http://cats.about.com/od/coatcolorpatternstypes/p/profile-calico-cat.htm Calico Cats Have Personality-Plus: Calico cats share that personality trait of tortoiseshell cats commonly described as "tortitude." They are sassy, spunky, and very independent. On the other hand, calicoes are sweet, loving, and loyal cats. If you hunger for unconditional love, a calico cat will willingly and enthusiastically fulfill that need. Calicoes are almost all female, and the rare male is always sterile
Facts about Calico Cats... *Calicos were nominated as the official state cat of Maryland on October 1, 2001. *In many cultures, calicos are considered as bringers of good luck. *These cats are known as money cats in the United States. *Most calico cats are females. *Calico is not a particular cat breed. This word only refers to a color pattern of cats’ fur and not to a breed. *A popular good luck ceramic sculpture form in Japan, Maneki Neo, is almost always fashioned after calico cats.