One Sweet Color Changing Kitty Cat
November 23, 2017 5:17pm CST
Bruce, a great name for a cat by the way, was born with the lovely gray fur. When the new baby kitty named Bruce opened his eyes, those eyes were a beautiful blue. Bruce's eyes did eventually change from blue to green, but that is to be expected, but no one expected Bruce's all-gray fur to change to all-black fur. Dark patches gradually started to appear on Bruce's soft gray fur. The dark patches increased in number, and those patches of dark became even darker. The once all-gray kitten named Bruce became the all-black cat named Bruce. Bruce changed from entirely-gray to entirely-black because he was born with fever coat. A kitten born with fever coat has a mother who was either sick or highly-stressed during pregnancy. Bruce's poor Mom did go through a really hard time when pregnant, and her struggle led to Bruce's coat gradually changing from gray to black. Bruce, now an all-black kitty cat, has a forever home with a family that adores him.
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@LadyDuck Humans may have something similar, but not sure about that. Yes, those of us who were blonde as babies and ended up with brown hair later in life just could be something similar to fever coat. Would need to research that.
@Corbin5 I am so glad that you said so (re: tuxedo is beautiful). We had had a pretty orange and white cat before, a very good looking cat with a beautiful temperament (it followed me, a 10 YO kid, around, so I guess it must be a good cat ). This time, I thought I should choose differently and I chose this tuxedo instead of his older two brothers (all gingers, from mother to siblings). When the owner told me that everyone seemed to go for ginger cats, I was a bit worried, so I chose the last ginger of the lot. HOWEVER, that ginger kitten was very aggressive and had a real struggle trying to get out, while this tuxedo jumped into our arms and sat there contentedly. (He begged us if he could follow his ginger brother INTO the bag ). His fate was sealed from that, he followed us home and the ginger brother stayed back.) I have a suspicion the owner was a bit sad to see the only tuxedo of the lot gone.
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Actually, it is fever coat. "Fever Coat is a condition that occurs when a pregnant cat falls sick due to an infection, or if the cat is stressed during pregnancy. It can also occur when cats are put on medication by their owners without knowing that their pets are pregnant. Fever Coat appears in kittens because the pigments have not been properly deposited in the fur."