maltese tiger by carss66
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The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a suspected coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly from the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes. The term “Maltese” comes from domestic cat terminology for blue fur, and refers to the slate grey coloration. Many cats with such colouration are present in Malta, which may have given rise to the use of the adjective in this context; however the tigers have nothing to do with the island.

Most of the Maltese tigers reported have been of the South Chinese subspecies. The South Chinese tiger today is critically endangered, and the “blue” alleles may be wholly extinct. However, “blue” tigers have also been reported from Korea, home of Amur tigers

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cat, animal, wild, tiger

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  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTabout 6 years ago

    I’d be scared to use an airbrush; I don’t think my hand is steady enough. I’m going to “Send This” to some Redbubble friends. Incidentally, Brian Towers of Redbubble also lives in Blyth … I’ll tell him about you.

  • carss66
    carss66about 6 years ago

    many thanks dave

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettabout 6 years ago

    Incredible…I’d never heard of a Maltese tiger!

  • carss66
    carss66about 6 years ago

    many thanks,shame thay are all gone

  • TIMKIELY
    TIMKIELYalmost 6 years ago

    wow , you are gifted , brillant

  • carss66
    carss66almost 6 years ago

    thanks so much timkiely

  • RealPainter
    RealPainteralmost 6 years ago

    very very good. i do love this one……..awesome…….MORE—————>

  • carss66
    carss66almost 6 years ago

    many thanks realpainter

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 5 years ago

    lovely work, is this by chance the ver rare color faze of black?

  • thanks patricia,the tiger was blue/gray colour but has now become extinct.sorry for the bad pic

    – carss66

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 5 years ago

    I understand. I have heard of the Blure tiger color fase, some have called it also a black tiger. I am not sure if the black tiger color faze is different from the blue tiger or just another possible color faze. The white tiger is a color faze of the bangle and I believe so is the tabby and ghost tiger. ao you say the blue tiger was a color faze of the Chinia tiger and now possibly Karean? I wonder if the black faze I heard of is this blue toiger faze.

  • the black tiger is a colour faze of the chinise orange tiger.the maltise tiger is a different faze of the orange tiger but not the same as the black tiger.hope this helps

    – carss66

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