Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Just thought I'd add this... I'm 99 % sure that Cookie & Suzie are littermates. He is an orange tabby and she is a torbie, except for this orange nose of hers.
We had a strong red cat presence in my old neighborhood. It was farm land and home to a LOT of feral cats. The feral litters were mostly red males and tri-color girls (mostly torbies but the occassional calico). I always wondered if the 2 were closely related genetically - the girls get the added black color that the males didn't. Over the years we had 4 female reds and countless red males. The remainder of the females with the exception of a single black, a single grey/white and a single brown tabby, were always tri-colors.
Looking at the poll results right now, there is a much stronger presence of red females than I would have expected. Keep voting folks! I'll do a count in a couple of days.