All About the Tabby Cat

abby refers to the coat pattern of stripes, swirls or spots. It is not a breed. Tabbies can be any breed or mix of breeds.  

What is a Tabby Cat

The classic tabby pattern features a distinctive "M" mark on the forehead and swirling stripes along the body.

Classic Tabby Pattern

Mackerel tabbies have narrow, parallel stripes along their spine that run from head to tail resembling a fish skeleton. 

Mackerel Tabby Patter

The spotted tabby is identifiable by its spots that can vary in size and are randomly scattered across the body.

Spotted Tabby

Ticked tabby cats don't have stripes. Their coats contain distinct bands of color along each hair shaft.

Ticked Tabby

Ticked tabby cats don't have stripes. Their coats contain distinct bands of color along each hair shaft.

Ticked Tabby

Tabbies are energetic, social and highly affectionate. They bond strongly with their families and thrive on play and interaction.

Tabby Cat Personality

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