Saturday, June 9, 2012
A marmalade tabby cat's coat color is the result of a mutation that shuts off the regular black and brindle tabby coloring. The mutation first occurred in Denmark. Since many people there have red hair, they liked the new coloring and favored the cats with extra food and a place by the fire. When Norse conquered and settled land in Northeastern England, they brought the orange tabbies with them. There are still more cats with that coloring in the North of England.