Would you call her calico?

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Yes, I would describe her as a calico domestic longhair. She happens to have more red than most calicos, but still looks like a normal calico. She's lovely!
 

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For sure a calico, has some slight tabby markings in the orange which is cool but yes she is a stunning calico :)
 

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Great coat pattern. She looks like two different cats put together around the middle!
 

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Or would she be a tortie and white? I've never seen a calico like her.
All calicos are tortie and white :)

"Calico" refers to a tortie and white that has well-defined black and red patches. It's not an absolute thing, but having lots of white tends to make the black and red patches larger and more distinct, not as mixed together as they are on a tortoiseshell without white. This graphic is from Sarah Hartwell's Messybeast web site:
tortie-white-spotting.jpg
 
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