THE BIG THING: Marley has the oddest small marking on the right side of his head. It took me a while to get any close pictures of it. It is either black or very dark brown (hard to tell against orange).
I first thought it was an artificial marking like with a felt pen, as it was not greasy or washable. It isn't. Close examination shows that there are some individual adjacent orange furs right next to black ones.
Does this make Marley technically a calico? I'm not familiar with the multi-colored cat markings.
Wouldn't it be funny if Marley was the least calico calico? Any ideas?