Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Myron's Magical Coat
Myron has always looked a little messy. When we first met him, as I'm sure you all recall, he and his siblings were all learning to eat so his rumpled suit was often covered with his last meal. He had many wipe downs, half baths and full baths, but always seemed a little greasy. It looked like his hair was clumped together, revealing much of his white skin beneath.
Upon close examination this weekend, we realized it wasn't white skin, it was white fur. While the tips of of his hair are solid black, the undercoat is white! They call this coloring "black smoke".
Take a close look - you can see it best when his hair is parted.
It's getting more defined as he grows bigger, and now when you watch him move about, you can see the white ripple, and he almost has an iridescence to his coat.
We've had many colors of kittens over the years, but is a first for us.
Myron, your coat is magnificent!