10 Facts About Orange Cats!

Facts about orange cats
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1. Orange cats are not a breed of their own

2. Orange cats are not a solid color

Orange cats are never solid in color, instead, they are always striped, a pattern that is known as tabby.

3. Most orange cats are marked with an ‘M’

4. Orange male cats outnumber female cats

Orange males are much more common than orange females. It is thought that 80% of orange cats are male!

5. The orange color is due to a pigment found in red-haired people too

6. Orange cats can have short or long hair

Though the exact shade of orange can vary considerably between cats, it is all due to a particular pigment called pheomelanin.

7. There are lots of orange celebrity cats!

8. They tend to develop black freckles

Black freckles are a common finding in orange cats. These tend to be most obvious around the lips and nose, and areas where the fur is thin.

9. Orange cats can have a variety of eye colors

10. Their color inspires a variety of names


Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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