Are Calicos Female Cats Only?
Have you heard the line about the calico cat? Some say that the calico cat is a color pattern that comes in females only. The calico color is a spotted or tri-colored cat that has white with patches or orange tabby and black. Contrary to popular belief, a calico can be male or female. The myth that is female only comes from the fact that the gene that determines the orange color in cats I on the X chromosome. This makes almost all calicos female, but there are times when it can change. The male calico is often seen with the tabby pattern. When this happens, some will call the cat a ginger tom. Yes, it’s rare. But, no it’s not impossible for males to be calico and females to be orange tabby cats. If you want to learn more, ask your animal hospital Lewisville, TX.