The statistics are different for calicos and torties. They are almost always female. As a matter of fact, only one in 3,000 kittens that are born to calicos and torties are male. Black and orange cats have 2 x chromosomes which make them female. The very rare kitten born with xxy chromosomes will be male. The xx chromosomes give the cat the black and orange color; the y chromosome makes it male. However those cats born with the xxy chromosomes are sterile so no more males in their future.
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White Shaker Syndrome, despite its name, can affect dogs of any color. However white dogs, particularly Maltese, West Highland White Terriers, Poodles and Bichons are likely to experience the syndrome. Both males and females can have White Shaker Syndrome. It usually appears in young to middle-aged dogs. White Shaker Syndrome (WSS) causes the dog’s entire […]
The No Kill Advocacy Center was established in 2004. Nathan J. Winograd, a strong supporter of the humane treatment of animals, is the Executive Director of the organization. Their belief is that a no kill nation is within reach. Quoting from NKAC, “If every animal shelter in the U.S. embraced the no kill philosophy and […]