This is quite common. Black is a masking gene, so the "real" coat pattern is hidden but in some cats it can be seen in sunlight. I've had 3 black cats and only one of them (Kobi) is truly black. You could see mackerel stripes on Onyx. And Maggie not only had stripes, but appeared reddish brown in the sun.
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Holly, Misty & their friend, Jake, the dog.
Onyx, Callie May, Maggie & Kobi forever in my heart.
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