calico vs. brindle
A few days ago, my daughter and I found someone's lost cat. I'm running ads in the local paper, town Penny Savers, Petfinder, and hanging signs up at the local vet offices.
I went to a vet's office today, and they wanted to record information in a notebook that they keep. When they asked what the cat looked like, I told them that she is a brindle color. The girl told me that cat's can't be brindle, only dogs can, so she must be calico.
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of her, but I always thought that calicos were the traditional white, tan and black. This cat is all black with strands of orange and tan mixed in; not the typical "patchwork" of a calico.
Can anyone tell me if she is considered to be a calico, or what she may be? It's kind of hard to describe her when I don't know what she is.