I picked out Tiva at the pet store because she was such a pretty brindle color. This is her the day I brought her home, months ago. After about 2 1/2 months her face went through a major change. It darkened quite a bit. And she started to look Merle instead of brindle. And this change came within the last week. She now has a light tan band around her eyes! Close to the color she was when I first brought her home. Its alot more of a bold change in person. Lol im not sure what color or pattern she is considered now. *More*.