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SO our little Penelope Cruise has been holding out on us! It turns out SHE is a HE! In that case we re-named him Tom Cruise! We have a Male calico! Well, he's not ours, he is one of my fosters. My question is has anyone delt w/ a male calico? I've heard many stories ie:
they die shortly after birth (He's over a month old)
They are most likely sick
And that they don't go for any more than a female calico.


Whats the videict your honor?
post #2 of 9
I hate to say this Coco my Cat had 2 Dead Male Calicos. I hope he will be ok. She is my Cat that cant be fixed. it would have killed her. That was the only time she was Preg and she is 16 now. The other 3 Kittens lived. I had to leave her at another place because I lived at a place taht didnt allow Cats. I almost took that male and had him fixed myself.
post #3 of 9
I'm no genetics expert, but my understanding is that "Tom" would be an XXY kitty. He is most likely sterile, but I would make sure he's neutered anyway.

Someone else more knowledgeable will come along, but I don't think he's at risk for any diseases any more than any other kitty.

I've heard that male calicos are valuable, but I think that's an old wives' tale...
post #4 of 9
Ehh, I dont really believe in the whole selling of cats for big bucks if they're just going to be companions, but I have heard they are worth more! There are always worth the most to the loving family who gets them and loves them up in there forever home! I worked at the humane society, and never seen one get as far as yours has so far (the ones that I watched be born) But we also had a 3 legged male calico and he was sterile, and he was the humane society kitty who wasn't for adoption! He was cool! He lived to be 13, then had some health issues (breakout of URI's) and had to be put down! If he would have been in a forever home he would have recovered just fine, but since they were spreading the URI back and fourth, it didn't work well and he lost a ton of weight! I think if he would have been in his forever home he would have been just fine, and I bet yours will too! Think positive! I dont know if Id think of worth so much though...
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Goldentails87 View Post
SO our little Penelope Cruise has been holding out on us! It turns out SHE is a HE! In that case we re-named him Tom Cruise! We have a Male calico! Well, he's not ours, he is one of my fosters. My question is has anyone delt w/ a male calico? I've heard many stories ie:
they die shortly after birth (He's over a month old)
They are most likely sick
And that they don't go for any more than a female calico.


Whats the videict your honor?
D'oh, sorry, I can't read. He's a foster, of course he'll be fixed. My apologies!
post #6 of 9
They don't have any more health problems then any other cat if properly taken care of. They are not worth thousands of dollars. They ARE very rare, and most are sterile anyway.

Just get him neutered

Friend of mine does own a pedigree calico cornish rex male (2nd calico male that I've personally seen). He is also a breeding male. He's top show quality but never shown as the associations really don't have a "class" for male calicos
post #7 of 9
They are not more valuable than a female calico, especially as they are usually sterile so can't pass on their genes.
post #8 of 9
Male calicos cannot produce two colors (red and black) like their female sisters. They are either a black or a red - not both even if they show both
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thankyou all for your input!
Like I mentioned before he is my foster, so he will ve getting fixed and adopted out for the same price as all the others.
I'll try to post pics of the little guy soon!
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