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Acromelanism is a genetically determined, temperature-dependent pigmentation pattern, with full expression only occurring on legs, ears, tail and face. Seen in Siamese and Himalayan cats,[1] rats, and rabbits.


  1. ^ Miller, W.H.; Griffin, C.E.; Campbell, K.L.; Muller, G.H. (2013). Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology7: Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology. Elsevier/Mosby. p. 620. ISBN 9781416000280. Retrieved 2015-05-17.