Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Winston: Colorful Kitties

Winston is a he-she.

Did you know that?

This is information from our local veterinarian and some google research.

Apparently, the colors in a cat's fur are dominant in the female genes. Because male cats do not have the extra x chromosome, they are genetically unable to inherit more than two colors from their parents. This is why male calico cats are extremely rare. And when they do exist, they are usually infertile.

This is Winston.
He is black, orange, gray, tawny, white, and chocolate brown.
He is a rare XXY.
He is very beautiful.
He is a male, but he has female chromosomes.
Therefore, he is a he-she.

Good job, Winsty's mom. Good job, Winsty.