Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Question: Are calicos tend to be female? Just like gingers tend to be male? Posted by Picasa

5 Comments:

At 2:31 am, Blogger Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Yes they are usually female. If you are interested to find out why, see here:
http://www.ratlab.co.uk/cats.htm

 
At 6:11 am, Blogger Zeus said...

It's my understanding that yes, most calicos are females. Diluted calicos, like my sister, Isis, are the most rare of calicos. However, if a male is born as a diluted calico, he is a sterile male. That's all I know. I have no idea why or how the genetics of it work.

 
At 11:56 pm, Blogger THE ZOO said...

i think your right. there a rare girl tabby here and their but their mainly boys.

 
At 6:12 am, Blogger Derby said...

Yes, although I have seen a few ginger females.

 
At 1:44 pm, Blogger Cat said...

I think the statistics are something like 95% calicos are female & male calicos are generally sterile.

Gingers tend to be male but females are less common.

I could be wrong.

 

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