Andy isn’t a black cat. His colors vary through the whole range from white to black if viewed from the right angle!
The right light makes a difference, too. Notice how the part of his tummy in the shadow is black, but the rest of his tummy is shades of grey!
OH my that is so cool and pretty. Never noticed that before.
He is adorable in any color. 🙂
Beautiful Andy . . . I always see a range of color in black-furred cats too, depending on ambient light and whatever happens in camera/photoshop . . . one of my three black kitties has light tabby stripes in some light, the other two are “darker” black but have reddish areas in some pics.
They seem to carry the genetic pattern of some ancestor muted within the black. Andy and his late brother had a Birman father and I can see the Birman pattern in Andy in certain light. Same with his late brother. I also sometimes see a tabby marking on the heads. Their mother was a Persian with tabby markings.
Andy is a beautiful blending of smoky colors, especially in sunlight. He’s a happy kitty!
His papers called him a smoke Persian.
My deuteranomaly makes Andy look brown this morning mostly, Doug. Whatever colour he really is, his personality shines through! Bless, him!
I had to look up deuteranomaly, Inchcock. I agree Andy’s personality shines through. 🙂
I fank you, Lavina. ♥
In the photo, he’s shades of black (head and legs) and grey (darker grey on back, with various shades of lighter grey on his stomach).
It can be frustrating having protanopia, I recall finding out I had it many years ago, when I failed a medical to get a job on the railways, Doug. With it affecting reds so much, I understood, it would have been dodgy responding to the signal lights.
I can’t imagine what it’s like. I don’t know if those glasses that correct color blindness work for all forms of it, but it seems to be profoundly affecting when people put them on and see true color.
I shall look into them. Doug.
Having Saccades doesn’t help, oh I am greedy for ailments. Hehehe!
I can’t imagine how many…
We once had a pair of siblings, Alex and Abbey. Alex was black and Abbey was grey but both were white under their fur. When you rubbed the fur backward you could see the white.
It seems to be typical, doesn’t it? It first became apparent to me after Andy and his late brother Dougy had their first haircut.