Persian—Tabby cat resting.

Persian—Tabby and Patched Tabby Cat Breed

This cat is generally happy-go-lucky, but perverse if its wishes are not fulfilled.

The tabbies have a longer history than many of the other Persians. Brown tabbies appeared in some of the earliest cat shows in the UK in the 1870s, and one of the first purebred cat fancy clubs was established to promote the breed.

Since those days, the Persian Tabby has been developed in several colors, and three pattern types are accepted: classic (or blotched), mackerel (with narrow streaks), and spotted. In Tortie-Tabbies (sometimes known as patched tabbies) the tabby markings overlay a bicolored ground coat.