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Thread: I'm a Great-Grandmother!

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    HAHA! Most of you know my oldest child is 6 years old, so it was her cat. Bloomer is the proud new mother of 5 cuties. There are 2 Ralphies (and that is what I call a gray/black tabby cat bc I had one named Ralph when I was a kid), 2 gray tabbies that look like Mama, and one Calico. The gray ones are the only boys.

    Do you think it is true all calico cats are girls? I don't think it is. I think we had one that was a boy once. ?

    These were born on 5 April. The first made its appearance at 1:30am.

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    Congratulations! They're cute!

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    AWWWW!!! They are so sweet, Congratulation!!

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    Awwwww I wuv em!! I love love love cats (I have 4) and kittens are so darn adorable. All my cats are fixed, so no hope of an fur-grandbabies for me. Please post more pics (even for just me) when you can...I love watching kittens "grow up" :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    Awwwww I wuv em!! I love love love cats (I have 4) and kittens are so darn adorable. All my cats are fixed, so no hope of an fur-grandbabies for me. Please post more pics (even for just me) when you can...I love watching kittens "grow up" :)
    LOL!
    I will post more as they grow. It won't be long and I'll be ranting about them making a mess on the porch! LOL!

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    Awww, they are so cute!!! (Wish I could have the calico one.... :cry: )

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    Wait until they are old enough to attack your stash or threads! I'd love to have another kitty or 2, but we're maxed out...not enough space as it is...

    my dreams some day would to have a feline santuary (sp) where people can bring abandoned cats and just leave em, no worries...they are adoptable if desired, but I'd house them and take care of them throughout their lives...unlike most shelters which euthinize after a certain amount of time.

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    What beautiful Great-Grand Kittens that you have!! :D
    I know you just love them to piece's. I have no idea
    about the sex of calico kitten's, sorry. But, thanks so
    much for sharing. :D :D :D :D :D

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    They are so cute. I do believe that all calicos are female - thnk my friend who was a breeder told me that.

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    Congratulations Great Gramma! LOL They are sooo cute :D
    I googled about the female/calico coloration thing & I found this:
    Quote Originally Posted by about.com:veterinary medicine
    Can a calico cat ever be male? Yes, in rare instances. In this situation, the cat has two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (XXY). Cats with this chromosomal configuration are usually sterile (not able to breed).
    It has to do with the fact that the color genes are on the X chromosome, but not on the Y.
    Now we know! :wink:

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    They are all so cute, but i would have to snitch the calico one!! I've always wanted one. But with asthma that's not gonna ever happen :evil:

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    Well, you have some fine looking great grandchildren! Their colors are sure pretty. I have a calico (named Phoebe, and blind as a bat nowadays), and she can be loving, but she sure has an aloof attitude. I saw a show very recently that said almost all calico cats are females. It is very rare to have a male, and they usually have health problems. (something to do with chromosomes).

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    So cute! My long haired yellow mama cat is due any day!

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    How sweet. I love puppies and kittens! Your mamma cat looks very proud of herself! I have a calico. She is the mamma of the other 4 who call my house their home. She sure was a good mamma, but she is now fixed, so no more babies! She would have kept going ( she broke out to have her second litter, so no more of that!) :lol:

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    Such pretty kitties! I would love another but I have a calico cat she is 13 years old now. I read somewhere that cats can live to be 30 if they lead a stress free life. All Alley does is sleep and enjoy the sunshine. She will be with us for ever!
    Oh yeah she likes to sass the dogs. She is the queen of the house and she doesn't move for anyone and that includes the dogs!

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    You look WAAAAAY to young to be a grandma :lol: :roll: :lol: Congrats on the new additions to the family!!!!! Looks like you have your hands full, kittens and kids :lol: :lol:

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    Very cute!! I have heard that if you get a calico cat that is a male, you can get just about any price you want for it. They are very rare, I've heard.

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    They are too cute! They are going to be sooooo much fun once they start zooming around the place. Gotta love furbabies!
    Give them all hugs and kisses for me! :)

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    Awwwwwwwww how cute.

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    Awww!! They are ALL adorable!! Calico must be in Mom's (or Dad's) genetic line. I love the grey colorations. Please post more as they grow.

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    Congrats. I love grey tiger stripe cats. Looks like you hit the jackpot.

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    They are precious--I love "new kitty" smell.

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    Ooooh they are so cute! I love kittens and cats and kittens paws are the cutest things ever with those tinyt little pads and soft claws! In the UK we call them Tortoiseshell cats. And there is a genetic trait that makes them almost always female;

    "while the vast majority of calico cats are female, there is the occasional male. However, virtually all of these males are sterile. the calico colour is sex linked. For a cat to be calico it must have two X chromosomes ergo the cat is female. In rare instances however a male calico will be produced. This usually happens because the cat has an extra chromosome. So, instead of him being XY, he is XXY. These cats are known as Kleinfelter males."
    from http://www.cat-world.com.au/CatMyths.htm

    Other genetic traits in cats include pure white cats that are often deaf and/or have one blue, one green eye (our family have a deaf white one but eyes are both green. We have to put sun block on her ears, our old white cat had to have her ears removed due to skin cancer) and ginger tabbies are mostly male due to genetics too.

    I find genetics fascinating!

    Keep us updated with pics of your babies as they grow!

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    You got me - BCCA!!! I thought you were a youngster (like me - :D :wink: ).

    Pretty kitties! The little tabbies remind me of my Barney when he was small - I saw him at a day old because he came from a neighbour's cat.

    K x

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    LOL! THis is a good thread. I'll post some new pics of the kitties for everyone as they grow a bit...
    Yeah, there is NO WAY I could be Granny, yet...unless it is animals.

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