By: Mary Jones
Tabby cats feature distinctive striped, blotched, or marbled patterns on their coats.
Solid-colored cats have a uniform coat color throughout their body without any visible patterns or markings.
Tortoiseshell cats have a mottled coat with patches of black and orange or cream colors.
Calico cats have three colors in their coat—typically white, black, and orange or cream—in distinct patches.
Siamese cats have a light-colored body with darker "points" on their ears, face, paws, and tail.
Longhair cats, such as Persians or Maine Coons, have thick, luxurious fur that requires regular grooming to maintain its beauty.