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?


18 Responses to “Are Red Cats Always Male?”

  1. The Middle Of Nowhere

    LOL. That is quite funny. I had never heard of this before.

    I would think the color would have nothing to do with the gender. But I guess wive’s tales still linger.

  2. angelswhisper2011

    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 :)

  3. Animalcouriers

    We’ve only known male red cats and have one of our own. We’ve known female reds but they’ve always had a patch of white on them.

  4. Sammy

    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!).


  5. Katie and Coccolino

    That’s so funny – I never heard that! My sister’s red cat is a female so never thought of it :-)

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  6. catfromhell

    Me has only known red males…but me knows that red hair in peoples is a double resessive so it makes sence in cats too!


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