As artists who are constantly changing around the designs of beloved and well established characters from a very nostalgic series, it's understandable that a few fans get ruffled by the changes... but we hope they understand and are more accepting when we explain exactly what we have done. ^^
Some of the most frequent comments we get are from fans who insist that a cat could have gotten a specific gene from a distant relative... which totally works, if the gene is recessive! But most commonly, it concerns dominant genes such as red and white.
What it all boils down to... simply, Erin had no idea what she was doing. She's even gone on record