Working through my ignorance with your help.
I loved it, too. I kind of want a wall poster of this.
Speaking of which, have you heard about Belyaev's fox farm experiment? He selected silver foxes for tameness, and found that as a side effect of becoming tame they also developed a whole set of traits that we associate with domesticated animals. One of which is a greater variation in coat colors, particularly the piebald patterns.So, a lot of these coat colors on the cat chart are common specifically because we've been selecting cats for friendliness and tameness.
Tim, to use the proper scientific jargon: genetics is freaky stuff, man.
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