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Weirdo
All of a zebra’s fur, both black and white, grows from follicles that contain melanocyte cells. These cells are present in all animals, and they’re primarily responsible for generating the pigment that gives colour to skin and hair. In both cases, melanocyte cells produce melanin—the pigment—that is outwardly visible. In zebras, chemical messengers determine which melanocytes deliver pigment to which section of fur, thus creating the zebra’s black and white pattern. What’s important about zebras is that their white fur represents an absence of melanin; white is not its own pigment. Since white stripes only exist because pigment is denied, black is understood to be the “default” colour of a zebra.
Husdur
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Well dunno how it’s on real zebras, but in the show it’s definitely white with black stripes cuz just look at her face and chest area - the black stripes read clearly as a separate entities there.  

 
And now, after I looked on photos of zebras in this thread I think same applies to real zebras too. I mean look at the inside of his leg - it’s white.
ANoobis
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Ghibelline Omnipotens
There are genetic misfires that sometimes cause zebras to fail to develop stripes or come out spotted instead.
 
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Okay just to demystify this shit, zebras are black with white stipes. We know this because one of the only areas not covered in fur is their snout which is black.