It is uncommon for a red cat to be a female.  It is about a 20% chance for a red to be a female.  The red cat always has tabby pattern. They are often referred to as orange, ginger, marmalade, yellow, butter, caramel or butterscotch.

The reason a cat is red lies in the genes and chromosomes the cat has inherited. The study of genetics is so complicated and detailed that it takes many years of concentrated study to come even close to mastering it. The red color gene O codes for the production of the red pigment phaeomelanin. It is dominant, so it masks all of the other colors (such as black and variants of black).

The primary red color gene is carried on the X chromosome, and it is therefore sex-linked. A male cat usually has only one X chromosome as it is paired with the Y chromosome and males are XY. A female cat has two X chromosomes and are XX.

When you adopt a kitten from us, we are here for the life of the kitten and well beyond.  Our adopting families become friends and our extended family. We are always here to help out if you every have a question, including after adopting your Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair kitten.

We take pride in not only our Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair cats and kittens, but on our communication and the entire kitten adoption process. Please know that we will treat you as how we would want to be treated during the entire adoption process. There are a lot of kitten adopting scams out on the internet and we understand your wanting to do your due diligence when researching a Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair cat breeder to adopt a kitten from.  We encourage you to contact us with any question.  No question should ever go unanswered when you are inquiring about adopting a kitten from a breeder. We hope you will put your trust in us.

For information on how to adopt a Colorado Persian, Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair kitten, please contact us! Feel free to reach out via email at: rockymountn@yahoo.com, by submitting our contact form or by filling out our kitten application.

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