Out of all cats, orange cats felines are thought to be the friendliest. They are also believed to be the most affectionate. But these are mostly myths. Now, a new study backs up these assumptions with a scientific evidence.
The gene responsible for the orange color of cats is sex-linked, which resulted in a much higher likelihood that an orange cat will be male versus female. Male cats were said to be slightly friendlier than female cats, which could explain the loving attitude of orange felines.
Another study conducted in 1995 examined the frequency of the orange gene variant among cat populations, which found that orange cats differ from other cats in different ways.
From 30 cat populations in France from 1982-1992, the researchers collected data on 56-491 cats from each population. They found three trends among orange cats.
- Orange cats are more common in rural environments compared to the urban places.
- Orange cats are less common in areas with greater mortality risk.
- Orange cats show greater sexual dimorphism.
The study identified unique characteristics of an orange cat, with its genes attributed to the behavior of the felines.
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