Isis – Female Tortie (Tortoiseshell)

By Pammy
In Adopted
Jul 15th, 2013


This beautiful tortie found her furever home with LaVonne Milne last week at the Petco on 10190 West McDowell Road in Avondale. 

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Isis Pics (1)

Isis is a beautiful, 4-month-old female Tortie (Tortoiseshell) that came to Pammy’s in July 2013. 

Isis was rescued from a high kill shelter. She is FeLV negative. She has rabies as well as her other shots and is spayed.

If you’re interested in taking this beautiful girl home, fill out the contact form below.

Read on to learn more about the Tortie.

Tortoiseshells are not to be confused with tri-colors, which they often are!

Early in its inception, a calico/tortie kitty is formed by a gene known as the white spotting factor. The white spotting factor effectively slows down the migration of cells across the kitten’s body. One X-chromosome in every cell is switched off.

Isis Pics (3)This is a random happenstance, and when a tortoiseshell kitten appears in the litter, you will see a mix of two colors of hair on the kitten. 

Like tri-colors, tortoiseshells (torties) are multi-colored. But unlike tri-colors, they may be 2-toned (red/orange/marmalade, and black) or 3-toned (with white).

Another big difference is that a tortie’s colors are like a palette of colors swirling and almost mingling into each other.

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