I've heard of people calling that coloration "torbie", which is totally a mashup of tortie/tabby.
Whatever you wanna call it, she's cute.
so is the tortie what creates the spots to allow different colored stripes?
although I thought of it more like a tortoise shell with the 'stripped' pattern laid over it, because while tortoise shell pattern is the placement of different colors, the tabby pattern is simply the lightening of the pigments in a stripped pattern.
so she's like a tortoise shell cat whose colors get lighter in certain (stripped) spots because of her father's genetics.
My cat is like this too smile
It may be hard to tell in this pic, but the sun is lighting up her "torbie" markings:
You can see the orange color on her head, over the tabby "M" marking 3nodding
I can get better pics of her.
It is most likely from breeding with a tortoise shell, because my sister's cat(a tortoise shell) was from the same farm, and one of the possible parents was tortoise shell, so my cat was probably the offspring of the tortoise shell and one of the tabbies that lived on the farm too.
She is a beautiful cat!