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As I talked to fellow calico owners, I noticed every single one of their calico cats was also female. This was surprising to me – was there really no such thing as a male calico cat?

As I talked to fellow calico owners, I noticed every single one of their calico cats was also female. This was surprising to me – was there really no such thing as a male calico cat?

“Calico cats are almost always female because the X chromosome determines the color of the cat, and female cats—much like all female mammals—have two X chromosomes, whereas male mammals, including common male cats, have one X and one Y chromosome. Since the Y chromosome does not have any color genes, there is no chance he could have both orange and non-orange together. One main exception to this is when, in rare cases, a male has XXY chromosomes.”

"Calico cats are almost always female because the X chromosome determines the color of the cat, and female cats—much like all female mammals—have two X chromosomes, whereas male mammals, including common male cats, have one X and one Y chromosome. Since the Y chromosome does not have any color genes, there is no chance he could have both orange and non-orange together. One main exception to this is when, in rare cases, a male has XXY chromosomes." - Wikipedia(Did you understand that? Me…

While there are many variations of the tabby cat coat, there are four recognized tabby cat patterns. These include the classic, mackerel, spotted, and ticked.

While there are many variations of the tabby cat coat, there are four recognized tabby cat patterns. These include the classic, mackerel, spotted, and ticked.

Meadow is an adoptable Calico searching for a forever family near Pierrefonds, QC. Use Petfinder to find adoptable pets in your area.

Meadow is an adoptable Cat - Calico Mix searching for a forever family near Pierrefonds, QC. Use Petfinder to find adoptable pets in your area.

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