I find this interesting...boys vs girls. Growing up our pets were ALWAYS female, never really thought much about it. I had asked my mom why and she thought boys would lift legs in the house because that's what ALL males did. Of course back then people didn't spay/neuter like they do now so that was probably true. I remember a neighbor who has this small dog and the moment he saw you he would attach himself to your leg and hump away.
I think people still have that perception today. Personally, I've come to love the boys and prefer them over females. It didn't start out that way, just sort of happened. So now I have a home of all males (2 cats & 2 dogs). It also seems to be that way with fosters. ALL my foster cats have been males, again never planned, just sort of happened.
Yesterday I had a phone interview with a potential adopter for one of my Siamese fosters and the conversation led to male vs female. He has been a cat owner for 15 years and said he had always preferred the males to females when it came to personalities.
So I'm curious, as breeders, what is your preference and why? How are males and females different in personalities? Is it true that males are most affectionate and playful? I'm sure there is also a difference between altered and unaltered personalities as well.