Jane_S on Flickr first informed me that Tiger the cat is a ticked tabby. She manages a group pool on Flickr group for cats with this patterning with a photographic description in addition to this simple filter:
“Do you have an unusual tabby with NO stripes on his or her body but with stripey legs and a ringed neck and tail? If so, your cat is probably a ticked tabby.”
Tiger, b. Mar 2003 (estim.). Found at Sunset Way. Adopted 15 Jul 2003 via Metta Cats. Introduced in blog on 03 Oct 2003. The date is isgnificant – he escaped the hysterical SARS stray cat roundup.