Articles of special interest to breeders of Tabbies

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.

  • Basic Tabby Pattern Genetics In Cats
    Classic? Mackerel? What is dominant? What is recessive?
    March 2020

  • * Gary Powell and the Red Sky Persians is honored to be able to share with our members this candid interview with Gary as he discusses his Persian breeding program under the Red Sky cattery prefix.
    February 2001

  • * How To Tell A True Tabby
    Perhaps the single thing most newbies (and some not-so-new cat breeders) find confusing is understanding the issue of agouti and non-agouti tabbies. Learn how to tell whether YOUR tabby is a true agouti (or not) . . .
    November 2016

  • GC, RW Red Sky Wooden Ships Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
    A prolific sire is lost... but his legacy lives on in the tabby Persians, Exotics & Lynxpoint Himalayans of the modern day.
    January 2005

  • * Shaving Your Cat`s Nose
    Exhibitors of well-presented Silvers and Goldens and tabbies take care that the mascara on their cat`s nose leather is not obscured by hair along the edge of the nose leather. This can especially be a problem on longhaired breeds such as Persians and Maine Coons. The best way of emphasizing good nose mascara is by shaving the hairline around it.
    March 2020

  • Tabby Pattern Genetic Breakthrough
    New research results published in the journal Genetics, has clarified the inheritance of tabby patterns. Read on to learn more ...
    January 2010

  • * Tabby Patterns
    There are four main patterns of tabby that occur in the random bred domestic cat population (exclusive of any cat breeds that have wild blood). This article provides an in-depth look at tabby patterns and their genetics ...
    March 2020



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