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(Popular Science)   Researchers finally figure out how Tabby Cats got their stripes. Also, maybe, Tigers   (popsci.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Cat, desired fur coat pattern, thin skin, research team, fetal cat development, Domestic cats, Thick patches, tabby stripes  
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637 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 09 Sep 2021 at 11:08 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-09 11:43:25 AM  
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
 
2021-09-09 12:20:00 PM  
Why not both?

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Oskee-weewee!
 
2021-09-09 1:34:56 PM  
As someone who has wondered why tabby facial patterns are pretty much the same, I found that damn interesting.
 
2021-09-09 1:46:33 PM  
I thought the stripes were all tattoos?
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2021-09-09 2:01:12 PM  
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2021-09-09 2:44:46 PM  

blondambition: Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


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2021-09-09 3:44:00 PM  
I missed the explanation for Torties.   So sweet and so lethal. The tuxedo has always wanted to catch something.  The tortoise shell explodes into a torturous death trap for vermin just be being still until it's time.
 
2021-09-09 9:21:44 PM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: I missed the explanation for Torties.   So sweet and so lethal. The tuxedo has always wanted to catch something.  The tortoise shell explodes into a torturous death trap for vermin just be being still until it's time.


I had a tortie and she was the sweetest, gentlest kitty ever.

This little monster, on the other hand, makes the Tasmanian Devil look like a little baby chick:
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/crazy eyes
 
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