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Ginger tabbies

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Is it true that most ginger tabbies born are boys, unless that mother is a toriseshell?
It's just something my friend said when I was going to get Quicksilvers ginger sibling.
post #2 of 4
My red tabby's momcat is a tortie, and he had two brown tabby sisters, one tortie sister and another red tabby brother, so I think that's just a myth.
post #3 of 4
The color genes are carried on the X chromozone. So in order for a male to be red (ginger) the mother has to carry the red color on one of her X chromozones (XX).

So she either has to be red herself (2 red X's) or a tortie/bluecream (1 red X, 1 black/blue X).
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My Ginger/red tabby is a female.
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