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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoiseshell_cat

Tortoiseshell cats have particolored coats with patches of various shades of red and black, and sometimes white. A tortoiseshell can also have splotches of orange or gold, but these colors are rarer on the breed. The size of the patches can vary from a fine speckled pattern to large areas of color.

www.cat-breeds-encyclopedia.com/Tortoiseshell-cat.html

The word "tortoiseshell" describes the color pattern of a black or grey cat with orange or red or reddish-brown marbled throughout the coat. Because color is related to genes and the x chromosome, 2999 out of every 3000 tortoiseshell cats are female. Females have two x chromosomes, and a special gene called the "o" gene, which turns black pigment red, can only be carried by the...

consciouscat.net/2014/09/30/tortitude-unique-personality...

Five years ago, I wrote a post titled Tortitude: The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats. The post describes some of the unique traits that many of these beautifully colored cats seem to share: they tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and they can be very possessive of their human ...

www.certapet.com/tortoiseshell-cat

The weight and size of a tortoiseshell cat will depend on their breed, or combination of breeds. On average, domestic mixed breed cats weigh around 5.5 to 10 pounds (2.5 to 4.5 kilograms). The average height of a domestic cat is 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters).

pethelpful.com/cats/tortoiseshell-cats

Tortoiseshell and calico cats come in a great variety of the colors: black, red, and white. Unlike what some people think, they're not different breeds. Their differences lie in their special color patterns. In this article I'll explain how the tortoiseshell pattern compares to calico. Both have the ...

petsnurturing.com/tortoiseshell-cat-breed

Tortoiseshell markings may appear in many different breeds, as well as in non-purebred domestic cats. Today at Pets nurturing we shall talk about tortoiseshell cat breed. Appearance And Temperament: Source:shopify.com. Tortoiseshell cats have particoloured coats with patches of various shades of red and black, and sometimes some white in it. A ...

www.thesprucepets.com/tortoiseshell-cat-profile-554703

Much like calico cats, tortoiseshell cats have some pretty interesting genetics–and have become mainstays in folklore all over the world. Whether you're considering adopting a tortie or if you're already a tortie parent, read on for some fascinating facts–and super cute pictures!–of tortoiseshell cats and kittens.

www.catster.com/cats-101/facts-about-tortoiseshell-cats

Tortoiseshell cats have a combination of two colors, usually black and red. There are variations of the black and red, too — black can be diluted variants of brown or grey and the red can be ...

consciouscat.net/2009/08/17/tortitude-the-unique...

Tortoiseshell cats are named for their distinctive coloring – a combination of patches of black, brown, amber, red, cinnamon and chocolate. The size of the patches varies from a fine speckled pattern to large areas of color. The term “tortoiseshell” is used for cats with brindled coats ...

forums.webmd.com/3/pet-health-exchange/forum/1720

Some breeds of cats have a normal adult weight of 7 or 8 lbs ... while other breeds like the Maine Coon or Ragdoll may have adult weights up to 12-15 lbs for a female and 18-20 lbs for a male ... without them being overweight. Many vets use a 5 or 9 point "Body Condition Score" (BCS) to indicate what the cat's weight is like for its size.