Fun fact! Calicos aren't just USUALLY girls, they're ALMOST ALWAYS girls. The actual ratio is roughly 1 male calico in every 3,001
@Davrial, because the gene for calico coloration is a recessive gene dependent on the x chromosome. So only females can have the the double recessive gene expressed because their makeup is xx while males are xy. You need both x's to carry the recessive gene for a cat to be a calico while only one x with the gene will be expressed in a single color. (If I remember right)
@Runnin with scissors, yeah, about 1/3000 calico can be male due to the xxy gene setup.
Reality is often disappointing
Why do they switch colors in the first 2 frames.... distracting...
@obtuse gopher, because calico cats are usually female and ginger cats are usually male.
@obtuse gopher, The mom became a calico because the book said calico cats are usually girls. And the son became ginger because it said ginger ones are usually boys.
@obtuse gopher, in the comic, the little boy is calico and the mom is ginger, the artist is probably just tired of people pointing out that it would normally be the other way around and also if the comic was drawn in compliance with normal the cats would be talking either
Why did they swap body colors in the first 2 frames?