Intriguing Facts About Tabby Cats

Mallory Crusta of shared several intriguing facts about tabby cats, noting that tabbies are not necessarily of the same breed, much like orange cats and tuxedo cats. She further explains the different types of tabby coats, including mackerel, classic, spotted, and ticked. She also explains how the tabby got its name and why tabbies always have “M”s on their foreheads.

Want to learn more about tabby cats? In this video, we’ll explore 8 fascinating facts about tabbies. From the 4 types of tabby patterns to the origin of the word “tabby”, these facts just might make you look at your tabby with a new appreciation

FOMO, Laughing Squid’s adorably goofy cat, is a beautiful example of a silver tabby.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.