Is this a male, or a female cat?

a male
a female
it is not possible to tell
it is not a cat at all
This kind of coat col­or­ing, which combines two colors other than white (black and red in this case), is known as tor­toise­shel­l, and it is found almost ex­clu­sive­ly in female cats. This is because the X chro­mo­some de­ter­mines the color of the cat, and there are no color genes in Y chro­mo­some. Thus, female cats with XX chro­mo­somes may be three colored (in­clud­ing white), while male cats with XY chro­mo­somes cannot. (with the ex­cep­tion of very rare XXY sterile males).

Answers distribution

a male
a female
it is not possible to tell
it is not a cat at all
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10%
86%
3%
0%
29
flagItaly
5%
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17%
5%
40
flagSpain
8%
72%
16%
4%
25
flagRussia
13%
59%
18%
9%
22
flagUkraine
23%
57%
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flagthe United Kingdom
16%
55%
24%
3%
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flagthe Netherlands
15%
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27%
1%
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flagCanada
11%
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36
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15%
55%
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20
flagPoland
14%
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flagGermany
14%
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27%
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flagthe United States
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386
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
50%
30%
3%
60
flagthe Philippines
35%
50%
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5%
20
flagNorway
9%
49%
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3%
51
flagAustria
15%
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20%
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18%
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39%
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flagSweden
26%
34%
34%
4%
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Gender

men45%
women49%
a male
16%
14%
a female
45%
49%
it is not possible to tell
32%
32%
it is not a cat at all
5%
2%

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Author: Sara Amoncio
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