Are Orange Colored Cats Always Male. Orange tabby cat toms outnumber queens approximately four to one Orange tabby cats are about 80/20 male to female.
The ‘ginger gene’ which produces the orange colour is on the x chromosome. The personality of a cat seems to go with coat color. Calico and tortoiseshell cats, however, are almost always female.
Although some red cats (usually dilutes) may appear to be a solid color, upon closer examination, you will see the pale stripes, whorls, or spots of the tabby.
All a female would need is the gene for orange and not have a gene for black, therefore producing an orange cat right? However once in a blue moon you get a male. All red cats are tabby cats. The orange mutant gene is found only on the x, or female, chromosome.