Are Orange and White Kittens Common?

Are Orange and White Kittens Common?

Are Orange and White Kittens Common?

Orange and white kittens are common because the gene that carries the orange coloring is dominant over all other colors. If a kitten receives the orange gene, it will have orange on its coat somewhere.

Orange male cats are more common than orange female cats. The orange gene is carried on the X chromosome, of which males have one. Female cats have two X chromosomes. The male cat only needs one orange gene to develop an orange-colored coat. The female needs two orange genes to achieve the orange coloring. Orange and white cats are classified as tabby cats. There are no solid orange cats.