Re: Black and white kitten is getting white stripes on back and
I thought there was a phenomenon where something called a milk fever or just a fever, kitten fever(?), would cause black kittens' haircoats to change colors. Most noticeable are solid black kittens without agouti (not tabby marked) that looked like black/gray siamese kittens. Beautiful and stunning, but as they grew older and their hair coat matured, the light color faded away and the kitten became all black, though sometimes they can have a white or light gray undercoat that peeps through.
This kittens looks like something similar could be going in, in the agouti pattern...?
I think it would be neat if it stayed. Please keep taking photos and posting them so we can watch him grow. He is beautiful.
Osnobunnies' kitten Skylar had that black/gray Siamese kitten coat. Maybe she'll see this thread and post some of Skylar's early kitten pics.