If domestic cats are the most loved cat breed of all, tabby cats are the most common cat color pattern.
Tabbies can feature stripes, whorls, swirls, dots, and dashes in addition to meeting the breed standards of more than two dozen recognized cat breeds. These include red, cream, black, blue, silver, brown, and tan, among other colors. Cato.
Despite the fact that there are several variations of each, the tabby pattern may be broken down into four primary types. The “patched” tabby is an example of a fifth color pattern that incorporates tabby as a component of another fundamental color pattern. It can be a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches (the latter is referred to as a “torbie”). In their authorized color palette, several pointed breeds also tolerate “tabby points.” Is the high prevalence of tabby cats surprising? Actually, the gene for the tabby pattern is present in every domestic cat. Try to identify the concealed tabby markings if you ever see a “coal-black” cat out in the sun.
Since tabby cats are nearly as old as Mother Earth, we salute them in our March photo galleries when the earth is in full bloom of Spring. There are tabby cats all over the place if you travel the world, from the little stray cats that became the Singapura breed to the stray cats on Cypress, the canals of Venice, and the streets of Rome, to pedigreed cats with origins in many different countries:
- Egyptian mau with a Javanese bobtail from America (Tabby Points)
- A Norwegian forest cat that is a Persian Rex from Maine
- language fold
- Turkish angora Somali
These are just a few of the many breeds that can accept the tabby pattern.
The magnificent “M”
One of the most distinctive features of tabby cats is the magnificent “M” that is located in the middle of their foreheads, directly above the eyes. This M is the stuff of legends.
Called after Mau, a phrase used in ancient Egypt to refer to cats that is thought to sound like a cat meowing.
Mohammed was given that name because of his passion of tabby cats.
Our favourite theory is that the cat was given the moniker Beloved of Bast in honor of the Virgin Mary, who had a brown tabby cat.
Due to their common look, tabby cats may be perceived as “ordinary” by some, but those of us who own them view them as royalty, as befitting of their ancestry. There is nothing else we could do.