Are Red Cats Always Male?

Some people think that red cats are always male. But that’s not true!

copyrights by Tambako the Jaguar.

copyrights by Tambako the Jaguar.

Many cat lovers found out by their first visit to the vet, that their cool red male cat is a cool red female cat. It is true that a red cat is almost always a male cat, but red female cats aren’t rare. To get a red girl cat, both the mother and father cat need to receive the gen for red coat. This always ends up in the color from the parents. Red female cats can be born from female calico’s or tortoiseshell cats and red male cats, and of course two red parents.

Do you have a red cat? Male or female?


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18 responses to “Are Red Cats Always Male?

  1. I only know red male cats, funny, I never thought about this. Gismo and Big Binky were both male and Bobo, Stranger and Tess too. I’ll keep an eye open for the red lady’s :)

  2. Didn’t know that people have thought red cats are always male…..hmm….Well, Sam’s red and white but ALL the gingers I’ve had in my long life HAVE been males (coincidentally!).


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