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post #31 of 43
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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.
post #32 of 43
I voted on behalf of my extended family.
My MIL has the biggest red girl I have ever seen
post #33 of 43
No reds at the present, but I can recall having only one female, Jade (2000-2004). All the rest (and there haven't been many!) were male. In fact I can only recall 2 - Butterscotch and Julius.

Wait! Just remember Buckminster! But he was more of a buckskin/buff color.
post #34 of 43
I have a male and my neighbor has a male
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
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.
I think the one/more than one choice may skew the results. With "most" people who have one or two cats, the results may be different than with our group...some of whom have LOTS of kitties. So showing one vs some could be one girl and 8 boys! LOL!
post #36 of 43
My sweet little Simba (Rest In Peace) was a Male Orange Tabby. Here is Simba's Web Page in memory of him. www.catster.com/?256197
post #37 of 43
Well I dont own any oranges anymore, but the 2 I did have were both males. And my friend that has a orange kitty is also a male.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I think the one/more than one choice may skew the results. With "most" people who have one or two cats, the results may be different than with our group...some of whom have LOTS of kitties. So showing one vs some could be one girl and 8 boys! LOL!
I know - thought about how to do this better - I'm hoping people will list the number if more than one and I plan to count them. I have 6 males and 1 female so that would skew it back to the norm.
post #39 of 43
I have one big orange girl
post #40 of 43
I have one orange male and I've known several others, all boys and all with the sweetest, friendliest temperaments. I've never known any orange females, but the majority of my friends have male cats. Orange boys are such cuddle-monsters!
post #41 of 43
I have two red tabbies now and two who have crossed the bridge, all were males. And yes, they are all pretty sweet kitties, to me anyway. Rusty is the cat from hell when taken to the vet, and has the blood of veterinarians on his paw.
post #42 of 43
Jazzy is a pure orange little girl and I love her too bits
post #43 of 43
Right now I have one orange/white boy. I've had 3 other orange/white ferals in the past but they died a couple years ago.
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