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The One-In-A-Million Cat

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

- 1737 days ago -
Male cats, like human beings, have only one X chromosome in their DNA meaning that they should be unable to inherit different colours.

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Christeen A (368)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:21 pm
Interesting. Thank you.

Kit B (276)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:39 pm

I've been told that it's very rare if not impossible to find a male calico. The father's of the calico, I'm told are the orange tabbies.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 6:55 pm
I did''t know this---very cute cat! Thx Cher

Past Member (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:22 pm
i heard that they are rare! lucky kitty and owner!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:45 pm
Fascinating and intriguing. Would love to listen to the purrs of a male Tortie!

One of the cats that owned me was a male Calico, the vet took photos to submit to a vet journal when he was neutered. They are mainly sterile but I still decided to neuter him in case he had all the normal male hormones that goes with being a male cat. The vet had never seen a male Calico in his 25 years of practice.

Shirley S (187)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:10 pm
My daughter-in-law's mother left her a lovely tempered tortoiseshell cat . I used to mind her at my house here across the Lake & she always settled straight back into routine with us. She lived for about 18years & always looked beautiful.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:19 pm
A Very Interesting Article! We knew the Calico were always female, never heard of a male Calico!!
Thank You

Fran F (118)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:45 pm
Fascinating, thanks!

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:56 am

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:08 am
Noted, thanks.

Caroline S (78)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:08 am
Thank tou, I didn't know this...

aj E (164)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:11 am
very rare. I would have assumed a female.

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:13 am
A male tortie; amazimg.
I do have a story to relate to you about a tortie named Pasley. My shelter has had her since a kitten(over 5 years). Her mother and siblings were adopted out years ago. Pasley stayed because she was the meanest, nastiest cat in the shelter. She hated all other cats, and has scratched many a volunteer.
A man saw her on our site. He recently put his tortie down, and was looking for another. He came to the shelter (we told this man Pasley does not other cats, nor most people unless you had a treat for her).
Wouldn't you know it, that darn cat purred when she saw this man, picked her up, and Pasely melted in his arms.
I thought it was a sign of the world ending.That was the most amazing adoption we have ever had. Which just goes to prove how important non-kill shelters are. Someday, a match will be made; this is our motto, and it came true, I just thought I would share this as I still can't get over it.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:37 am
thanks interesting.

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:39 pm
Interesting,thanks for sharing

Peggy A (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:47 pm
Interesting thank you!

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:08 pm
Thank you for the info and thank you Allan for sharing that great story.

Maria S (95)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks Cher for the interesting article!

Sara P (57)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:03 am
That's interesting Cher, thanks for sharing Cher.
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