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Geneticists recently discovered a gene in domesticated cats that triggers changes in fetal cat development, resulting in those trademark feline tabby stripes.
But in the book, Father Carmine just has one unhealthy tabby cat.
Some old tabby of a chaperon saw me there and came and told my grandmother.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Poor Tabby became so lame that she was at length obliged to leave us.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
All the cats kept at this establishment, and there are several, are of the red tabby colour, and therefore most likely all males.
The colour, however, that I now refer to is often called the silver tabby, for want of a better name.
Next kin to it is the very light-gray tabby, with almost the same hue, if not quite so light-gray markings.