Pictures of Tabby Cats
The following tabby cat pictures show what this prolific coat pattern looks like across a number of cat breeds. Some breeds produce the pattern naturally while others must be crossed with a tabby cat to achieve the desired pattern. Undoubtedly, tabby cats are popular wherever they are found. Just consider the cute tabby Scottish Fold pictured, and the other pretty tabbies to follow.
The mackerel tabby pattern almost looks as if the cat was tie-dyed with stripes added. This type of tabby is actually the most common type, and it gets its name from the similarity of the stripes to the bones of a fish.
Although Sphynx cat are hairless, they still can have different colors and patterns. The tabby pattern is clearly evident when you look at this cat's skin.
Siamese Cross Tabby
The color points of the Siamese blended with distinct tabby markings certainly yield an interesting cat. This type of Siamese is called a Lynx Point, or a Tabby Point in the United Kingdom.
The glorious coat of this Manx cat really shows off the tiger tabby pattern. You can find tabby Manx cats in both short and longhair varieties and with or without a tail.
Tabby Maine Coon Kitten
The tabby pattern looks stunning combined with the full rough and fluffy ear tips on this adorable Maine Coon kitten. Between the ears and the tabby coat, it almost looks like a wild cat kitten like a Bobcat or a Lynx.
Kurilian Bobtail Tabby
A cousin of the Japanese Bobtail, this Kurilian Bobtail is yet another beautiful example of the tabby pattern. In this cat the tabby pattern is mixed in with the calico tri-color patches, which is known as a "caliby."
Persian Tabby Kitten
American Curl Tabby
The American Curl cats get their name from their distinctive curled ears. Tabby is a popular color pattern in these beautiful and affectionate cats.
Tabby Oriental Cat
Oriental cats are a breed created through the crossbreeding of several cats including Abyssinians, Russian Blues, and Siamese. Orientals come in many colors and patterns unlike a Siamese, and this tabby Oriental is strikingly handsome with his big green eyes.
Devon Rex with Tabby Pattern
Another hard-to-find breed is the Devon Rex, which some people consider ugly. Obviously they've never seen this lovely tabby Devon Rex with his intelligent, inquisitive face.
A spotted tabby pattern can be found with the Egyptian Mau cat. This adorable kitten displays the classic silver spotted tabby look. In fact, Egyptian Maus are one of the only domestic cat breeds with naturally occurring spots.
Brown Tabby Beauty
Tabby patterns can appear in many color shades. This medium-haired tabby displays a gorgeous brown pattern to match his beautiful green eyes.
The Siberian cat is a large cat with long, thick fur designed to protect it from harsh, colder climates. Tabby is a popular color among Siberians. It makes them look like a "wild cat" has decided to walk in and lounge in your home.
The calico tabby is the result of two coat patterns combined. If you enjoyed these images, be sure to check out LTK's slideshow of Calico Cat Pictures.