Tabby cat portrait with short depth of field. There are four tabby patterns that have been shown to be genetically distinct: Mackerel, Classic, spotted, and ticked. A fifth includes tabby as part of another basic color pattern. The “patched” tabby is a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches (also known as “caliby” and “torbie”, respectively). All those patterns have been observed in random-bred populations. Several additional patterns are found in specific breeds. A modified Classic tabby is found in the Sokoke breed. Some are due to the interaction of wild and domestic genes. Rosetted and marbled patterns are found in the Bengal breed.