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Old 12-28-2007   #1
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Chocolat is about 6 years old......she is feisty, usually constant motion, and camera-shy.




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Very interesting coloring on that "black" cat. Could some of that coloring be caused by the sun? Could she be a "smoke" having a very light colored undercoat? About how far away were you when you took this shot? I volunteer to help get cats adopted at a local animal shelter and as a cat salesman I am trying to learn as much as I can about them. I think that a good salesman needs to know his product.
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Usually a lack of a certain chemical, I can't remember right now what it's called, will turn a black cat's fur a liver colour. I'll see if I can find the name of it. She's a beauty btw, looks like one of the ferals we have at work.

Edit: Found it actually.. here's the link: What makes a black cat's coat turn reddish brown?

It's an amino acid called Tyrosine
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So far my favorite of all your ferals. She can come live with me.
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Very interesting coloring on that "black" cat. Could some of that coloring be caused by the sun? Could she be a "smoke" having a very light colored undercoat? About how far away were you when you took this shot? I volunteer to help get cats adopted at a local animal shelter and as a cat salesman I am trying to learn as much as I can about them. I think that a good salesman needs to know his product.
Chocolat is a "brown" cat......she used to be the same medium brown all over, except for a little tuft of lighter fur on her upper chest, but during the past year her color has changed to what you see now! She did not have a lighter undercoat.

I took that shot from about 30 feet, through a dirty double-glazed door at an angle....at 185mm (277mm on 35mm camera).

Chocolat is from a litter of four from Bullseye(long gone)....her siblings were Tiger, Gracie and Cream-puff - only Tiger and Chocolat are still around....... I don't have a shot of Cream-puff and her "coloring" made her one of the homeliest looking cats I have ever seen!

This shot was taken 2006-12-29 15:43:30




Tiger




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..... She's a beauty btw, looks like one of the ferals we have at work.....
Thank you!
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So far my favorite of all your ferals. She can come live with me.
Thank you Bunny!

If you get close enough to her and gently extend your hand toward her she will reward you
with a very fast clawing of that hand, guaranteed to draw blood.......


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