Milkshake – Female Calico

By Pammy
In Adopted
Dec 7th, 2013
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CONGRATULATIONS TO MILKSHAKE. She was adopted yesterday at Petco in Goodyear. Milkshake is a 9-month-old domestic shorthair. This little girl has a gorgeous calico coat. 

She was a stray found by a good Samaritan who brought her to Pammy’s. She is good with people, dogs and other cats.

Milkshake is litterbox trained. 

If you’d like to learn more about Milkshake, please use the form below to contact Pammy’s Second Chance Rescue.

Read on to learn more about the famous calico pattern courtesy of the Tipped Ear Clan.


Milkshake 1Some people believe that calico cats are a breed, or that calico refers to a color of a cat. Since all cats are colored, calico refers to the pattern of how the coloring appears on the cat’s coat.

Early in its inception, a calico/tortie kitty is formed by a gene known as the white spotting factor. The white spotting factor effectively slows down the migration of cells across the kitten’s body. One X-chromosome in every cell is switched off.

This is a random happenstance, and when a tortoiseshell kitten appears in the litter, you will see a mix of two colors of hair on the kitten.

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