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Why Is Peregrine A Boy ?
« on: 15/05/2008 22:13:07 »
Dear Catologists and readers of Catalogues


See Peregrine here ?




He's a lad alright !......

..did ewe know that most ginger cats are blokey cats ?....in fact..I think ginger girlie cats are a very rare thing indeed !!

Why's that then ?

Ewe see, I just don't know.....I wish I did...will ya tell me ?..will ya ?...will ya do that for me ?

A fresh sardine to Peregrine once the answer is here....
......so don't keep me waiting too long......Peregrine's hungry ! *le sigh*




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Re: Why Is Peregrine A Boy ?
« Reply #1 on: 15/05/2008 22:14:15 »
Lol...it censored the word ewe all knew I wrote !!
 

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Re: Why Is Peregrine A Boy ?
« Reply #2 on: 15/05/2008 22:19:11 »
My ginger cat is female and she had a sister in the litter, also ginger. However my vet told me that nearly all tortoise shell coloured cats are female. Either we have a lot of cat colour myths or there is truth in it all somewhere. Another one I heard was that pure white cats are often deaf.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/05/2008 22:27:26 »
There is truth out there!!

Both tortoiseshell and calico cats are typically female because the coat pattern is the result of differential X chromosome inactivation in females (which, as with all normal female mammals, have two X chromosomes). Conversely, cats where the overall color is ginger (orange) are commonly male (roughly in a 3:1 ratio). In a litter sired by a ginger tom, the females will be tortoiseshell or ginger. Male tortoiseshells can occur as a result of chromosomal abnormalities (often linked to sterility) or by a phenomenon known as chimericism, where two early stage embryos are merged into a single kitten.
 

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Why Is Peregrine A Boy ?
« Reply #4 on: 15/05/2008 22:31:05 »
I consider this thread done and dusted and mythy busted !

Thanks Shaz !



That's interesting about the white cats aural lack....lets hope a passing white coat wearing white cat knowing expert pounces in and makes dough on our tummies in an answering kind of way !
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/05/2008 18:57:47 »





This is Borte Borte Tit Tit. She is a tortie but we think she is two cats stuck together as she has a split personality and what looks like a seam up her tummy and chin. She also does supercat impressions in her sleep.
 

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