Tortoiseshells, as you know, are female. The X chromosome, or Kiss chromosome as it’s called down my way, shows up in tortoiseshell markings. If you don’t know why this is, you can see an explanation of why tortoiseshells are always female
But this brings us to Fudge.
In my younger days before I had my little nip ‘n’ tuck, I would have offered to pass the time of day with this feisty little feline but I would have found myself in a spot of bother. Fudge is male!
There’s only a one in 3,000 chance of a tortoiseshell cat being male and Fudge won that lottery.
He won more than that too as, even though some heartless people dumped him in a park, he was found and taken to a Cat Protection safe house in St Neots, a sleepy little place in Cambridgeshire, England.
But good news! Fudge found his forever home.