A Tabby cat has a distinctive coat pattern that features stripes, dots or swirling patterns. They are also usually recognizable by an "M" mark on their foreheads. Tabbies are sometimes assumed to be a cat breed when they are not. The Tabby pattern is actually found on many cats be they a recognized breed, mixed breed or a cat that does not belong to a recognized breed. The patterns are thought to be a naturally occurring and related to the coloration of the African Wildcat, the ancestor of all domestic cats.

Breeds That Accept the Pattern

Toyger, Ocicat, American Bobtail, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Birman, Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Turkish Van, Turkish Angora, Manx, Oriental, Maine Coon, Egyptian Mau, Exotic

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