Paws Planet – World Animal News
Cats

7 Fun Facts About Orange Tabby Cats

Every cat is beautiful in their own way. However, there’s something really special about orange tabby cats.

Indeed, these lovelies have some features that are exclusive to their genetics, but we’re not going to dive in that. Here are just some fun facts about orange tabby cats!

#1 Orange tabby cats are usually male.


This also indicates that sex and coat color genetics are somehow related, at least in orange cats, as up to 80% of orange cats are male. Maybe this have something to do with triple-colored cats are mostly female.

#2 Their coats come in 4 different patterns.


The mackerel pattern is the one everyone knows as the traditional orange tabby, however, there are also cats in a classic pattern, a ticked pattern and a striped pattern. These are all found in regular tabby cats, none of them are rare, but isn’t that still cool?

#3 They are often called “marmalade cats” or “ginger cats”.


These nicknames are here to differentiate the black-based tabby cats and the orange tabby cats.

#4 The color actually shows up in many different breeds.


Tabby cats are NOT a breed of cat. In fact, tabby just refers to the coat markings. Also, orange tabby cats are genetically possible in many different established breeds like Maine Coons, Persians, American bobtails and British Shorthairs.

#5 The orange coat color is created thanks to the presence of the pigment pheomelanin, which displays colors in the red to cream ranges.


The deepness of the orange depends fully on the individual cat and some orange tabbies will be very dark while others will be bright.

#6 Winston Churchill had an orange tabby cat, Tango.


Churchill was famous for his love for felines of all colors.

#7 An last but not least, they’re still cats.


They are still unique, bossy, and lovable as usual. Who wouldn’t want them as companions? Love your cat for whatever they are.

Related posts

12-Year-Old Kid Makes Stylish Bow Ties For Shelter Cats And Dogs To Help Them Get Adopted

Carolyn Mullet

10+ All New Cats That Refuse To Leave Their Boxes

Carolyn Mullet

Cat Saves Whole Family From Fire By Waking Them Up In The Middle Of Night

Carolyn Mullet

Sweet Cats Cuddle With Mom To Comfort And Make Her Feel Better After Surgery

Carolyn Mullet

13 Photos Proving That Cats and Dogs Are from Different Worlds

catforlove

Here Is One Minute Of Kitten Cuteness To Make Your Heart Feel Fluffy And Happy!

catforlove

10+ Ninja Cats In Action

catforlove

Cat Loses Her Mind After Seeing Rain For The First Time

Carolyn Mullet

30 Photos Of Cats In Small Shops Looking Like They Own The Place (New Pics)

Carolyn Mullet

Fluffy Little Kitten Rolling Around And Stretching On Green Carpet Is The Most Adorable Things Today!!

catforlove

35 Cats Who Are Living Their Best Lives While Quarantined

Carolyn Mullet

10+ Absolute Chubbiest Cats That Will Make Your Day

catforlove