Just as new phrases appear almost daily, so do old terms fall by the wayside. While looking for a photo of a certain feline coat pattern, we realized there wasn’t a single instance of the term “poached egg tabby” to be found on the Internet.
Perhaps the term was regional, but it once regularly appeared in magazines for cat fanciers. Can you deduce its reference? This is a poached egg:
This is a poached egg tabby:
Can you see the resemblance? Today it seems that most denote this particular tabby pattern as simply “classic.” That may be fine for a 1965 Mustang, but a cat is so much more.
We say “Long live the poached egg tabby!”