Category: Torbie

Torbie cat

What is a patched tabby?

People search Google for a response to the question: ‘What is a patched tabby?’. The answer is that a patched tabby is a two-toned tabby. Alternative names are, ‘tortoiseshell tabby’ or ‘torbie’ (a mix...

Difference between Torbie and Tortie

‘Tortie’ is short for tortoiseshell. ‘Torbie’ is a made up word which joins together ‘tortie’ and ‘tabby’ (the second ‘t’ becomes a ‘b’). It describes a cat coat which is tortoiseshell with tabby fur...

Tortoiseshell Cat Half Face

Internet surfers search for “tortoiseshell cat half face”. What they are searching for is the famous Venus, the torbie cat with a face that is split between black on the right side and the...

Torbie Cat

Brown Mackerel Torbie The description “torbie cat” is on first reading it a bit perplexing. It is in fact an amalgam of tabby cat and tortoiseshell cat. You have to try and visualise what...


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