Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – More About the Ginger Cat

All ginger, marmalade, orange, red cats have some distinct characteristics. They’re all tabbies. Most of them (80% in fact) are male. Strangely, most ginger cats I know are female. Their eyes can be gold, green, or copper and, believe it or not, ginger cats—although this is not a breed—tend to overeat. Yes, most of them are chunky, tubby beings.

The most common names for an orange tabby are Marmalade, Ginger, Autumn, Flame, Pumpkin, Sunshine, Tiger, Goldie, and maybe Butterscotch. Interesting names might be Amber, Apricot, Peaches, Scarlet, Cantaloupe, Penny, Rusty. But some of the more creative names include, Cayenne, Cheeto (my fave), Carrot (say what?), and Dandy Lion. The ginger cat above happens to be Marmalade. The one to the right is a female Maine coon named George.

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