Why are there are so many piebald (e.g., “tuxedo”) cats?


Being black on top and white on the bottom conveys no advantage to a predator unless it’s flying or swimming.  But one that preys mostly on kibble and heartstrings can afford to have big white spots, maybe.

Or do cats work like Dmitri Belyaev’s domesticated silver foxes — do genes for approachability, juvenile characteristics, and piebald coats travel together?

Domestication @Wikipedia