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Tabby Cat Portrait
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Meet Mr. Morris, who reminds me of Morris the cat who starred in the cat food commercials at one time. I met this feline in Swansboro, NC, while visiting that small historic town on the NC coast. I was able to capture him staring at something intently.
This cat has the typical color and markings of an orange Tabby Cat. Tabby Cats are some of the most familiar types of cats. Their fur coats can have five different color tabby coat patterns. One of the most common types of coat markings are those of the striped tabby cat, which is called the Mackerel Tabby pattern. In the Mackerel Tabby, the resulting pattern is of dark stripes on a lighter background. The stripes are long, thin, mostly vertical, and moderately curved. They often break into short bars or stripes on the sides and stomach of the cat. The Mackerel Tabby pattern often causes two interesting markings. First is an "M" shape formed by the dark hairs, which is often found on the forehead of these cats. Second, they also often have a "peppered nose", where black dots are found on the otherwise pink nose.
Nature photography by Sandi O'Reilly, All Rights Reserved and Copyrighted. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, glad to help.
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March 28th, 2013
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