TIL cats commonly have white bellies and paws because when pigment develops in the womb, it starts along what will become the spine and works its way around to the front. Sometimes pigmentation doesn’t make it all the way around, resulting in color on top and white on the bottom.

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Nice to have a scientific explanation for why every cat named Mittens is named Mittens


Printer ran out of ink.


I’ve seen a million cats with white bellies but an article like that should really have at least one image just to make me feel better.


Got a tuxedo cat, really wondered to myself for few days why there’s no cats with white top and black bottom. Thank you for this TIL.


Camouflage too. Many animals are colored like that.