.The Tortoiseshell cat is described as "tortietude" and it is not only its color that makes it special..... A few other little-known tortoise-like facts:
Torbie and Torty
The abbreviation Tortie stands for Tortoise Shell. Tortties are a combination of two strong colours - either pink or white - and a large proportion of tortie are woman. Colours of the cat are either reddish or blackened on the chromosomes. Due to the fact that bitches are XY and bitches XY, they are usually only bitches, which have both sex.
Most tortie's base colour is ebony. It' scarce, but some tortie's got more reds than blacks. In the past they were known as " inverted tortie ". The acronym for tortoiseshell-tabby. If you put in tabs, a tortoise shell becomes a torby. These are also referred to as patatched tabs because they are a tamby with either reddish or cream-coloured spots.
The addition of strips also tends to make the redness more difficult to see. You can' t see it anywhere else, but most of them have a little bit of pink on their toes. A lot of folks find the differences between tortie and torch. You can often see streaks of cream and ruddy even in a monochrome mat.
If you have a tortoise or torby, the only way to be sure is to disregard all the streaks that appear in the areas of either pink or off-white - just look if the colour is tight or has streaks! Tortie and torby are very interesting! It tends to have what the cats call "tortie-tude".
Most than any other colour, these women have an "opinion" of everything. Each tortoise shell has its own distinctive colouring. Tortie was described as the concept of Mother Nature's abstraction.
Because Caliko and tortoiseshell cats are so rare
We recently came across an essay about an extremly uncommon female Kaliko cat that was given up for approval in Silicon Valley. Fewer than 0.1% of all calcicos or tortie are males. And it is likely that this kitty, called Sherman, or any other masculine chinchilla or tortoise was given birth asterile. There is a very particular kitty that has found her way to an old kennel in Silicon Valley, and now the sales reps hope that someone will give her a home forever.
That Sherman is a cottonhound. Which, apparently, is very infrequent. Dr. Andrea Berger, the vet at the Humane Society Silicon Valley, says that the chance that a cotton queen is a man is less than 0.1%. This four months old kitty recently came with the HSV, as a pick-up from one of her twin lodgings, which was full.
Anybody interested in sponsoring Sherman can stop by the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Adoption Center in Petco, 160 East El Camino Real. The visiting author, and above all "one smartcat " Newton, was asked to teach us the sciences behind the rareness of masculine tortie and calico. Though some ascribe the invention of the feline trap to him in order to protect the experiment from the effects of the sun (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/3156/did-isaac-newton-invent-the-cat-door), I question that he actually knew a lot about them.
Fewer than one per cent of all cotton pets are males. Before I go any further, let's go with Kattun. It is a colour sample.
If I think of "Kattun", I see a predominantly whitish cats with spots of red and amber. It is available in either oranges ( "beige") or greys ("black"). There is a gene coding for blacks and oranges on the chromosomes. The XoXb is when a woman gets both colored and colored color.
Kittens from the same roll would get either an original colored green or a new colored green with the following results. A man's only way to have both yellow and yellow is through a predisposition that gives him three XoXb Y instead of two XoY or Xb Y. This is referred to as Klinefelter syndrome in man and usually leads to feminisation and infertility.
Now you know why cotton pussycats are so seldom. However, I am sure you will accept that all our kittens are something unique, no matter what colour they are.