If tortoiseshell-and-white are desired, then a black-and-white male may

be selected, being bred in the same way as those recommended for the

pure tortoiseshell, or one without white if the female has white; but on

no account should an ordinary tabby be tolerated, but a red tabby

female of deep colour, or having white, may be held in request, though

I would prefer patches of colour not in any way barred. The gray tabby

will throw barred, spotted, or banded kittens, mixed with tortoiseshell,

which is the very worst form of mottling, and is very difficult to

eradicate. A gray "ticking" will most likely appear between the dark

colour, as it does between the black bars of the tabby.

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