I own a tabby that gave birth to 5 kittens. 3 blacks, 1 tabby and another is a nice mix of black and white. The mother is a strong and healthy cat although she is a bit lean now because of her 5 kittens. I also have a tabby male of 4 months old, a 4 months old black female kitten and a 1-year old female tortoisehell. All of my cats were rescued when they were kittens.