Tabby patterns

  EMS code: - 21/22/23/24/25
Tabby pattern/ agouti An agouti hair shows various number of yellowish bands (silver-white bands in silver varieties) separated from each other by the corresponding colour (ticking).
Theese hairs may be uniform all over the coat or separated from each other by solid cloured hairs forming the different patterns.
In most breeds these solid coloured areas should be with out any ticked hairs.

The ground colour of the areas between the pattern is ticked with the corresponding colour(s).

Tortie
For Tortie Tabbies the tabby pattern is coloured in the colour of the tortie patches and the tortie patches superimpose the tabby pattern.

  EMS code: - 21
Pattern If the pattern cannot be clearly defined either as tabby blotched or as tabby mackerel, spotted or ticked, for this tabby pattern the EMS-Code 21 will be used.

Code 21 is also used in the following varieties: . Tabby Van/Harlequin/ Tabby Pointed

 


Genetic code:
[AA]/[Aa]/[A-]
[tbtb]

Blotched - EMS code: - 22

On the appropriate base colour is a 'dark' and clearly defined pattern with good contrast without ticked hairs (brindling).
Marking in the shape of an "M" on the forehead, an unbroken line runs back the outer corner of the eye, 2 or 3 spirals on the cheeks, thumb prints on the ears, 2 unbroken necklaces on the chest.
Vertical lines over the back of the head extend to the shoulder markings, shoulder markings area in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly defined.
The back markings consist of a veridical line down the spine from the butterfly to the tip of the tail. On each side of this line a "dark line" runs in parallel. These 3 lines are clearly separated from each other by the ground colour.
On each flank there are large blotches in the colour of the groundcolour encircled by one or more unbroken "darker" lines. Markings should be the same on each side.
A double row of "dark" spots (buttons) appears on the chest and the stomach. The legs are evenly barred. The back of the feet is coloured in the "dark" colour. The tail is evenly ringed and ends in a solid tip.


Genetic codes:
[AA]/[Aa]/[A-]
[TT]/[Ttb]/[T-]

Mackerel - EMS code: - 23

On the appropriate base colour is a "dark" and clearly defined pattern with good contrast and without ticked hairs (brindling).
Markings in the shape of an "M" on the forehead, 2 or 3 spirals on the cheeks, thumb prints on the ears, 2 unbroken necklaces on the chest.
An unbroken spine line runs from the head over the back to the tip of the tail.
Numerous narrow "dark" lines run vertically down the body from the spine to the stomach. These lines to be clearly separated by the ground colour, The pattern should be even on both sides.
A double row of "dark" spots (buttons) appears on the chest and the stomach.
The legs are evenly ringed. The back of the feet is coloured in the "dark" colour.
The tail is evenly ringed and ends in a solid tip.


Genetic codes:
[AA]/[Aa]/[A-]
[TT]/[Ttb]/[T-]

Spotted - EMS code: - 24

on the appropriate base colour is shown a clear pattern of numerous well defined round or oval "dark" spots with good contrast without ticked hair (brindling)
The spots are clearly separated from each other and do not merge into each other. The more numerous the better. On each cat the spots should be of unifom shape; they are as important as the colour, however, they must harmonize with the base colour.
There is an intricate tabby "M" an the forehead, with markings extending up over the head between the ears and breaking into small spots an the lover neck and shoulder.
Macara markings are found around the eyes and on the checks. The eyes are rimmed with the darkest coat colour and surrounded by the lightest colour.
Thumprints on the ears.
There are one or two broken necklaces an the chest.
The spots should be spread on the shoulders and over the body down to the legs.
A slight spine line is permitted.
The stomach is covered by clearly defined spots.
The legs are evenly ringed and/or spotted- The back of the feet is coloured in the "dark" colour.
The tail is evenly ringed and ends in a solid tip.


Genetic codes:
[AA]/[Aa]/[A-]
[TaT]/[Tatb]/[Ta-]

Ticked -  EMS code: - 25

Body extremities show pronounced ticking. The body is free from any markings.
Tabby markings on the face and forehead. Thumb prints on the ears.
One or two unbroken or broken necklaces on chest.
Darker colour along the spine.
Fine, distinct stripes on the legs. The back of the feet is coloured in the "dark" colour.
The tail is evenly ringed and ends in a solid tip.

 


Genetic codes:
[AA]/[Aa]/[A-]
[TaTa]