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Most cats go up to 10.
Torties go to 11!
Tortie baby and calico mama 
1st-Feb-2015 11:09 pm
danielarms


This is Jubilee the calico and her baby Katniss, the tortie who is using her for a pillow.
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2nd-Feb-2015 07:43 am (UTC)
DED OF CUTE. Beautiful picture, thank you for sharing it.
2nd-Feb-2015 08:12 am (UTC)
:-) I adopted both of them in early December. The mama cat isn't much more than a kitten herself. She's about 14 months old. Katniss is my third tortie, but Jubilee is my first calico.
2nd-Feb-2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
These two are gorgeous! I never really thought about the fact that a mama calico would produce a tortie baby ... HM. Baby Katniss looks very comfy on mom's back -- kids, they just take moms for granted, don't they? :D
2nd-Feb-2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
There were three kittens in the litter -- Katniss the tortie, an orange boy kitten and a black boy kitten. It's like the black and orange genes combined in Katniss. I wonder if her father was an orange tabby.
2nd-Feb-2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
That's where calicos and torties come from! Her litter was like a genetics chart!

You might like the book Cats Are Not Peas, that explains how cats inherit various traits, including calico/tortie.
2nd-Feb-2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Both beautiful! I really love the interlaced tails!

Edited at 2015-02-02 03:43 pm (UTC)
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