Discover Tabby Cat Genetics

Agouti Gene

The agouti gene plays a key role in determining whether a cat will have a tabby pattern or not

Ticked Tabby 

 Ticked tabbies have individual hairs with alternating bands of color, seen in breeds like Abyssinians

Classic Tabby

Classic tabbies display bold, swirling patterns on their sides and back with distinctive bullseye marks

Mackerel Tabby

Mackerel tabbies have narrow vertical stripes resembling fishbones, commonly seen in domestic shorthairs

Spotted Tabby

Spotted tabbies have spots and rosettes on their coat, seen in breeds like Bengals and Egyptian Maus

White Spotting Gene

The white spotting gene determines the presence of white markings on the cat's coat

Various Color Combinations

Tabby cats come in various colors and patterns, adding to their unique charm and beauty

Winter Care for Feral and Outdoor Cats