A tabby is not a cat breed, but the type of coat the cat has. There are 4 main types: Classic (bold, swirling patterns), Mackerel (non-broken, narrow stripes), Spotted (spots), or Ticked (tabby markings on face). * * YOU FORGOT THE 'SMOKEY' TABBY.
Cats have such a confusing mindset compared to any other pet. Usually, they run hot or cold. One minute, they are all over you, so very happy that you are alive, then the next, they shy away from your touch and frustrate our efforts to interact. But I'm like that, so I guess I get it.