Tabby is a marking that adds large, hard-edged and lighter or darker colored stripes on the beasts’s body. These stripes can be very thick and blotchy and will always create round, circular or oval patterns.
If you have troubles creating patterns like this, try to find one (1) or more points you can use as center for the marking. Now all stripes simply have to be added around this center, curving themselves around it and creating the desired circular or oval pattern.
Minimal spotting close to the legs and face is allowed as well, be careful to not accidentally imitate Spotting though!
Since King Cheetah is basically a combination of Tabby and Spotting, avoid creating patterns that would be more fitting for this mutation!
This marking was inspired by the tabby marking found on cats, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!
Relevant to: Base
Value: Lighter or Darker
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Tabby is relevant to and will always be lighter or darker than the base coat color of the beast.
Tabby must have a hard edge.
Combinations with other markings
Tabby has no maximum range.
Tabby has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way on the beast.
Feel free to search for this marking in our CaveSpeaker gallery to get some inspiration or a better grasp of the marking.
However, be careful of old designs as they might be illegal by now due to previous rule changes!
Please do not just copy existing designs either, as those are the property of their designer!