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The tiger has a Maltese blue fur overlain with normal black stripes. Dr. Karl Shuker believes that this is a genetic mutation like the one found in the Maltese domestic cat. The American Heritage Dictionary definition of a Maltese cat is a domestic cat with short, silky, bluish-grey hair. The fur on the blue tiger is closer to blue than to blue-grey.
Blue tigers have been recorded. They have slate grey or black stripes on a pale grey body. Normally blue dilution makes the colour lighter e.g. black becomes blue-grey; it doe not transform orange into grey. Blue tigers have been sporadically reported in the mountains of the Fujian province in China. It is described as maltese (bluish-grey or slate-blue) with white patches on the face and black stripes. Other normally tawny cats have blue or grey colour forms e.g. the bobcat so it would not be impossible to have blue/grey mutations in the tiger.
More recently, there have been occasional reports of blue tigers in a mountainous region on the border between North and South Korea. Because North Korea does not welcome outsiders, it is not currently possible to investigate sightings. Slate-coloured tigers may represent a montane population of tigers where the colour has become fixed in a small, isolated and inbred population. Caldwell's hunting expedition indicates that blue tigers, if they are a separate race, prefer inaccessible regions where they are less likely to be encountered by humans.
Other very occasional sightings have been claimed of bluish-toned tigers, particularly in the Fujian Province. This site has personally had one report from the son of a US Army soldier who served in Korea during the Korean war. His father is certain he sighted a blue tiger in the mountains there, near what is now the Demilitarized Zone.
Our problem is that no firm proof has come to light in the way of expert reports or amateur/professional photographic evidence.
Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
MacKiller? if i had any WAY ABOVE points left I would vote for you just for this EXTREME laugh.