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Foster Cat Journal: 1 in 7,000,000

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This is my foster baby, Gingerbread.

Yesterday, she went to our Vet to be spayed.

Although a Vet and a Vet Tech in GA gave her an exam and wrote up a Health Certificate for transport, they missed something about this cute little Calico.


Apparently, our Vet was, to say the least, a bit surprised when he was about to perform the spay and noticed Gingerbread was a boy. The odds of tri-colored cat being a male are 1:7,000,000!!!

Looks like my dreams of winning the Lottery were a bit off target, but heck, I'll take it!


Too bad - I was ready to re-name her Marsha.....
Never a dull moment Robin - hang in there & c you on Sat - Diana

Maybe you can name him Kris Kringle!

Cats Are Not Peas: A Calico History of Genetics, by Laura Gould, inspired the author's experience of adopting a male calico from a shelter.

I would run out and IMMEDIATELY buy a lottery ticket...make sure you take Gingerbread with you to ensure good luck... BTW--he is adorable :)

Well, Gingerbread isn't too bad for a boy - maybe not perfect but better then something super-girly. Either way, he is a total cutie!

He or she is no matter - that is one adorable kitteh!

This gorgeous kitten is a statistician's dream - the odds of a tri-color cat being male *and* being rescued from a GA kill shelter must be even longer. Maybe you should get him to choose your lottery numbers before he is adopted!

I think "Gingerbread" works as well for a boy as it does for a girl. Great name.

i knew most tri-colors were female, but i had no idea the ratio was so high (low?)!! and what a beautiful, i mean handsome boy! ;)

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