Motley and Kittens

My childhood cat Motley was the kind of calico sometimes called a tortoiseshell. Her face was half black, half cream with orange stripes; her body was mottled in black, brown, orange, and cream.

Ferdy and Sphinx (below) were two of her kittens. Ferdy was a gray tabby with faint orange blotches, which means she was also a calico. Sphinx was half an orange tabby,with orange stripes on his left side.

All of the oranges are too bright, but that's the marker I have.
Otherwise, these are reasonably accurate reproductions.
Directly below is a composite picture of Motley, also showing Spinx and her third kitten, Snowball. The center shot is the truest color.

Return to main page

Go to next picture