patched tabby (dilute silver patched tabby), also known as blue silver torbie. Pretty girl :redheartpump:
 
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Thank you very much ! I wouldnt have found it by myself 😁 and yes she's very pretty :redheartpump:
 
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