The orange tabby was twice the size of every other cat he'd seen.
The so-called orange tabby is one phase of the erythristic type.
Most days, only the forgetful owner, this newly hired cleaning girl called Annie and a standoffish tabby are in residence.
Siamese cats may have the tail either straight or kinked, but whether the latter feature belongs of right to the breed, or has been acquired by crossing with the ordinary black and tabby kink-tailed cats of the country, is not known.
The fact that in tabby Persians the body-markings are never so strong as in the short-haired breeds is in some degree confirmatory of this, as suggesting descent from a nearly wholecoloured type.
The striped (as distinct from the blotched) short-haired tabby is probably the one most nearly allied to the wild ancestors, the stripes being, however, to a great extent due to the European wild cat.
Beyond stating that in colour it conforms very closely to the striped phase of domesticated tabby, it will be unnecessary to describe the species.
In one direction the tabby shows a tendency to melanism which culminates in complete blackness, while in the other direction there is an equally marked tendency to albinism; grey cats, which may be regarded as tabbies whose stri p es have disappeared, forming the connecting link between the tabby and the white cat.
So famous was the silk of Bagdad, manufactured in the Attabieh quarter (named after Attab, a contemporary of the Prophet), that the place-name passed over into Spanish, Italian, French and finally into English in the form of "tabby," as the designation of a rich-coloured watered silk.
According to these observations, two distinct types of so-called tabby cats are recognizable.
This latter type appears to be the true "tabby"; since that word denotes a pattern like that of watered silk.
Wild sorts of the tabby order are coarser, and not so good and silky in effect as when domestically reared.
In the one the pattern consists of narrow vertical stripes, and in the other of longitudinal or obliquely longitudinal stripes, which, on the sides of the body, tend to assume a spiral or sub-circular arrangement characteristic of the blotched tabby.
Chocolate Tabby Point: the points have milk chocolate markings on a pale bronze agouti background; ivory body.
auburn and/or black with no tabby markings.
You could make your own pet dog or tabby cat like the sample.
The same mutation of the tabby gene is now believed to produce the king cheetah 's coat.
ginger tabby who will be visiting you for milk each day.
A gray tabby kitten with an injured foot from a road traffic accident was the first patient in the cat ward.
Red - The coat is a warm rich red, tabby markings are permissible.
In all the self-colours there is no ghost tabby markings or bars.
Cameo Tabby (Classic, Mackerel, Spotted, Ticked ): Ground color off-white.
tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.
All colors can also have tabby or tortie patterns.
tabby named Tigger.
In the light cast onto the path, a small, long, slender spotted tabby cried to be let in.
He is a 3 year old grayish brown short haired tabby with some white under his chin.
That was when he landed on Patty, all sixteen pounds of silver tabby.
T his is Lexi, my long-awaited blue mitted tabby.
Oscar a 5yr old male tabby who was found abandoned, came to us to be re-homed.
In Garfield, the orange tabby with attitude has a fondness for lasagna from, where else?
tabby markings are overlaid with patches of red or cream giving an effect of mingled colors.
tabby kitten with an injured foot from a road traffic accident was the first patient in the cat ward.
tabby cat called Rufus * What 2 things would you bring with you to a desert island?
tabby pattern which may be ticked, spotted, mackerel or classic.
tabby genes are covered in more detail below.
Tortie tabby British Shorthair - In the tortie tabby the tabby pattern is overlaid with shades of red or cream.
Tilly's best friend is Socks the ginger tabby who will be visiting you for milk each day.
Derek knew better, a little silver tabby had already picked him.
He was a huge orange tabby cat who was so wonderful, patient and loving.
FAWN tabby POINT (32 9) (Championship status) Points: Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings.
They are about twice the size of a domestic cat, with tabby markings and a long bushy tail.
She lives in north London with her two teenage sons and an old, tabby tomcat.
Without accepting this proposed change in nomenclature, which is liable to lead to confusion without any coinpensating advantage, it may be suggested that the blotched tabby type represents Dr Nehring's presumed Chinese element in the cat's parentage, and that the missing wild stock may be one of the numerous phases of the leopard-cat (F.
I thought I might just as well describe my pet in order to know it--order, vertebrate; division, quadruped; class, mammalia; genus, felinus; species, cat; individual, Tabby.
Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.
I 'm a Siamese and my best friend is an orange tabby named Tigger.
The tabby markings are overlaid with patches of red or cream giving an effect of mingled colors.
I have a tabby cat called Rufus * What 2 things would you bring with you to a desert island?
Any shading on the body will show the underlying tabby pattern which may be ticked, spotted, mackerel or classic.
The various tabby genes are covered in more detail below.
Tortie Tabby British Shorthair - In the tortie tabby the tabby pattern is overlaid with shades of red or cream.
FAWN TABBY POINT (32 9) (Championship status) Points: Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings.
These cats are fun loving and adventurous, so if you're looking for a quiet, retiring companion, better look to a tabby.
I am considering adopting a very adorable gray tabby with the most beautiful deep blue eyes I've ever seen.
They are cobby, with just about the same type of head as a Tabby.
The two gray sisters are tabby and look so much alike they are hard to tell apart except one is a little bit smaller.
I have a tabby that is about a year and a half old.
When testing was carried out against a limited number of other breeds, including Abyssinians and the average Tabby, the Siberian did indeed show lower levels of the protein in fur and skin samples.
While Maine Coon cats may come in any color or pattern, the most prevalent is brown tabby.
The coats of many Maine Coons have tabby patterns.
Lynx points are subtly striped similar to what you would find on a tabby cat.
Blue Lynx - The body is icy white with silvery blue points that have darker tabby stripes running though them.
The points are blue with darker tabby stripes and patches of cream.
Chocolate Lynx Point - This combination has an ivory body with milk chocolate points that have darker brown tabby stripes.
There are darker tabby stripes through the points with patches of red splashed here and there.
The points have darker cream tabby stripes.
Flame Lynx - The body is cream color with flame-colored points that have the tabby stripes that are consistent with the Lynx point markings.
Lilac Lynx - The body should be a glacial white color, and the points are pale frosty grey with a pinkish tone ticked with darker lilac tabby markings.
Lilac Cream Lynx - The body has vivid white fur, and the points are a pinkish gray with lilac tabby markings through them.
Seal Tortie Lynx - The body is cream to fawn, and the points are brown with darker tabby markings and patches of red.
A tabby pattern consists of a light coat with darker tiger stripes or spots on it.
The color variations range from the familiar silver tabby and its variants to the solid colored American Shorthair kitten to the calico or tortoiseshell variety.
She is the proud owner of three tabby cats and two teacup Yorkshire Terriers.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.