The Gray Tabby Cat

September 11, 2018 1 Comment

The Gray Tabby Cat

Gray Tabby Cats have the letter 'M' on their forehead which makes them look like they're wearing a crown. However, most people think that Tabby cats are actually a distinct breed, which isn't true! 

Tabby is actually a reference to a most recognizable coat pattern.

In this blog post, we'll talk about a few interesting things about the gray tabby cats. So, without further ado, let's get started!

  • They've got two correct spellings 

Did you know that Gray Tabby Cat and Grey Tabby Cat are both actually correct ways to refer to the adorable kitties? This is because Gray is the more popular spelling in the United States while grey is more prevalent in England.

  • It's a gene thing 

Tomcats are known to get their coloring from their mums while female cats get a gene from each of their parents. Gray Tabby Cats are actually found in both sexes equally and is considered a dominant trait so is not only featured across breeds but also many members of the cat community! 

The tabby stripes are also believed to be the best for camouflage.

  • Cat Eye Colors

Gray Tabby Cats are known to have various different eye colors and have gray or brick red pads on their paws. Their genetics determine the nose colors, too. 

Do you have a gray tabby cat?  Tell us how her personality is like in the comments section! 

1 Response

Kim Andruk
Kim Andruk

January 13, 2019

We chose our Zane because we find grey tabby cats so handsome. He is a real sparkplug of a cat – an avid hunter, loves the outdoors and verrry vocal! He tells us off all the time! He has many admirers.

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