Smoke Maine Coon

Well, I have a nice photo - no, a really fine photo - of a black smoke Maine Coon. This is an interesting coat type.

Black Smoke Maine Coon Quin
Photo copyright Helmi Flick

The black smoke cat's fur has black at the top of the hair strands and about one third down the hair losses its pigmentation. This results in this smokey appearance as the fur is parted and the underneath is revealed.

The inhibitor gene prevents black pigmentation being formed and becoming embedded in the hair strands.

I have more on this cat on this page.

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