Are all ginger cats male? - Truth to the Myth


Ginger Cats Are All Male, Right?

Well if you see a ginger cat around you can almost bet on it that the kitty is a male and win. This is because the ‘ginger gene’ which produces the orange colour is actually on the X chromosome. Males having an XY chromosome only need one of these genes to product the colour where Females have two X chromosomes and so need two copies of this gene to become ginger.

If you were to breed 2 ginger cats all offspring would be ginger where if the female only carried the “ginger gene there would be a 1 in 4 chance.