Cat statues of ancient Egypt have plain coats whereas the real cats were mackerel tabbies

Tabbies of ancient Egypt

The domestic cats of ancient Egypt were all brown, mackerel tabbies whereas the bronze statues of cats from that era had plain coats. The statues look like modern day Abyssinian cats both in terms of their coat and body confirmation while the ‘real cats’ of that era look like classic, random bred mackerel (striped) …

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