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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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orange girl kitties..

Im watching Too Cute on animal planet right now and they showed a female orange tabby mom with her kittens 3 orange girls. 1 male tortie and 1 black tuxedo

now I thought orange tabbies were only male cats and torties were only females...


Ive only known male orange cats. My simba and the barn cat ringo also an orange tabby. my local animal shelter has a big orange male tabby in there cat room

the other shelters have female torties...


just wondering...
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 08:36 PM
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There are exceptions in both cases. I have a friend with two orange girls. I think orange girls are more common than male calicos.

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Genetically speaking orange female cats have about a 25% odds. I checked petfinder once and the math added up almost perfectly on that sample collection.

Calico males must be XXY (have an extra "girl" chromosome) in order to be calico. Very rare.


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There's an orange girl in my sig pic

BTW...male calicos are sterile because of the extra chromosome.


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Interesting, I never realized that.
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I said tortie male not a calico
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Tortie, torbie, calico... all the same. All cats that have both black and orange on their coats are female, unless they are males with XXY. Here is a helpful webpage: The Genetics of Calico Cats

What stumps me on it is the suggestion that black female cats make up 25% of females... but that is far from the case. There must be other genetic factors at play. But it does hold up in regards to orange and calico cats.


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A solid orange female is somewhat rare but not as rare as a male calico. We just adopted out an all orange female.

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Jessie is my rescue "solid" orange female. Technically a red ticked tabby.

http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b4ba5d9.jpg

Don't know why photo isn't just showing up, I've tried every one of the links. Ah well.
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Jessie is my rescue "solid" orange female. Technically a red ticked tabby.

http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b4ba5d9.jpg

Don't know why photo isn't just showing up, I've tried every one of the links. Ah well.
Photo is fine. Is that a white paw in the back?

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