Calico cats are not a specific breed but rather a color pattern found in domestic cats. Their distinct tri-color fur makes them stand out.
The calico pattern is linked to the X chromosome. Almost always female, they possess two X chromosomes
The tri-color fur of calico cats can appear in various combinations, including white, black, orange, cream, and brown.
Calico cats are known for their diverse personalities. They can be affectionate, independent,
In many cultures, calico cats are considered lucky and believed to bring good fortune.
Calico cats are official state symbols in several U.S. states, including Maryland, where they are designated as the state cat.
Some people confuse calico cats with tortoiseshells. While both have tri-color fur, tortoiseshells lack the distinctive white patches present in calicos.
Due to their genetic makeup, male calico cats are exceptionally rare, making up only about 1 in 3,000 calicos.