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Eddie the male tortoiseshell kitten who is Britain's rarest cat

post #1 of 12
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it was in the news yesterday

Im sure ive seen a male tortoiseshell, ive written about it in my previous posts


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...arest-cat.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...girls-fur.html

It doesnt even look like a tortoiseshell.
post #2 of 12
My sister has a dilute calico male, and a non-dilute one used to live around the corner from us in the 1980s. It happens.
post #3 of 12
I know in one of the vets offices around here there was a male torti named Boy George.

I can see the torti in this little guy. Not much by way of markings, but there is definatly orange & a little white in that coat.
post #4 of 12
Meh. Happens all the time.

Meet Drag Queen here - http://www.bjonnasen-cats.com/kittens.htm

He's the latest Male Exotic Tortie Smoke.
post #5 of 12
I had a foster kitten earlier this year who was a male calico. He is now adopted. They are not all that rare.
post #6 of 12
We had a calico kitten come into the shelter late last year who was named Mandy. Then we found that Mandy had a couple of "secrets" she'd been hiding, and she was promptly renamed Manly!
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by iheartstrays View Post
We had a calico kitten come into the shelter late last year who was named Mandy. Then we found that Mandy had a couple of "secrets" she'd been hiding, and she was promptly renamed Manly!
We have one at work right now (male calico) He's the first one I have seen in my 2 yrs there. He's mostly black and white but has a small orange patch on his head. He's very purdy
post #8 of 12
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Karen, 38, said: 'As a vet I can tell you that it is genetically impossible to get a male cat that is tortoiseshell coloured.

'My colleagues and I have 30 years of experience between us and we have never seen anything like this.'
That is weird! 30 yrs vet experience and has never heard of this? Somebody needs to get out more
post #9 of 12
I'm just glad they are going to fix him instead of breeding him because he's Kute!
post #10 of 12
There is a male torti persian in the NW CFA region who has successfully bred a female. I met him, actually.

EDIT - TICA actually, not CFA
post #11 of 12
My Coco had 2 males like that.
It happens way more then you think.
post #12 of 12
It seems as though male calicos are around, but male tortoiseshells are much less common.
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