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  1. I grew up with a 1/2 Siamese cat who was calico. My cat’s mother was purebred Siamese and they couldn’t keep her indoors and unpregnant long enough to ever get her neutered. There goes your theory on female Siamese birthing calico cats!

    1. Right lol my sisters female Siamese gave birth to my female calico so my girl is half Siamese through her mother and phoebe is now 9 years old

  2. I am am a cat person for 50 + years and owning calico cats is, has been like my luck charm and grounding for me and they had lived long lives. I’ve owned many & multiple cats most my life. And I thought I’ve seen, had it all. I also had 2 half siamese & DSH cats years b4. And had an extremely unique cat, Snuggles & I so enjoyed him and his crazy antics. ( I can explain about him later or on request). Approx. 2.5 yrs ago I found 2 Calico kittens with a Siamese mom & orange DHS dad cat. I can say I’m so glad to find your article!! As I was researching the type of coats / fur of Siamese. I have never had such crazy, smart, playful, mischievous cats in my life! I call them The crazy Calicos!! Feel free to contact me. As it would be a long long post. Of all their Antics.
    Terri

  3. We took in a pregnant stray in 2018, she was all white but had 2 patches of color one on the head the other on her back. When the 4 babies were born the first one out was female dilute calico. The next 1 all white later she turned lilac pointed, the last 2 came out of the same sack both were pure white(later flame point and they are both big boys and still identical.

    1. It is not uncommon for a pregnant cat to give birth to a litter of kittens that have a variety of colors and patterns. This can happen because cats have multiple genes that control their coat color and pattern, and these genes can be inherited in different combinations from the mother and father. In the case of your cat and her litter, it is likely that she and the father of the kittens had different combinations of genes that led to the variety of colors and patterns in the kittens.

      Dilute calico is a term used to describe a cat that has a coat that is a diluted version of the typical calico pattern. This means that the cat has patches of white, black, and orange, but the colors are less intense than they would be in a typical calico cat. The lilac pointed pattern, on the other hand, is a variation of the Siamese pattern, in which the cat has a white or cream-colored body with darker points on the face, ears, paws, and tail.

      Flame point is another term used to describe a Siamese-patterned cat, but in this case, the points are red or orange instead of the traditional dark colors. It is possible that your cat’s two all-white kittens inherited the flame point pattern from their mother or father, which is why they later developed red or orange points on their face, ears, paws, and tail.

      Overall, it is not unusual for a litter of kittens to have a variety of colors and patterns, and this is just one of the many fascinating aspects of feline genetics.

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