Monday, February 06, 2017

Furry Pondering

MARLEY:  After my picture on Mancat Monday, I (and TBT) am wondering iffen I might actually be a calico dude.  I mean, the black smudge on my cheek isnt much, but there is also a slight patch unner my eye.
We looked it up, and we think I am.  That would make me a bit unusual, but we dont know enough about that.  I asked the vet last time I was there and he said he dint know about that kind of stuff.

Now, it doesnt really matter a whole lot.  I am happy here anny way and TBT says Im special no matter.  But does annyone know more about this stuff?  We dont have cat clubs around here ta ask.

Its all just curiosity, but you know what curiosity is to us cats...

Truth to tell, there is Ayla the all papered Meezer, and Iza, the papered Meezer who found out she was a Tonkinese (which was SO cool), so Im wonderin about ME!  I'd like ta be officially special in SOME way. 

18 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Hey, male calicos are very rare! But then, you were unique to begin with, Marley.

Punapippuri said...

You are totally special Marley, calico or not!
Äiti got hold of a wonderful book which I hope you might be able to get for TBT as it was ALL about tortie boys, called 'Cats Are Not Peas' which is a stoopy title but it's to do with some monk who grey peas and worked out things about boy peas and girl peas or something like that! Äiti says TBT must get that book as it really gives loads of info about chimeras and stuff.
it also talks about the search for the possibility of a fertile tortie boy! Bit late for you, dude!

The Whiskeratti said...

Well, WE think you are special and amazing, no matter what your DNA is.

Colehaus Cats said...

You are very, very officially special, handsome Marley. And not just because you are a rare calico boy!

Goldie and Banshee said...

I have never seen a boy of my kind.

Banshee

Brian said...

Male calicos exist and are quite rare and very special, like you Marley!

The Florida Furkids said...

We think you're special either way!

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Marley,you are very special even if you aren't a calico, but those smudges are unique. XO

Lone Star Cats said...

I dunno, but dat would be cool!

Mary McNeil said...

http://www.bio.miami.edu/dana/dox/calico.html


This kinda goes with "Cats Are Not Peas" in that it is a bot heavy on the genetics. Marley is a very handsome cat, no matter hat !

Mary McNeil said...

Heavens ! Pardon my typos ! a BIT heavy on genetics...no matter WHAT...

Sabina Ayne said...

You are special no matter what, Marley!

Just Ducky said...

All us cats are special, no matter if we have papers or not.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We think it's a secret kissie sent by LC.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Are you sure you're not just a little dirty, Marley? Ha ha ha! Maybe one of your sisfurs could give you a good baff?

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Male calicos are very rare but not impossible. Because of where Chimera has certain markings when she was a baby we kinda thought she was a boy, the markings made her look like she had boy parts if you know what we mean.

Female cats have two X chromosomes, while male cats have an X and a Y chromosome. For a cat to be a calico or tortoiseshell, the animal must have two X chromosomes, which means the kitty is going to be female the vast majority of the time. When the calico pattern exists in a male, it’s because the cat has three sex chromosomes: two X, one Y (male).

The XXY combination is a genetic rarity that occasionally shows up in cats (people, too). And if both X chromosomes carry the calico blueprint, you’re looking at one rare cat: a male calico.

Such XXY animals are called Klinefelter males, after the doctor who first described the condition, and they are usually sterile.

The Swiss Cats said...

No matter if you're a true calico or not, you're very special to us. Purrs

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

If you are not a calico...you are still a most spawsial gingery kitty and we love you to the moon and back!!