Tabby Cat~Definition

The tabby pattern is a naturally occurring feature that may be related to the coloration of the domestic cat's direct ancestor, the African Wildcat, which (along with the European Wildcat and Asiatic Wildcat) has a similar coloration. There are four tabby patterns that have been shown to be genetically distinct: Mackerel, Classic, Spotted, Patched and Ticked.


Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

and don't forget Patched Tabby. That is what color Coco is, brown patched tabby... Can she join your club?

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Send me her information and photos showing her tabbyness. There is usually a stripe somewhere, though it can be very faint. Would love to have her. Check her sides and tail.