The mackerel tabby is the most common tabby cat available. It is basically a domestic cat with a coat pattern made of orange or gray background banded hairs and darker vertical stripes. These vertical stripes are highly reminiscent of fish bones, which was the inspiration behind the name: mackerel tabby. The patterns are usually differentiated by dark, solid markings. Some patterns have spots as opposed to stripes. All cats with the tabby gene feature prominent “M” markings on their forehead, as well as banded stripes on their tails and legs. If you are looking to adopt one, a little research may come in handy. Here are five things you didn’t know about the Mackerel Tabby.
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