Grey Tabby Cat – Interesting Facts About These Beauties

Anne Morgan

The tabby pattern, with the signature “M” on the cat’s forehead, and beautiful intricate markings, are what make this domestic cat so adored.

Many cat owners say that their tabby is an affectionate, playful, and adorable family pet that likes cuddles and purring all day.

Grey tabby cats’ eyes may appear in a variety of different colors such as green, blue, red, hazel, orange, etc. Moreover, tabbies can have heterochromia, which means that each eye can be a different color.


They are social and curious cats who will follow you everywhere around the house for a moment of attention. When they feel the need for personal space, they will leave your side and rest elsewhere.

An interesting fact about cat coat patterns is that almost all felines have tabby markings on their bodies. Some are visible and some are not. This is due to the fact that only recognizable tabby cats have agouti hairs.

It is believed that the word “tabby” originated from the French word “tabi” meaning taffeta which is a type of silk fabric that originated from the Middle French word “atabis”, somewhere in the 14th century.

These cats are active and curious, needing constant amusement. So, if you get one for yourself, make sure you have enough toys around the house to keep them entertained.

This domestic cat is mixed with all kinds of breeds, so its personality can vary. Some are affectionate, cuddly, and loveable, while others are loners who would prefer their personal space to be undisturbed.

Grey tabby cats aren’t necessarily female cats. Both female and male cats can have this beautiful coat color and pattern.

So, grey tabby cats are not a specific breed of cat but a combination of coat color and pattern that is specific for certain cat breeds.