Old Blue Eyes, The MIghty Hunter

Marjorie Wallace

Lacey, United States

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My friend, Bonny’s cat. What a handsome fellow he is and always so ready to pose for my camera. She found him at Bay Area animal rescue and the minute they saw one another, she knew they were going to be best friends for life.

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Featured CATS AND DOGS ~ 17 June 2009
One of Top Ten winners of ’Peeping Tom" challenge in TABBY TIME group ~ July 2009

‘OLD BLUE EYES, THE MIGHTY HUNTER’

The tabby cat has a distinctive coat that features stripes, dots, or swirling patterns. Tabbies are sometimes erroneously assumed to be a breed of cat. In fact, the tabby pattern is a naturally occurring feature that may be the original coloration of the domestic cat’s distant ancestors. Tabby color is found in many breeds of cat, as well as among the general ‘moggy’ (mixed-breed or mongrel) population. When cats are allowed to breed randomly, the coloration of the population tends toward brown mackerel tabbies with green eyes, leading geneticists to believe that this is the common wild phenotype of the domestic cat. The tabby usually has an “M” mark on its forehead.

A tabby cat has a distinct coat that features stripes, dots, or swirling patterns. There are four tabby patterns that have been shown to be genetically distinct: mackeral, classic, spotted and ticked.

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