Asian-Tabby Cat Breed

This charming cat has a friendly disposition, making it a good choice for a family home, despite its inquisitive nature.

This member of the Asian group of cats comes in four different tabby patterns: classic, mackerel, spotted, and ticked. The variety of stripes, swirls, rings, and spots occur in a wide range of beautiful colors.

The most commonly seen pattern is the ticked tabby, in which each individual hair has contrasting bands of color. Like all its relations, the Asian Tabby has the graceful, muscular lines and extrovert personality of the Burmese cats used in its development, blended with the quieter nature of the Persian Chinchilla.

This breed makes a lovely family pet and is growing in popularity.

Origin: UK, 1980s

Breed registries: GCCF

Weight range: 9–15lb (4–7kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: Spotted, classic, mackerel, or ticked tabby patterns, in various colors.