"She picked out a white kitten and a tabby"
Tabby cat
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Tabby kitten
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In some English versions of Heidi, the tabby kitten is described as being 'striped white and yellow'.

The colour of Tabby cats' coats may vary a great deal, but they are always mottled, and contain more than one colour.

Probably the most well-known tabby cat is the one with a brown, black, and fawn stripy coat. This kind of tabby often has a mark on its forehead which looks like the letter 'M'.