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ApplestheHare Tue 11-Sep-18 18:12:07

We got our lovely dsh girl in July and now her hair's grown back she has spots as well as stripes. Is this possible? I've never had a tabby before but I thought they just had stripesconfused Or maybe they all have both but I've never noticed?grin

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foldingtable Tue 11-Sep-18 18:18:05

Oooo, look at her little furry self. She’s part leopard?

I’ve seen cats with all sorts of markings but am not sure if tabby means just stripes?

juneau Tue 11-Sep-18 18:19:06

Aw - she's gorgeous! Yes, I've seen those markings before - tabbies can be anything. My old brown tabby had spots and stripes too.

wildewillow Tue 11-Sep-18 18:25:35

My tabby has spots and stripes. Her mum was half Bengal so I assume that's where it comes from. I think it's quite common.

Beautiful kitty!

DiveBombingSeagull Tue 11-Sep-18 18:31:09

What a beauty

ApplestheHare Tue 11-Sep-18 18:36:42

Thanks everyone. I never knew tabbies had such varied patterns and were so beautiful. Shame on me!

Our girl is such a sweetie and so chilled out, although she is bringing home an average of 3 mice per day atm. I'm hoping the excitement wears off as she settles in further grin

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Toddlerteaplease Tue 11-Sep-18 18:37:32

She really is a beauty.

paddler78 Tue 11-Sep-18 18:39:07

Yep we have Savannah's and they have spots and stripes, bengals are similar smile

ApplestheHare Tue 11-Sep-18 19:43:19

Thanks Toddler! We went to see her without seeing a proper photo based on the personality her fosterer described and we were amazed by how pretty she was. Really no idea why she was unwanted.

Paddler I hadn't heard of Savannahs and just googled them and Bengals and now wonder if she has some other breed mixed in?

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paddler78 Tue 11-Sep-18 20:00:23

Savannahs are still fairly uncommon in the UK, bengals are a little more common so defo a possibility - she is gorgeous smile

ItsJustTheOneSwanActually Tue 11-Sep-18 20:02:10

We have a tabby with spots and stripes too. Def has a bit of Bengal in him Your cat is gorgeous grin

Vinorosso74 Tue 11-Sep-18 20:08:36

She is very pretty. We had a tabby a number of years back who had stripes on his back and spots on his belly.

ApplestheHare Tue 11-Sep-18 20:16:06

Would any of you be willing to share pics of your spotty tabbies? Or Savannahs in your case paddler

I'm really nosy and love seeing other people's cats!

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AwkwardSquad Tue 11-Sep-18 20:16:29

My tabby has spots on her belly fur, and swirly stripes on her side.

Hmmingbird Tue 11-Sep-18 20:22:09

My tabby kitten has both too smile

QueenieMum Tue 11-Sep-18 20:24:23

She is so beautiful! One of my neighbours has 2 Bengals and her markings remind me of one of them.

MrsLucas Tue 11-Sep-18 20:26:07

She's lovely. Are the spots symmetrical or random?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 11-Sep-18 20:26:30

Theres an old tabby at the top of our road who is stripey and spotty.

CrawlWalkRun Tue 11-Sep-18 20:28:45

I love tabbies. Unapologetically here for the tabby pics.

Longdistance Tue 11-Sep-18 20:32:22

I used to have s tabby. He was stripes all over and spots on his belly ❤️

paddler78 Tue 11-Sep-18 20:43:15

Lol always they are my little fur baby's , they are brother but very different personality wise, Theo or Mr T is now a Tripawd after being caught in an animal trap earlier this year (would insert crying emoji here if I could find one) and milo is just a giant weighing in at around 7.5kgs!

Flashingbeacon Tue 11-Sep-18 20:48:37

Aw what a lovely wee pussy cat, I can just tell she’s a good mouser too. My big boy is striped and spotty, except ginger and white. His vet says he definitely has a bit of pedigree in him because of his markings. And he absolutely isn’t just humouring his owner. He definitely doesn’t tell every cat over that they have the best looking cat they’ve seen in a while wink

ApplestheHare Tue 11-Sep-18 21:59:49

Hmmingbird your kitten is gorgeous! How old is he or she?

Flashingbeacon your boy sounds incredibly handsome, I'm sure the vet means every word smile

paddler animal trap sounds awful. How on earth did that happen?? Aren't they illegal?

MrsLucas she's not symmetrical. Not the best pics but hopefully you can see what I mean. She tends more towards spots on one side and stripes and swirls on the other.

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stardewvalley Wed 12-Sep-18 19:02:01

My little dude (on the right) has very similar markings! I'm biased but I think it's a gorgeous feature. grin

NaToth Wed 12-Sep-18 19:16:29

Spots and stripes here too.

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