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Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by montanavh, Dec 4, 2018.

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  1. montanavh

    montanavh Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    [​IMG] Can anyone help on determining the sex of my new kitten? Was told it was a girl (& we named it) but now second guessing whether it’s a boy or girl! Will be going to the vet in a few days for shots & will find out![​IMG]
     

  2. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Oh yeah, that's a boy! Definitely!
     

  3. montanavh

    montanavh Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Oh no! Poor baby, we have been calling it Layla!
     

  4. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Oh yeah, boy. As an orange cat it was only about a 20% chance it was a girl to begin with.

    No reason to change his name though if Layla works for him. My girl is named Rocket because we thought she was a he.
     

  5. Brittani1157

    Brittani1157 TCS Member Young Cat

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    My little brother had an orange cat at his dad's house named Chloe for 10 years or more, only to find out he was a boy! At that point, though, he was Chloe lol
     

  6. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Top Cat

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    It's a lovely boy. Could change the name to Layland
     

  7. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    You could always change the name to Derek or Domino or even Eric, since that's who sang Layla.

    People keep saying that, but I've had 4 orange cats, three of which were female.
     
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  8. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Could be more common in your area. Color in general is linked to the X chromosome so a female has to get the orange gene from both Mom and Dad to be solid orange; otherwise she ends up a tortie or calico. Also why boys are only one color because theytonly have one X. Since many cats found in shelters and rescuses are unwanted litters from strays, ferals or unspayed females allowed to waunder you often will see waves or groupings of specific colors. This is based on what the current population is and them intermixing. Unless you get fresh genetic material in the area natural selection and such will make it so the population sends up being pretty similar after a while.

    My area went throigh a pointed phase where it seemed like every stray or feral was pointed for a few yeara. But the general color in my area is grey/blue with some white Your area could have a high number of orange which makes it more likely for two orange cats to mate and more orange females then the general population.
     
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