Why do all tabby cats have an M on their forehead?
Here is the Legend of the tabby "M" on the forhead... All of us, at one time or another, have listened to the "old folks" tell us amazing tales. Folk lore and legends abound in all cultures. Passed by word of mouth from one generation to the next, these legends grow and change. A veterinarian shared this story with me. I share it with you, in the tradition of story-telling, in my own words and with my own embellishments. This is the legend of the Tabby "M". All of us have heard that first Christmas described as a silent night. However, one of God's creatures knew otherwise.
The cat hunted in the cold, starry night. He didn't look much different from the other cats; he was gray in color with stripes the color of charcoal. As he walked down the dark alleyway, he heard crying coming from a stable. He entered the door and saw a mother trying to comfort her newborn son.
She spoke softly. "I don't know what to do. I thought you were hungry, so I fed you. I thought you were wet, so I changed your diaper. I thought you were cold, so I wrapped another blanket around you."
She rocked the infant a few minutes longer and then laid him back in a manger filled with hay. The baby continued to cry.
The cat knew what needed to be done. He leapt into the manger and curled up next to the child. In comforting tones, he began to purr. It was the sweetest lull-a-bye ever heard. The baby quieted and drifted off to sleep.
The woman gently stroked his fur. "Thank you. I don't know where you came from, but thank you."
God was looking down and witnessing the blessed events of His son's birthday. Heard only by the cat, God spoke.
"You have done a wonderful deed this night. Because you cared enough to help this woman, I will mark you and your offspring forever so that people will know what you have done. Her name is Mary and from this day forward you will have the letter "M" on your forehead." So when you see a cat with the tabby pattern (no matter if it's gray, brown, or some other color) look closely at its forehead and you will see the letter "M". By this you will know that it is a descendant of the cat that comforted the newborn Christ on that first Christmas night.
It is the officialm mark of the "makarel tabby" the m is at the front of "makarel"
All domestic cats (not wild) are descended from the tabby. Tabbies are not a specific breed. The term refers to a pattern on the cats. Tabbies have an M-shaped marking on their forehead.
The appearance of the letter "M" on a cat's forehead has to do with the overall pattern of their fur. Specifically, this is a characteristic of tabby patterns, or cats with a mixed pattern that has tabby genetics, such as a lynx point Siamese cat. So, if a cat does not have those genes, or that pattern, it won't have the "M" on its forehead.
The "M" marking on the forehead signifies that the cat carries a common trait of the Maine Coon Tabby Cat, one of the oldest recognized breeds of domestic cats. Chances are the cat is Maine Coon tabby, or at least part.
They are known for the distinctive mark of an "M" on their forehead
Well, look closely at the forehead. All tabbies have the same characteristic "M" shape in the stripes there. It's pretty interesting. :)
i have one, grey tabby cats, well all tabby cats have a 'm' shape on their fore head
A tabby is a cat with a distinctive coat that features stripes, dots, or swirling patterns, usually together with an "M" mark on its forehead. The pattern occurs both with sexes and is not a specific breed of cat. However, with cats where the overall colour is ginger (orange), individuals with this colouring are commonly male (roughly in a 3:1 ratio) - the 'Ginger Tom'.
A tabby cat usually refers to a cat of any colour with stripes on its coat as opposed to flat colour. They are noted for the 'M' marking on their forehead. You can tell which are tabbies by looking at one of their outer hairs; if it has bands of two or more colours on a single hair then it is a tabby. The ticked tabby has no stripes on its body, but it has… Read More
A tabby has stripes on its forehead usually that look sort of like an M. Look at pics closely and you can see it!! :) That's my own way of telling its either all tabby or part tabby. A tortishell cat has not patches but brindled brown and black fur. A Calico which people confuse for Tortishells has Brown , Black and white fur that's patched. :) --- A normal tabby cat has no ginger… Read More
Why does your tabby cat have an O instead of an M on his forehead He is an orange tabby if that makes any difference?
It's just the way he\she is born. Some are born with an M and some are born with a different letter, such as O. I used to have an orange tabby as well.
yes maincoons do lok like they have a letter "M" on their forehead
What breed of cat is orange and white with one big orange spot on its belly and an orange face and m on it forehead?
the M on the forehead suggests that it is a Maine Coon --- The 'M' simply means it is a tabby, the natural coat pattern occurring on several breeds and mixed-breed cats. The colour of the cat does not suggest the breed, as many breeds can be orange and white and any mixed breed can be orange and white.
A cat with an "M" pattern on its forehead is a tabby (this is not a breed, it's just a coat pattern which occurs in several different cat breeds and is probably related to the pattern of the wild ancestors of domestic cats). If you want the name of a specific kitten, we can't help you.
A male cat is usually referred to as a tom. A tabby cat however, is a type of domestic house cat with stripes, dots or a swirling pattern to their fur with a distinctive M mark on their forehead.
Tabby is a type of pattern that may appear as stripes, swirls or spots. Tabby cats have an "M" shaped mark on the face. They may be any color. For additional information see http://fanciers.com/other-faqs/colors.html
Not particularly. Many tabby cats naturally have an M shape in the stripes on their head. Some tortoise shell cats also have M-shaped patches of color on their heads.
all tabby cat has an ''m'' on their four heads.
Tabby cats appear to have what letter on their foreheads supposedly as a gift from Mary after keeping the baby Jesus warm?
The letter "M"
yes, for ages ! but some cats cant they have too have the mohammed m from Egypt where cats come from usally on there fore heal and its mainy tabby cats :) they do not walk on two feet in front off humans
Just about any combination you can think of, but the vast majority have an "M" on their forehead.
The letter "M" that is on the foreheads of many striped cats is just a coincidence based upon the way the stripes grow in on the skin. There is no special meaning to this.
Yes. Nearly every Main Coon has an M figure marking on their forehead.
In the middle east. Jewish traders in old Bagdad (yes Iraq battle site) noted the cat"s striped fur suggested watered silk called tabbi or a-tabbi (allowing for transliteration) as they were known in the Middle East in Biblical times, the popular story about the feline witness to the first Christmas MIGHT be plausible However cats are not mentioined in the Bible. The popular idea the M mark on the forehead stands for Mary, meaning St… Read More
The "Tabby" term does not mean a breed of cat; it is in fact a certain coat pattern found on many cats: Dark markings (stripes, swirls, spots) on a paler background. The stripe colour is solid (goes right to the hair root), but the background colour is banded with colour on each individual hair. There are four basic types of tabby: Mackerel, Classic, Ticked and Spotted, with variations on each of these types. The two… Read More
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The tabby pattern is a naturally occurring feature that may be the original colouration of the domestic cat's distant ancestors, the African wild cat. The word, adapted from the name of a kind of textile, comes from French tabis, which was earlier atabis, and in medieval Latin attabi. The distant origin of the word seems to be from the Attabiyah section of Baghdad where a type of striped silk was made that was later used… Read More
There are many different theories for why some tabby cats have the "M" marking on their heads, and most of them have to do with religion. I could give you a couple. -In Christianity, the "M" is said to be where Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, blessed a tabby cat when he(cat) comforted her baby(Jesus). -In Islam, the theory is that the "M" stands for "Mohammad". Forgive me if I spelled it wrong. So yeah… Read More
Look online, read books about different breeds, ask a professional for help. If you got your cat from a breeder, go back and ask what the parents were, they should know. Pedigree cats and kittens that are sold come with papers which say the breed of the cat the new owners are purchasing. If you do not have papers, then the bloodline of the cat cannot be confirmed and is classed as a Domestic Shorthair… Read More
On Maine Coon cats' forehead, there are normally stripes resembling the letter "M" for Maine Coon. Maine Coon cats also have long whiskers and a long bushy tail. Maine Coon cats are also quite large.
its a common trait with tabby cats and has to do with their colors This is the Legend of the Tabby "M" All of us, at one time or another, have listened to the "old folks" tell us amazing tales. Folk lore and legends abound in all cultures. Passed by word of mouth from one generation to the next, these legends grow and change. A veterinarian shared this story with me. I share it with… Read More
A tabby cat is a cat with a distinctive coat that features stripes, dots, or swirling patterns. The tabby pattern is a naturally occurring feature that may be the original coloration of the domestic cat's distant ancestors. The "Tabby" term means dark markings (stripes, swirls, spots) on a paler background. The stripe colour is solid (goes right to the hair root), but the background colour is banded with colour on each individual hair. Here are… Read More
Why do some human's have blue eyes? It is because it is the arrangement of their genetic make up that replicates the genes of their ancestors. The same reason that cheeta's have spot's or tigers have stripes or even lion's having a mane.
While wild felines such as Leopards and Lions abound. the word Cat and the domestic feline implied is nowhere to be found in the Holy Writ. The popular legend of the Christ Child and the stable cat is after all, a pious myth=allegdly explaining why Tabby Cats have (M) markings (for St.Mary) on their foreheads. some leopards and white tigers have these too. no connection.
In Christianity, it is said to be where Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, blessed a tabby cat after he comforted her baby. In Islam, it stands for Mohammed (forgive me if I spelled it wrong). ~Kitty
That"s about the size of it, a legend. There is no mention of domestic cats in the entire Bible. ( wild species such as Leopards and Lions, yes) . The story was written sometime in the fifties as a a juvenile Christmas tale. The cat, who resided in the stable, is unnamed in the story. The story suggests that the M-like markings on the forehead of tabby cats is indicative of the Blessed Virgin Mary… Read More
Your cat is an American Bobtail.
Sounds like you have a domestic red tabby and depending on hair length "red tabby DSH, DLH or DMH", where S, L or M is for Short,Long or Medium Lenth Hair.
Filch's cat is a Maine Coon. You can tell because of the M on Mrs. Norris's forehead, which is a feature that all Maine Coons have.
to show who he got it from
Some people think that Maine Coons can be identified by the "M" on their foreheads. Actually, the "M" is present in almost every cat with tabby markings and many Maine Coons are tabbies. Solid color, bi-color and tortoiseshell Maine Coons without tabby markings will not have the "M". So this is not a good answer as to how distinguish between a Maine Coon and a Ragamuffin.
Ann M. Martin has 56 cats. She loves them dearly.
To make sure you have a Maine Coon cat you can check it's forehead and if it has an M for Maine Coon then you have a Maine Coon. I hope I helped. alot of cats have M's on their forhead but main coons do. They are mostly long hair, they're feet are usually more stubby then most cats because their feet work like snowshoes for winter. I think they have long tails too, if… Read More
He only has it on his forehead in one scene. Anyway, summing it up, Vegeta had been with Kakarot and the earthlings for a very long time, and wanted to be his evil self again. All he wanted was to defeat Kakarot. Before Majin Buu's release, he was about to finally fight Kakarot in a tournament. Eventually, Babidi (Buu's "master") casted a spell on Vegeta to control him because of the evil in his heart… Read More
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S. M. Manton has written: 'Colourpoint longhair and Himalayan cats' -- subject(s): Breeding, Cats, Colorpoint cat, Himalayan cat
It might have a 14 inch tail but if it doesn't then check it's forehead if there's a capital M then it's a Maine coon
A good name for a black cat is Luna, like the moon! ******************************************************* Some others: Midnight (M or F) Night (F) Star (F) Blackie (M) Raven (F) That's all I got.
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Combat medics don't have time to do paperwork in the heat of battle so some key medical information is written on the casualty's forehead or, in the case of morphine tartrate syrettes or atropine autoinjectors, the device has the needle tip bent over and is hung to the breast pocket area of the casualty's uniform. This is a field expedient substitute for a patient chart! M on the forehead is another way oif saying this… Read More
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