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As iconic pop culture depictions, orange cats—from Garfield to Crookshanks— have a devoted following. My mom has owned three orange cats in her lifetime and swears the sweetest cats are orange boys. Her orange tabby, Oliver, quickly stole her heart with his sweet meows and love of cuddling. It’s natural to want to find a few orange cat gifts to remind people of that special bond, right?
The Science Behind Orange Cats
Fun fact: A majority of orange cats are male because the “ginger gene” that creates orange color lives on the X chromosome. Female cats need two of those chromosomes (XX) to have a ginger coat while males only need one (XY), so it’s much more common to be a ginger boy.