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The most common coloring among domestic cats is dark stripes against a lighter coat. Stripes are not a distinctive feature of any breed. Many species of domestic cats boast tiger stripes on their coats.
Most known tabby cat breeds
Among most breeds you will find individuals who look like tigers with their stripes.
- Australian Mist;
- American Wirehair;
- American Curl;
- Asian Tabby;
- Maine Coon;
About tabby cats
The striped color of today’s domestic cats is due to their wild ancestors. The heterogeneous color of the coat with darkened oblong areas allows wild representatives of the feline family to camouflage better and keep track of their prey. There are no two identical individuals even in one litter, each animal’s color is unique in its own way.
Striped cats have a distinctive “M” on their forehead made up of stripes. This color is called tabby. Tabby cats have strong intelligence and good health. Scientists have found a correlation between striping and the development of the immune system.
The temperament of striped pets is calm and balanced. Such pets love to learn new things and dominate the house where they live. Until old age a striped cat will keep its energy and love playing games.
Cats of the Australian smoky breed have a small, strong body and short fur. It is one of the most striped breeds of cats. The basic color is from gray to brown. Australian smoky cats like playing, prefer to lead an active lifestyle.
The cost of the Australian Mint cat is around $1,000.
The breed is named for its tough, short fur. The hair of these cats is actually stiffer than other pets’ hair. The tiger color tabby is found most often on the smoky coat.
These cats typically cost between $800–$1,200 from a breeder, depending on pedigree.
The breed’s common striped color isn’t the only notable feature. The ears of American Curls have unusual tips, turned outward, toward the back of the pet.
American Curl cats cost between $1,000 – $2,000.
That’s interesting! The striped color is common among mongrel cats. Like their more expensive brethren, such cats have good immunity and are quite intelligent.
From the name of this breed, you can understand that the color of the representatives will be striped. The Asian Tabby was artificially bred in Great Britain. The pets have a bright tiger color and a malleable character.
Purebred tabbies can set you back with $700-$1500.
One of the youngest breeds, not yet properly distributed. In 2001, the Jungala breed was bred by crossing Siamese, Abyssinians and American Shorthair cats.
Jungals cost as much as $1500-$2000 per young kitten.
Kurilian, American Bobtails
Breeds with a short rudiment instead of the usual tail. This cat breed looks like a tiger with its classic striped coloration. The color of the coat is gray, brown, or earthy.
Bobtails are a relatively uncommon breed. Because they’re considered rare, these cats can cost around $600–$1,200 from a reputable breeder.
A very popular breed of especially large size. The weight of the Maine Coon can be up to 14 kg. Externally, representatives of the breed resemble a lynx: they have tassels on the ears, but tiger stripes instead of spots.
A quality Maine Coon kitten, if available, may cost between $1500 and $2000, depending on pedigree, breeder and bloodline.
Manx cats are famous for their variety of colors. Tabby individuals are also common. One of the first discovered breeds that do not have a wholesome tail.
High-quality Manx cats, usually those that have no tail, will demand the most money, about $800 – $2,500 USD per kitten.
It’s interesting! Scientists estimate that more than 600,000,000 domestic cats live with humans. About 80% of them have striped colors.
A hybrid breed that looks like a lynx with tassels on its ears, but without a tail. Common coloration is silver, smoky with stripes. Depending on the pedigree and the characteristics of the offspring, Pixie-bobs cost $700-$2200.
The name of the breed is very consonant with the word “tiger”. It is a real domestic tiger, reduced to an acceptable size and safe for human companionship. Representatives of the breed are very active and aggressive, looking remarkably similar to wild tigers.
Toyger kittens can cost as low as $1500, but Toyger kittens that show breed quality range between $2500 and $5500.
Often has a tabby color. The cat is bred on the island of Ceylon, has a calm and friendly nature, strongly attached to people. Ceylon Cats are not allowed to crossbreed with other breeds, so the cost of kittens starts at $2500.
Siberian breed has larger than average size, very long and fluffy coat. Stripes on the coat of cats are not as obvious as those of smooth-coated cats, but they are clearly visible.
Siberian cats often show a very stubborn, rebellious nature.
Siberians adore their owners and prefer to obey only them. Siberian kittens typically cost between $1,200 and $4,000, depending on pedigree.