Tuesday, October 9

Tabby Toozday: Lern More Abowt Tabbies

I fownd some stuff owt abowt tabbies by looking on the innernets. This is frum Dr Jon. He's a frend of my ladey and he sends her emale evry singul day:

Think "tabby" cat and the quintessential tiger-striped cat comes to mind. But "tabby" is not a breed, or a color; it's a pattern -- one so common that the gene responsible for the markings is supposedly present in all domestic cats, even the ones that don't show their stripes. Although tabbies come in a wide range and combination of colors, most have a distinctive "M" on their foreheads. Their markings fall into four main categories:

Marble: Thick bands and swirls form a bulls-eye on the sides:



Ticked: Solid coat with markings only on the face:




Mackerel: Thin body stripes and rings around legs and tail:




Spotted: Large or small spots, much like those of a leopard:



Holy, Makerel, I'm a Makerel!!!! I was reely surprized that thare were so many diffrint tabbies cuz I am the only one I've ever seen! Sinse thare are so many kinds, I think probly tabbies are THE MOST POPULER KIND OF CAT IN THE WERLD!!!

20 comments:

  1. I guess I'm a mackerel too? But I have white on me so maybe I don't count. I guess that means Kaze is a tabby as well....hmm.

    Chase

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  2. I HAVE SOME TABBY MARKINGS TOO!!!!!!

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  3. I am a marble on my sides - I think mackerels and marbles go very well together!

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  4. I think the Ticked tabby is called ticked because she is all ticked off, hahahahaha!!! I posted a Tabby Tuesday today, Trip. Thought you'd like to check it out.
    Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

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  5. hmm...what about a tabby that only has markings on his face and legs and tail, but no stripes on his back? the non-black member of our household (Rascal) has that goin' on.

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  6. yup ... i'mma mackeral, too!
    life'z a trip ... eh trip?
    luv--jh

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  7. Beautiful cats!

    Even though my guys are a maine coon and bengals, I've got one of each: a mackeral, a spotty and a marble! I guess this means I'm not done until a ticked guy joins the family!

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  8. im a mackeral too, im kinda ticked on my back

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  9. All domestic cats start out as Tabby Cats. I am tabby cat. I have black stripes on black background. when I lay in the sun you can see my "ghost" markings.

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  10. Tabby cats are kool!

    Love,
    Tazo

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  11. That's a very interesting post Trip with lovely pictures. I think you look very mancatly in your devil outfit too:) xxx

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  12. I'm a mackeral too. I even have a ginger colored belly like the tabby in the picture. -Scout

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  13. Dear Tripper. You are a very fun and happy mackeral. we are glad to know ya!

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  14. I think I am an orange mackerel! Thank you for the information, it was very informative.

    I really like your picture, you are not very, very, very skinny, just like me : )

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  15. Ya learn somethin' efurry day, huh?

    Mr. Fuzzypants an' Pumpkin are Mackerel tabbies, too ...

    DMM

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  16. Those are very interesting tabby facts!

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  17. Brainball's a mackerel orange tabby, too! Them's some kool facts about tabbies, Trip.

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

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  18. Trip, is that you in that "Monty" pose?

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  19. hehe is that third picture you Trip?? hehe x

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  20. Mom says I'm a marble tabby! Cool! Thanks for all this great information.

    I have a mackerel tabby cousin on my blog today. She looks like you, Tripper!

    Tabbies RULE!

    ~Jake

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