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San asked in PetsCats · 2 months ago

Cat becoming darker during winter?

Siamese cats (and cats of similar breeds) tend to become darker during winter. Then, if a cat looks nothing like a siamese cat but becomes darker during winter, does it mean it is a siamese mix?


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  • 2 months ago
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    Not exactly,quite a few become darker during the winter because they grow more fur for their thick winter coat.

    It does not mean anything to their breed whatsoever.

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    • Randi1 month agoReport

      Usually it gets darker, due to how more fur tends to cause it to be thicker and thereby look darker.It gets lighter for some species yes, but this is usually more for prey animals than predators like cats, and this depends on where the cat species would naturally be found and its location.

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  • 1 month ago

    You have this BACKWARDS.  The point colouration reactions to cool not heat which is why the colouring is only on the extremities and why kittens are born white.  In winter the points would be LIGHTER not darker. 

    Less than 3% of cats are a breed and pedigreed kittens are most often sold ALTERED.  If your cat has pointed markings that doesn't mean it's Siamese or part Siamese.  Thousands and thousands of domestics - no breed cats - with pointed markings.

    • ZotsRule
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      1 month agoReport

      I need coffee LOL  Yes the points WOULD be darker in winter since it's colder!!!!!!

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