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To: FDNYRHEROES
Try this one on for size....
1 in 3,000 Calico cats is a male...

Isn’t that because the gene coding for hair color
is on the x-chromosome,
which is randomly suppressed from one cell to another.
Hence heterochromia in females only

A process not possible in males (only one x-chromosome)

45 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:27 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

If memory serves me (and sometimes it doesn’t) a calico male cat is either an XXY (and probably sterile) or perhaps a chimera.


107 posted on 10/20/2009 7:41:58 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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