A big look at the Tabby cat non-breed.

Tabby cat is most popular!

Originally domesticated by the Egyptians, around 2000 B.C. There are now some 93 different cat breed types of the Domestic Cat (Felis catus). Which add up to about 700 million worldwide. It has been determined, that 2 cats left in ideal conditions to reproduce, could result in 80 million cats, in 10 years. Wow!

There are between 36 and 41 species (by varying expert opinion), in the Cat family (Felidae). Belonging to a species is defined, when the potential exists to reproduce with each other and produce offspring, that are healthy and fertile. Otherwise, they would belong to a different species.

A big look at the Tabby cat non-breed.

Species of the Felidae family can be found all over the world, except in Australia and Antarctica. Another interesting note, big cats don’t purr. The ability to do so, starts at a smaller level, with the likes of the pumas and cheetahs.

By far, the most prominent of the Felis Catus breeds, is actually a non-breed. It is the domestic shorthair cat, just like the domestic longhair cat is, simply put, the “mutt” of the cat world. Alley cats, house cats, kitty cats, pussy cats, they have many names, but the best explanation is a cat with no clear ancestry.

From what I’ve read, it seems the Tabby is the most abundant, I guess popular of all domesticated cats. I’d be interested to know, if this is indeed true, as reports vary and widely. So, if you have any concrete info on the matter, please let us know in the comment section. Thank you.


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