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male calico hemmingway kitten

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When my cat, Blackbutt, became pregnant, I hoped for a calico like Blackbutt's mother, Neveah, who recently passed away. I was happy when the first born appeared to be a calico. within a few days it was apparent that she would be the spittin' image of her grandmother, with extra toes. two of Neveah's other offspring (Casper, my big boy; and a kitten given to a friend who named him ricky) had seven toes on their front paws (commonly known as hemmingway cats) i can never tell kittens sex when they are young, and never thought to look knowing that male calicos are rare. A friend of mine told me it was a male. (I could not tell) and the veterinarian confirmed. having said all this, does anyone know of another male calico hemmingway? or the genetic probability? any info would be appreciated. i am new here and will soon add pictures of all my four cats. Thanks.
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Actually they are called polydactyls and they are genetic abnormality- but they are also wonderful and intelligent cats. Male calicos are not all that rare, and they are sterile. I hope you have decided to get your female cat spayed now after this litter she gave you.
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Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you and your family to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! What a special little one you have! Look forward to seeing pictures of your babies! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!

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Welcome to TCS!
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Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
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Welcome to TCS! Congratulations on your new calico kitten & the rest of the litter. I look forward to the pics - I've never seen a male calico before! I used to have 7 toed cats (their father was a 7toed feral and their mother was a stray that I caught & tamed when she was p.g.) and they used their 7th toe like thumbs - they could climb chain-link fence! They also loved to swim. I had them neutered, so when they passed, I was unable to replace them. I have other cats, so that was okay,but those cats did have some really spectacular traits. Also, they would do dog tricks that they learned by observing my daughter & me work with our border collie. What are the personalities of Casper & Ricky? See ya in the forums! Susan
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Welcome to the site!
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Hi there - we're so happy to welcome you and your kitties to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I can't wait to see some piccies of your kitties. Will mom be spayed now?
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Welcome to TCS. Sure hope they will all be desexed!
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Hello and It's nice to meet you!!
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