8 Facts About Orange Cats

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1. Eighty Percent of Orange Cats are boys

This means if you own a orange female cat, you have a rare treasure! Female orange cats are more rare because female orange cats must have two orange parents, but male orange cats only need one orange parent.

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2. Orange cats are also known as “ginger cats” , “marmalade cats” or “red cats”

You might find them hiding in your pantry ! ;-)

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3. Orange cats are rumored to be more friendly

Every cat has its own personality, but the gossip is that orange cats are friendly boys 

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4. Orange cats are supposedly lazy

Maybe Garfield wasn't that far from the truth!

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5. All orange cats are tabbies

Even when they seem solid, they usually have the "m" shape stripe on their forehead.

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6. There are 4 different patterns for the orange tabby

There are 4 different striping patterns - classic, mackerel, ticked and spotted

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Waffles is a Classic Tabby ! This is a pattern that looks like marble swirls.

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7. The orange color is due to the the pigment pheomelanin

This color gives the cream to red color range in cats

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8. Winston Churchill had an orange cat named Jock

Jock was so dear to Churchill and his family that they asked that a marmalade-coloured cat named Jock with a white bib and four white socks would always live at Chartwell, Kent.

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Orange you glad you know all these facts now? ;-) 

Check out our Orange Cat Enamel Pin, inspired by all the gingery cats !

Photo: Orange Cat Enamel Pin


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