Re: Male Tortie
Male Torties are very *very* rare because they are the result of a genetic oddity. Color is carried on the "X" chromosome.
Male cats are XY, with color carried on the X.
Female cats are XX, with color also carried on the Xs. Plural. This means a female cat can carry both BLACK and RED, which results in calico, tortie and torbie.
If a male cat were to be a tortie, he would have to be XXY, carrying an extra X chromosome.