Lynley Cannon, star of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, is often referred to as a crazy cat lady herself, but when it comes to the feline species, she knows her stuff. Check here each Friday for instructive and intriguing information on our favorite subject: cats.
Calico- and Tortoiseshell-colored cats are predominately female. Only one in 3000 is male. The males are usually sterile.
~Cats’ Eyes, chapter 17
Check out more of Lynley’s kitty tips, tricks, and facts preceding each chapter in Cats’ Eyes, Copy Cats, and Cat’s Paw.
Oh! We knew this color patterns were normally female cats, but not that male cats are sterile. We once saw a red female cat (!), also very rare, and now we wonder whether she was sterile, too. As she got neutered as a kitten, we don’t know whether she was able to become a mother.
I don’t think red female cats are sterile, but they are beautiful!
I have always loved calicos and torties. So colorful! 🙂
I’ve fostered a few but never lived with one. I hear the torties can be a handful.