Do tabby stripes grow or do tabbys grow more stripes?
December 16, 2009 6:54 PM Subscribe
Do tabby cats grow more stripes as they get older, or do their stripes just get bigger?
posted by ish__ to Pets & Animals (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I have a pair of cats. One is solid black, the other a gray tabby. We've had both since they were very young. We've recently been wondering if the tabby cat has grown more stripes with age, or if the number of stripes are static, and they simply get bigger/expand?
Common sense tells me "both", but does anyone know for sure how it works?
Old pictures are no help - we don't have a good picture of him as a kitten. A couple minutes on google doesn't lead to an answer, but I might not be searching for the right thing.