Most Popular Tabby Cat Breeds

One of the most familiar tabby breeds, American Shorthairs have a range of classic, mackerel and spotted tabby patterns.

American Shorthair

Maine Coons are known for their shaggy coats and signature tabby markings. They come in brown, silver and orange tabby colors.

Maine Coon

Bengal cats have strikingly vivid tabby markings reminiscent of Asian leopards. Their coats can be brown, silver or snow tabby. 


Abyssinians have a distinctly ticked tabby pattern giving them a wild appearance. It resembles their rabbit-hunting ancestors.


Long-haired Somalis come in ruddy, red, blue and fawn tabby colors. They have more banded stripes versus Abyssinians.


Egyptian Maus have unique spotted tabby patterns that resemble miniature cheetahs. They come in silver and bronze coats.

Egyptian Mau

Persians have long, luxurious coats that can sport classically swirled or mackerel tabby markings.


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