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My cat Gabriel

Which cat is easiest to take care of?

In selecting a cat to adopt your main or sole criteria might be easy maintenance! ? A fair point. The question is ‘which cat?’ I guess this means either an individual cat or a...

Stunning black mackerel tabby male cat

Are all domestic cats tabbies?

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...

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What is a tabby cat?

A tabby cat can be any one of the following: a random bred domestic cat, a feral cat, a stray cat, a community cat or a purebred, pedigree cat and even a wild cat;...

Picture of striped tabby cat

Pictures of striped tabby cats

Striped tabby cats are also called mackerel tabbies in reference to the skin of the fish by the same name. This is the ancient type of tabby pattern close to the one we see...

Why are tabby cats called tabby cats?

Why Are Tabby Cats Called Tabby Cats?

Tabby cats are called tabby cats because of the description of their coat which is derived from the name of watered silk called ‘Atabi’ from the Attabiah district of Baghdad, Iraq. The silk has a similar appearance to the mackerel tabby coat.

Domestic cat that looks like a leopard

Domestic Cats That Look Like Leopards

The leopard is known for his spots. In fact they are “rosettes” (hollowed out, irregular shaped spots). Therefore a domestic cat that looks like a leopard must have spots. When a domestic cat has...

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