As I was just about to close the deal on the kitten, I recieved an email from a breeder who has a nine-month-old silver tabby for sale. I decided I had to see this one before buying the brown mctabby, but the guy doesn't have a scanner so he's snail mailing the pictures to us.
The great thing about this new lead is it's only an hour or half from us, down in Pittsburg, CA. The brown mctabby is in Michigan.
By this weekend we will most likely have bought one or the other. I'll share the pictures when they arrive.