A calico cat has white fur with patches of black and orange. The orange patches may be reddish or reddish brown. Calico cats differ from tortoiseshell cats, which have black and orange patches but little or no white coloring.Know More
Ninety percent of calico cats are female. The few male calico cats are genetic anomalies and are almost always sterile.
A cat's coloring is determined by X chromosomes. Females have two X chromosomes, and a calico cat has one black X chromosome and one orange X chromosome. The white color is associated with a different gene. A male cat normally has a Y chromosome along with one X chromosome that determines its color. A male calico has a Y chromosome and two X chromosomes; the X chromosomes give the male cat the calico coloring.Learn more about Cats
A footprint belonging to a domestic cat is characterized by the imprint of four oval-shaped toes and an absence of claw markings. The two front toes are also not evenly aligned. A cat's claws fail to register in prints because the cat keeps them sheathed when walking.Full Answer >
The cat commonly nicknamed the lynx-point Siamese has a long, light-colored body, a wedge-shaped head, large ears, blue almond-shaped eyes and striped points around the face, ears, legs and tail. The stripes in the point areas can be various colors, including various shades of brown, red or gray.Full Answer >
A calico Persian is a Persian cat with a coat of three colors, such as red, black and white or chocolate, red and white. Because of the genetics involved, calico cats are almost always female and though male cats are born rarely, they are usually unable to reproduce.Full Answer >
A calico Maine coon is a Maine coon with a predominantly white coat that has patches of at least two other colors, such as orange or black. A calico pattern is also referred to as a tortoiseshell-and-white pattern. Due to a link to the X chromosome, most calicoes are female.Full Answer >