19 Year Old Cat Born Pure Black Develops Brilliant Spotted Coat Due to Vitiligo | Purrtacular

19 Year Old Cat Born Pure Black Develops Brilliant Spotted Coat Due to Vitiligo

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Over the past few years, this gorgeous cat has transformed his pure black coat into an extraordinary spotted pattern.

Say hello to Scrappy the cat.
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Here is the first picture ever posted of Scrappy online
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At 19 years old, senior Scrappy has turned his once pure born dark coat into one with snowflake like markings.

When he was 7 years old, white spots starting appearing on his black fur. Over the years they became more extensive as he aged until it manifested into this white spotted pattern.

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In 1997, Scrappy was born from a litter of five and looked just like any other black kitten.

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Scrappy’s owners believe that their cat has a condition called Vitiligo, which has caused the black coat to turn a patchy white.

Profile photo shows just how amazing the pattern truly is.

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Although senior Scrappy is 19 years old, the beautiful feline is still a kitten at heart.

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He loves to spending time with his human dad and grandma. One of his favorite past times is napping in the warm sun of the garden.

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Vitiligo in cats is extremely rare and is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin.

Despite his unusual markings, Scrappy is very healthy for his age.

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The Oreo Mcpurry kitty
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Sir Scrappy! Dapper little guy.
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As the most senior cat in the house, Scrappy is a leader to his feline protégés who shall follow his paw prints.

Scrappy and his two adopted grandchildren, Lily and Rose.
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This incredibly handsome kitty only grows wiser and more beautiful with age.
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Scrappy as handsome as ever
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Video of Scrappy in the garden relaxing with his human dad.

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  • D.S. Ryelle

    Interesting that does that to cats, yet (to my knowledge) nothing similar happens with human hair…