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Plate I.
CAT
EB1911 Cat - Fig. 1.—SKINS OF THE BLOTCHED DOMESTIC CAT.jpg EB1911 Cat - Fig. 2.—SKINS OF THE STRIPED DOMESTIC CAT.jpg

Fig. 1.—SKINS OF THE BLOTCHED DOMESTIC CAT,
SHOWING SOME OF THE VARIATIONS TO WHICH
THE PATTERN IS LIABLE.  (Cf. Fig. 5 on Plate II.)

Fig. 2.—SKINS OF THE STRIPED DOMESTIC CAT, GIVING
THE “TICKED” BREED AND A PARTIALLY
ALBINO SPECIMEN.  (Cf. Fig. 4 on Plate II.)

EB1911 Cat - Fig. 3.—SKINS OF THE EUROPEAN WILD CAT.jpg

Fig. 3.—SKINS OF THE EUROPEAN WILD CAT, FROM
ROSS-SHIRE, SCOTLAND.  (Cf. Fig. 1 on Plate II.)



Note—Of the two types of colouration found in modern domestic cats, the striped type obviously corresponds to the original
wild cat as seen in various parts of North Europe to-day. The origin of the blotched as a special type is wholly unknown.

(Photos from Plates VIII., IX., and X., P.Z.S., 1907, by permission of the Zoological Society of London.)