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.


2 comments:

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.