Search: orange cats male
Why: And calico cats female? I just saw this picture:
I think I told Chandler that "fact" a few weeks ago, but I'm not really even sure that it's true.
Answer: Erm, not all: Only something like 80% of orange cats are male. But the calico thing is closer to true - they are almost, almost always female:
To have black and orange in the same cat, you need two X chromosomes. Two X chromosomes mean the cat will be female. Male cats need a Y chromosome and are XY. Occasionally a mutation will arise during embryonic development and a kitten will be born with an extra chromosome: XXY. The two Xs allow for it to be black and orange. The Y makes it a male. This is how you get a tortoiseshell or a calico male cat.But the thing about this is that you probably can't breed the boy calicos. The same mutation that makes them krazy colors also make them sterile.
Source: Cat Channel
The More You Know: Speaking of sequins, those "albino peacocks" you keep seeing are not albino - they are leucistic. The eyeballs of leucistic animals are not red.
Also, I don't know if you know this, but peacocks are total jerks.