Cat Varieties: Tabby Cat
Tabby Cats are striped, with a variety of patterns. The classic "blotched" tabby (or known as "marbled") pattern is the most common and consists of butterflies and bulls eyes.
The "striped" or "mackerel" tabby cat is a series of vertical stripes down the cat's side (resembling the fish). This pattern, which is broken into spots, is referred to as a "spotted" tabby. The tabby markings may look like a series of ticks on the fur, thus the "ticked" tabby, which is almost exclusively associated with the Abyssinian cat.