Who knew Calico cats were female?

Calico Cat Staring Through Fence
Calico cats are female.

The gene for orange fur is on the X chromosome. Female cats have two X chromosomes (males have 1) which can result in fur with orange spots.

Learn more interesting facts about cats in our Fifty Nifty Facts book about cats!

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