Of course, as kittens they had hardly any color at all!! Just the faintest bit of color, as if they'd barely dipped their paws and ears and tail tips into some paint. Well, except that in Thomas' case, the paint was lynx (or tiger) point. Now the Horde at that time was fairly strong. Christopher T. Cat at the top, where he'd been since the year my ex and I had gotten married and stayed until he was sure I was back on my feet alone after the children's father & I separated [We adopted Chris at the age of 6-8 weeks when his hip was broken & rotated. He lived for 16 years.]. The next cat behind Chris for Da Boys was Quigley the Demon Dust Bunny Hunter. Zaphy is trying to grow up to be juuuuuust like him. Quigley was more of a Burmese with a thick double coat and claws that could not retract for the life of him (we also called him Velcro kitty, which did not amuse him... ask me about that some other time). So Zaph now has a double coat ::rolls eyes:: acts like everyone's mother (I did not institute the thing about him cleaning human ears... which must go btw~!!!)
Thomas and Zaphy are also known as the Trouble Twins. Thomas is the Instigator (my husband has a shirt I made that says "It's all Thomas' Fault!". This was the first Kat's Kat shirt as I count them. Of course that bloomed into a gazillion designs in the store. That's all Thomas' fault as well. No, Really!!' Now Thomas started out as a quite lovely blue lynx point. Awwwwww. Then he turned into a red lynx point. Okey dokey... but still awwwwwww! And then he went lilac. We started checking the expiration dates of everything in the house. I mean, granted, my eye color changed from blue to green when I was three, to brown when I was 8.6ish. My hair did something similar... fire engine red to auburn to darn near brown brown. But ths?? And he seems to do it on command. Okay, command of himself! ::grin:: Normally he keeps his head & tail blue. How?? Only Bast knows.