This article provides information on distinguishing between calico, tortoiseshell, torbie, and tabby cats and kittens. Calico cats feature coats with large patches of white, orange, and black, creating a multicolored appearance. Tortoiseshell cats are bicolored with black and orange, and sometimes grey and cream. These cats are usually female and known for their feisty behavior.
Torbie cats are tortoiseshells with tabby-like markings. The article also mentions various patterns of tabby cats, including classic, mackerel, ticked, and spotted. In addition, it highlights the rarity of male calico and tortoiseshell cats. Finally, the article concludes by stating that Massachusetts has declared the tabby as their official state cat.