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Allison wrote at 2008-04-27 23:11:29
Red tabbies are more likely to be male than female, but there's certainly no shortage of female red tabbies!  I'd say they're like 40% female and 60% male whereas torties or calicos are like 99% female and 1% male (and those males are always genetically abnormal and usually sterile).

I wouldn't call your pretty cat a yellow tabby.  She looks more like a cream or light red tabby.

As for yellow tabbies, I've only seen one so far that I would call a yellow or gold tabby.  She was a pretty tabby with light brown/hazel stripes on a tannish coat though I suppose she would be called a brown tabby by cat fanciers and cat organizations.  I haven't seen one like her since.

Elizabeth wrote at 2013-06-14 18:10:22
I have just returned from vet with yellow tabby, which is how the vet's office described it. Was sure it was a boy. In all my life I have never seen a girl one. They said it is extremely rare, like about 1 in 100,000 yellow tabbies would be a girl. But...I have one. Kind regards.  


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Norman Auspitz


I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.


I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.

Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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