A golden tiger, golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger is a tiger with a colour variation caused by a recessive gene. The colouration is a result of captive breeding and inbreeding. Like the white tiger, it is a colour form and not a separate species. No official name has been designated for the colour. It is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry white/blonde colouration. Their striping is much paler than other usual tigers and may fade into spots or large prominent patches. Golden tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives (Wikipedia).