A Tuxedo cat is a bicolor cat. A bicolor cat is a cat with white fur combined with fur of some other colors. It can also be called a piebald cat. Tuxedo cats are not bred, it can be in the form of black and white, gray and white, orange and white etcetera. It was long believed that their bi-colored coats was due to slow pigment cells that couldn’t reach all parts of the embryo before it was fully formed, this hypothesis was however later rejected.
More recent theory believed that the pigment cells moved and multiply randomly during the development of the embryo. The name Tuxedo cat is derived from men’s former attire as it resembles a black and white suit. The common Tuxedo cats are black and white cats. They often have black coloring around the eyes, usually with a white nose that gives the appearance of wearing a mask.
The predominant color is black, black covers the back of the cats with white on their chest and paws. A Tuxedo cat that lives indoors can live up to fifteen to twenty years but tuxies that live outdoors can live only for about five years
The Tuxedo cats are said to be special and different from other cats because of their distinguishing characters. Here are some facts that made them special.
TUXEDO CATS WERE WORSHIPED IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as their gods, as a matter of fact, most of the Egyptians goddesses were depicted as cats, as a result of that, a cat appeared in royal tombs, gold smiting and so on. But the interesting fact is that 70 percent of the cats were Tuxedo cats.
TUXEDO CATS HAVE EQUAL NUMBER OF MALES AND FEMALES
Another fascinating fact about Tuxedo cats is the equal number of males and females unlike some cats like orange tabbies which tend to be more of males and calicos tend to be more of females.
TUXEDO CATS HAVE GREEN EYES
While most kittens are born with blue eyes, Tuxedo cats blue eyes will almost always transform into a lovely shade of green. Some tuxies can have striking yellow eyes too.
TUXEDO CATS HAVE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY
Tuxedo cats also have historical significance, not only was this type of cat worshipped in ancient Egypt but William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Von Beethoven, and Roger Dattree all owned Tuxedo cats.
TUXEDO CATS HAVE MAGICAL POWERS
It said also that Tuxedo cats have magical power being that during a vernal or diurnal equinox, Tuxedo cats became virtually invisible duct to the color of their coats contradicting with physics of light and shadow. This proved Tuxedo’s magical powers.
THE RICHEST CAT IN THE WORLD IS A TUXEDO CAT
Thanks to one Tuxedo cat named SPARKY, Tuxedo cats might just be the richest of all kitty kind. In 1998, a Tuxedo cat named Sparky inherited a whopping 6.3million dollar when his owner passed away.
TUXEDO CATS MATURES FAST AND ARE VERY SMART
Tuxedo cats are known to be very smart and it matures fast. Tuxies are the best options when it comes to intelligence. They are twice smart as the average cat kitten with the Tuxedo pattern has a tendency to have developmental milestones earlier than most kittens. Despite their coloration, they are not as likely to be hit by cars as other cats. Also while it takes other cats one to two weeks to open their eyes after birth, it takes tuxies 24 hours before any other kind of cat.
Tuxedos are both beautiful and plentiful, there are many different types and they come in just about every breed. Unarguably, Tuxedos are among the most eye-catching and adorable kittens out there. Their signature pattern made them outstanding wherever you go.