Where are tortoiseshell cats from?

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Tortoiseshell describes a coat coloring found in cats. Cats of this color are mottled, with patches of red and black, chocolate, or cinnamon. They are sometimes called tortiesfor short. The term "tortoiseshell" (also called calimancoor clouded tiger in North America) is typically reserved for cats with brindled coats that have relatively few or no white markings. Those that are largely white with red and black patches (rather than a brindled aspect) are described as tortoiseshell-and-white (in the United Kingdom) or calico (in the United States). Tortoiseshells and calicos are not specific breeds of cat. The tortoiseshell markings appear in many different breeds.[1] This pattern is especially preferred in the Japanese Bobtail breed. Both calico and tortoiseshell cats are almost always female

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What do tortoiseshell cats eat?

Cat food!!!! Tortoiseshell cats eat just the same as all other cats.

How are the fur patterns of tortoiseshell cats and tabby cats different?

Well, tortoiseshell cats' fur are in dappling patterns, sort of all blended together, and tabby cats' are usually in stripes.

Are tortoiseshell cats aggressive?

No by what I am aware tortoiseshell cats are not aggressive.

What country are tortoiseshell cats from?

Tortoiseshell is a specific coat pattern and color. Some breeds of cats may naturally have this, but it tends to show up in mixed breed or "barn" cats. They can be found in any country that has a feral population of cats.

Are tortoiseshell cats female or male?

A tortoiseshell cat is a coat color where the cat is a molted brown cat with black, reddish, or orange patches. They can also have white paws. Tortoiseshell cats have unique genetics. The vast majority of tortoiseshell cats are female, because two X chromosomes are required to produce black, gold and orange coloring. Male cats only have one X and one Y chromosome, so technically it's genetically almost impossible for a male to inherit the tortoiseshell coloring. A male tortoiseshell has an extra X chromosome, making it an XXY. According to a study by the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, only 1 in 3000 tortoiseshell cats is male.

Why are tortoiseshell toms so rare?

b/c all Tortoiseshell cats are born as females. It is just part of the breed.

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Dapplepelt, Brindleclaw, Robinwing(RC), Mosspelt.

Are tortoiseshell cats friendly?

I have a tortoiseshell cat, and she is fairly friendly... well, she doesn't scratch me or bite me unless she is really freaked out, although she also tends not to like my younger sibling and her friends, but they're all really loud. I, however, can't speak for everyone, I'm sure there are some tortoiseshell cats that aren't friendly at all. 'Tortoiseshell' is just the color of their fur, I think there can be friendly and not so friendly tortoiseshell cats, but I know mine isn't mean.

Can tortoiseshell cats have mismatched eyes?

Well, i am not sure exactly, but mostly anything can.