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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

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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.

Experience

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.


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

Publications
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

Education/Credentials
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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