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Tabby Cat Appearance
A tabby is any domestic cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an ‘M’ on its forehead. Tabbies are sometimes erroneously assumed to be a cat breed.
In fact, the tabby pattern is found in many breeds, and is a genetic landrace common among the general mixed-breed population. 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 (Felis lybica lybica), which — along with the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) and Asiatic wildcat (Felis lybica ornata) — has a similar coloration.
A genetic study found five genetic clusters from tabbies to be ancestral to wildcats of various parts of the world.
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Tabby Cat Personality
Tabby cats are varied in personality and behavior characteristics. While some Tabby cats have a laid back, playful, trusting and affectionate nature, others may be more skittish, guarded and independent in their personality. The cats’ early socializationfe can affect a Tabby’s personality, as can heredity.
The best way of ensuring you are adopting a laid back and affectionate Tabby cat is to adopt an adult cat that already displays these aspects of it’s character.
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Tabby Cat Types
There are four tabby patterns that have been shown to be genetically distinct: Mackerel, Classic, spotted, and ticked.
A fifth includes tabby as part of another basic color pattern. The “patched” tabby is a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches (also known as “caliby” and “torbie”, respectively).
All those patterns have been observed in random-bred populations. Several additional patterns are found in specific breeds. A modified Classic tabby is found in the Sokoke breed. Some are due to the interaction of wild and domestic genes. Rosetted and marbled patterns are found in the Bengal breed.
Mackerel Tabby Cat
The mackerel tabby pattern has vertical, gently curving stripes on the side of the body. The stripes are narrow and may be continuous or broken into bars and spots on the flanks and stomach. An “M” shape appears on the forehead along with dark lines across the cat’s cheeks to the corners of its eyes. Mackerels are also called ‘fishbone tabbies’, probably because they are named after the mackerel fish. Mackerel is the most common tabby pattern.
Classic Tabby Cat
The Classic (also known as “Blotched” or “Marbled”) tabby tends to have a pattern of dark browns, ochres and black but also occurs in grey. Classic tabbies have the “M” pattern on their foreheads but the body markings have a whirled or swirled pattern (often called a “bullseye”) on the cat’s sides. There is also a light colored “butterfly” pattern on the shoulders and three thin stripes (the center stripe is dark) running along its spine. Like the Mackerel tabby, Classic tabbies have dark bars on the legs, tail, and cheeks.
Ticked Tabby Cat
The ticked (or stripeless) tabby pattern produces agouti hairs, hairs with distinct bands of color on them, breaking up the tabby patterning into a “salt-and-pepper” or “sand” like appearance. Residual ghost striping or “barring” can often be seen on the lower legs, face, and belly and sometimes at the tail tip, as well as a long dark line running along the back, usually in the spine.
Spotted Tabby Cat
The Spotted tabby is a modifier that breaks up the Mackerel tabby pattern so that the stripes appear as spots. Similarly, the stripes of the Classic tabby pattern may be broken into larger spots. Both large spot and small spot patterns can be seen in the Australian Mist, Bengal, Egyptian Mau, Maine Coon, and Ocicat breeds.
Adorable Polydactyl Orange Tabby Kitten To Adopt in Richmond TX – Adopt Loki Looking for Houston’s most unique kitten to adopt? Not only is Loki extremely handsome with his white and orange coat, he is a rare Polydactyl (extra toe) kitten with a...
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A bonded pair of Orange Tabby cats for adoption in Calgary AB, Bingo and Captain have so much to offer their new family. One long hair and one short, these three year old boys are amazingly calm and very affectionate. They are both good with people of all ages and sizes, including small children. They are both very healthy, and have been neutered, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped. Bingo and Captain are being rehomed due to severe cat allergies in the little boy who loves them. The family is devastated to have to rehome these very special tabby cats, and they are dearly hoping to find another family who will cherish them, and keep them safe, happy and healthy for the rest of their lives. Bingo and Captain will be rehomed with all supplies and veterinary records – all you need to add is lots of love, and a safe, happy and healthy forever home. Adopt these handsome and very sweet bonded Orange Tabby cat brothers today. They can’t wait to purr their way into your heart and home!
Looking for an ultra-sweet Orange Tabby kitten for adoption in La Mesa CA and area? Meet Archie, a 5 month old kitten looking for his forever Mom and/or Dad.
To say that Archie is a purring machine would be an understatement. He is like a little orange ray of sunshine adding love and laughter to your day – every day. He is one of those rare cats that are as gentle and affectionate as they are adorable.
Archie has the most unique markings – his cute face sports perfectly symmetrical orange tabby with a white outline around his nose that looks like a flame. His cute white paws complete the look – he is absolutely irresistible!
Cayenne is a Female Tabby Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near San Antonio, Texas. This very special Cat is 4 years years old and weighs 10 pounds. Cayenne has been spayed and is up to date on shots. She is in good health and will be rehomed with all supplies and vet records.
Peanut is one of those cats who can purr his way into your heart within moments of meeting him. He is a special needs cat, having lost his eyesight as a younger cat. Despite this, Peanut is a sweet, affectionate and playful cat that ads immeasurable love, laughter, joy and companionship to your home.
Peanut is very handsome. He is big and fluffy, with a tantalizing tangerine tabby coat, and big amber eyes set like jewels in his sweet. whiskered face. He has a way of making you feel special and appreciated every day. Peanut loves to spend time with you, offering moral support as you take care of your daily chores, relax, work or sleep. He likes attention and affection on his own terms. He would rather come and sit beside you than be picked up or hugged tightly. He is best suited for a calm, child free home with no other pets and a strong routine.
Because of his lack of eyesight, Peanut can be testy in the presence of other cats. For this reason, it would be best for Peanut to find a home with one very special cat lover who will cherish him and keep him safe, happy and healthy.
Peanut’s owner has made the difficult decision to rehome him, hoping to improve his life by taking away the stress of living with 2 other cats, and an owner that has to spend more time away on work travel than she is able to spend caring for her precious cats. She wants Peanut to have a much better life, with an owner who can make him their focus.
So if you have room in your heart and home for a very loving special needs Orange Tabby cat, please offer Peanut a loving home today. He can’t wait to meet you and purr his way into your heart and home. Adopt Peanut Today!
Tom is about the sweetest little Orange and White Tabby cat you will find in Atlanta. He is gentle and loves to cuddle – more of a little teddy bear than a cat. Tom is 5 years old and about 12 pounds. He has been neutered and is up to date on his shots. Tom is...
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Just 3 years old and weighing a tiny 8 pounds, Tara is a cuddly kitty who thrives on human companionship. Her current family love Tara very much, but with small childre
Rosie is a little orange tabby darling. She is sweet and shy, with a vibrant orange coat. She is part of a bonded pair, along with her brother, Tom. Rosie and Tom were rescued as kittens from the streets of . Rosie had been hit by a car, and lost one of her front legs. This doesn’t hold her back at all – she can run and jump with the best of them.
Rosie takes a little time to warm up to you, but once she does, there is no more loving a cat. Rosie is 5 years old and about 9 pounds. She has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. Rosie is healthy, clean and well behaved – a joy to have in your home.
Rosie gets along well with other cats and would be fine with cat friendly dogs. Tom and Rosie, have travelled the world with their owner, who has a job involving a lot of international travel, and which now has her settled overseas. She loves her cats dearly, and wants to find them a stable home where they can put down roots and enjoy a calm, stress-free live with a solid routine and an owner who loves them to bits.
Rosie is closely bonded to her brother, Tom and would prefer to be adopted as a bonded pair. They love each other so much, it would be a real shame to separate them.
Rosie and Tom will be rehomed with all supplies and accessories – all you need to add is a loving home where they will be cherished and kept safe, happy and healthy for the rest of their lives.
If you have been looking for a really special pair of cats to add love, joy, laughter and companionship to your home, please consider Rosie and Tom. These are 2 little cats that will steal your heart within minutes of meeting them. Adopt these sweet Orange Tabby cats in Atlanta today.
From her little white paws and fluffy tummy to her cute pink nose and whiskers, Easton is one of those adorable little cats that easily steal your heart within moments of meeting her. Because of cat allergies in her family, this 4 year old, 7 pound tuxedo tabby cat is looking for a special new home with owners who will cherish her and keep her safe, happy and healthy.
Meet Sophie, Brown Tabby Cat For Adoption in Winnetka IL A feline force of nature! Sophie is a plump and pretty brown tabby cat with gorgeous green eyes and smart tabby markings. She is in good health. spayed, up to date on shots and ready to love. Sophie is good with...
Meet Ginger, Orange Tabby Kitten For Adoption in El Cajon CA Ginger is a Female Orange Tabby Kitten for adoption to a very loving home in or near El Cajon, CA. This very special kitten is 9mo old and weighs 6 pounds. Ginger is in good health. She has been spayed and...
Stella is a Female Tabby Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Vancouver, BC. This very special Cat is 3 years years old and weighs 9 pounds. Stella is spayed, up to date on shots, micro-chipped and very healthy. She will be rehomed with all supplies and veterinary records. Adopt Stella today!
Marmalade Has Been Adopted Marmalade is a Male Orange Tabby Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Kansas City Missouri. This very special boy is 9 years young and weighs about 12 pounds. Marmalade is in good health. He is neutered, up to date on shots and...
Meet Lizzie, Brown Tabby Tuxedo Munchkin Cat For Adoption in Katy TX Sweet Lizzie is a Munchkin (short legged) tabby cat for private adoption anywhere within a reasonable distance of Katy TX. Her story is so tragic, and yet she is so affectionate, loyal and lovable....
Meet Josie, Brown Tabby Cat For Adoption in Whitestown IN
Josie is a Female Brown Tabby Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Whitestown, IN. This very special Brown Tabby Cat is 16 years old and weighs about 8 pounds. Despite being a teenager, Josie is in good health. She has been spayed and is up to date on shots. Josie has Hyperthyroidism for which she takes medication. This will be supplied by her owner’s daughter for as long as needed.
Josie is an amazingly cuddly little cat. She has a purr that steals your heart. It is rare to find such an affectionate and companionable little cat.
Bentley and Tesla are a very special pair of bonded cats for private adoption in Canton MI. They are 2 very different cats. Bentley is a senior white with grey cat. Tesla is a young brown tabby cat with polyldactyl paws (six toes). Together, they make a fabulous fur family. These two cats love each other very much and do everything together. They are both healthy, well behaved, fixed, microchipped, clean and litter trained. They will be rehomed with all supplies and vet records, and are just looking for a special home where they will get lots of attention and companionship. Adopt this special bonded pair of cats today.
Meet Mog, Torbie Tuxedo Cat For Adoption in Brooklyn NY Mog is a Female Torbie Tuxedo Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Brooklyn, NY. This very special Cat is 6 years old and weighs 8 pounds. Mog is spayed, up to date on shots, micro-chipped and very...
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Fluff is no longer available to adopt. Thank you for your interest in adopting this cute Maine Coon mix cat.
Max is a sweet 14 year old Orange Tabby cat in urgent need of a foster home in LA. He is a quiet and sweet natured boy, healthy, fixed and up to date on shots. Max’s owners are divorcing, and neither owner will be able to keep Max. They are dearly hoping to find...
Meet Max, Senior Orange Tabby Cat For Adoption in Granada Hills CA Max is a senior male Orange Tabby Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Granada Hills, CA, in Los Angeles. This very special Cat is 14 years old and weighs just 8 pounds. Max is neutered...
Looking for a very affectionate and laid back Tabhy cat for adoption in San Antonio? Fancy is just that and more. This stunning 8 year old female dsh cat is a real snuggle bunny. She is healthy, fixed, up to date on shots and micro-chipped. This ready to love cat will be rehomed with all supplies and vet records. She can’t wait to meet you and purr her way into your heart and home. Adopt Fancy the tabby in San Antonio todsy.
Meet Bullseye, A Tiger Tabby – Polydactyl Kitten For Adoption in Jacksonville Florida She is a female Polydactyl Cat Kitten for adoption to a very loving home in or near Jacksonville, Florida. This very special kitten is less than a year old and still...