Since tortoiseshell calico cats have a unique mix of coat colors and markings, exotic pet names work best. Keep in mind that most tortoiseshell cats are female as male tortoiseshells are extremely uncommon. Names like Ki... More »

Male ginger cats outnumber females by about three to one, according to Focus. This coloration is a sex-linked trait found on the X chromosome. The University of Miami Department of Biology states that this gene has two v... More »

Calico cats are almost always female, although there are rare male calicos. The orange and black genes that create the calico pattern are linked to the X chromosome, so only cats who have two X chromosomes can display bo... More »

A calico Persian is a Persian cat with a coat of three colors, such as red, black and white or chocolate, red and white. Because of the genetics involved, calico cats are almost always female and though male cats are bor... More »

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A dilute calico cat is a type of calico cat whose colors are more muted than the traditional calico cat. A dilute calico will have colors that are lighter: more creams and blues than oranges and blacks. More »

A calico Maine coon is a Maine coon with a predominantly white coat that has patches of at least two other colors, such as orange or black. A calico pattern is also referred to as a tortoiseshell-and-white pattern. Due t... More »

Because the majority of calico cats are female, male calico cats are not readily available for purchase. An available male calico can occasionally be found with an online search. Calico refers to variations of a color pa... More »