Calico Cats: What to know
When can a male be calico?
This is very rare, and the conditions are:
- Genetic anomaly: the presence of more than two sex chromosomes. If the cat has XXY chromosomes, the cat will have a three-colored coat, but also be sterile.
- Somatic mutation: An orange male cat can have black spots, similar to moles on people.
Chimeras: When the cat comes from eggs fertilized by different sperms.
Hermaphroditism: Comes from females that have a hormonal imbalance during fetal development.