Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Sir Tristan in the Greenwood


Did you know that Tabby Cats are striped, with a variety of patterns?

The classic "blotched" tabby (or known as "marbled") pattern is the most common and consists of butterflies and bulls eyes.

The "striped" or "mackerel" tabby cat is a series of vertical stripes down the cat's side (resembling the fish). This pattern, which is broken into spots, is referred to as a "spotted" tabby. I am striped tabby, as you can see from my markings in the picture above!

The tabby markings may also look like a series of ticks on the fur, thus the "ticked" tabby, which is almost exclusively associated with the Abyssinian cat.

5 comments:

Tybalt said...

And a very handsome tabby mancat you are!

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

You are a furry handsome Tabby too, Tristan!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ooooh striped like a Tiger.. RAWR!

V-V

The Island Cats said...

Well, that's some interesting facts about me!!

Zoey

T'Abby Normal said...

We tabbies are fascinating. I have stripes and spots, and loads of ticked fur. Even my whiskers are ticked!

Hope you have a great holiday!

Purrs,
Abby Normal