There is no point whatsoever to paying extra money for a male calico. Why?
1. In order for a male cat to be calico, it MUST carry two X chromosomes, the calico coloration is on the sex chromosomes, and there must be at least two X chromosomes for it to present. As a normal female cat is XX, and a normal male cat is XY, this calico at the very least, would have to be XXY. IE, it is a genetic mutation.
2. This genetic mutation, XXY, is sterile 95% of the time. Which means the cat can't reproduce.
3. The genetic mutation that results in the extra sex chromosome is not hereditary. So even if it weren't sterile, it isn't going to pass the mutation along to it's offspring. So any male offspring it has are going to have hte normal gene combinations, XY, which will make them normally pigmented and not calicos
***Edited By: Minniyar on 3/21/2007 7:48:02 AM*** Reason: add
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.