Friday, May 9, 2008

Male or Female?

It's a little early to tell the gender of the kittens, but it seems the Tortoise Shell kitten has a bump or bulge where the other kittens are smooth. Maybe Tortie has male organs that will later emerge. They are only about five weeks old.

5 comments:

G said...

Interesting indeed.

On a seperate note, I've tagged Icy for a meme if she is so inclined to play. You know, while she's out in the yard, she could just toss off six words. Info at my pad.

pansi!!!!!! said...

Tom and Icky!!!! I taged you for the same Meem as Mrs. G did. I gess you have to do her's first, but you beter menshun ME!!!!
The Cheese Mistress say's its hard to tell what sex baby kitten's are. She thot Leon was a girl until he was about four month's old. Up to then, his name was MIA!!!!
But who care's. The importent thing is ME!!!!!!
PANSI!!!!

Lily Strange said...

I'll be interested to see if it really is a male Tortie. That's awfully rare. One in 3000 torties or Calicos are male, and only one in 10,000 males is capable of breeding. The genetics with these types of cats are terribly interesting. The reason that most of them are female has something to do with needing two X chromosomes and the resulting Barr bodies, which happen in females but not in males unless there is some sort of chromosome abnormality, such as an XXY pattern. I don't entirely understand it.

Jamie Dawn said...

This will be Noname's first Mother's Day.

:-)

Ariel the Thief said...

Little kittens have no idea how many things there are to worry about later.