Are male calico cats worth a lot of money?

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Male calico cats are rare because they are the result of abnormal genetic patterns. Since they are almost always sterile, they have no value for breeding.

For a cat to be a calico, it must inherit one gene for orange color and one for black color. These genes are located at the same site on the X sex chromosome, so a single X chromosome has either the orange gene or the black gene, not both. A calico cat has inherited an X chromosome with the orange gene from one parent and an X chromosome with the black gene from the other parent. Two X chromosomes normally produce a female, but male calico cats have three total sex chromosomes: two X chromosomes plus the Y chromosome that determines maleness. This genetic abnormality usually causes sterility.

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it is VERY rare to have a boy calico cat. The odds of having a male cat is 1 in a million so they would be worth a lot.
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Male calico cats are, biologically speaking, impossible. However, when a combination of very uncommon factors align, a calico cat might appear to be male, both anatomically and behaviorally
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I am the only known male Calico currently in existence. The bids start now . . . :) +5 [ I adopted a young Calico kitten and named it a male name -- not knowing about such things
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