Are all domestic cats tabbies?

Stunning black mackerel tabby male cat

When you look at domestic cats today, you see a very wide range of coat types and colours. You would be deceived into believing that all domestic cats are not tabbies but technically they are. It seems that tabby cats are only one part of the wide spectrum of coat types but genetically the …

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American Shorthair cat ‘Piper’ and one other, both silver tabbies

American Shorthair cat Piper

I believe that the American Shorthair is an underrated purebred cat. This is a cat with a long American history, similar to the more famous Maine Coon. This was a cat of American barns, a kind of working cat; a moggy to use the vernacular. They were and still are to be honest street …

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Difference between tabby and domestic shorthair?

Tabby domestic shorthair

As a tabby cat is frequently a domestic shorthair cat, the question doesn’t make sense as it is trying to ask the difference between two types of domestic cat when the two descriptions often apply to the same individual cat as you see in the photograph below. In fact, tabby is the most common …

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What is the most common cat coat type in the UK?

The blotched tabby is the most common UK cat

The blotched (classic tabby) pattern is the most common for domestic and stray cats in the UK today. It is unclear why the classic tabby is more common than the striped (mackerel) tabby. As the domestic cat’s wild ancestor has a faintish striped tabby coat you might have thought that the striped tabby would …

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Can a cat have a baby with a bobcat?

1960s purported bobcat hybrid but a tabby domestic cat

The question is interesting because it is loosely formulated. What it is asking is can the domestic cat mate with a bobcat to create hybrid offspring and the best answer comes from Sarah Hartwell when she writes about “domestic hybrid with bobcat and lynx”. I will quote her verbatim because the answer demands a …

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Exotic Shorthair and Persian are adorable in “US Mail Carrier Pup” and “UPS Pal” costumes.

Eric and Ollie mail delivery boys

This pair are a ginger tabby Exotic Shorthair whose name is Ollie and a smokey-white flat-faced Persian whose name is Eric. They are on Instagram. Their caretaker reassures the viewers by saying: “All dressed up for Halloween 😃 Please note – we ordered a size too big for them so they would be comfortable. …

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Half a dozen facts about the grey tabby cat

Grey Tabby Cat Licking Foot

Here are 6 facts about the grey tabby cat… Spelling I am dictating this. The software spells “grey” rather than “gray”. That tells you that I’m in the UK although I nearly always write about American cats! That is because the best stories about domestic cats come from America and there are more domestic …

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