Definition :

 

Tabby cats have a coat with striping, marbling, or dark spots on a light background, including:

 

• Blotched (or classic or marbled) tabby: wide, dark stripes curving over the flanks, butterfly

 

wings on the shoulders, three large stripes running

 

from the withers to the base of the tail.

 

•Mackerel (or tiger) tabby: thin, either continuous or broken stripes perpendicular to the spine.

 

• Spotted (or patched) tabby: round, even, distinct spots on a light background.

 

• Ticked tabby (Abyssinian coat): striping is almost absent and confined to the legs, necklace, or tail. Tabbies exist in all colors.

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