When her previous family moved, they forgot something: Dixie. Dixie, a senior female cat, was found outside an abandoned home living in the bushes. AALOC took her in to care for her until she finds a new loving and caring family.
Calico actually is not a breed, rather it is considered a specific color variation. Although orange, black, and white are the most common calico colors, some calico cats may also have cream, bluish-black, red, or chocolate brown in their coats, too. Because of this you will find an American shorthair, Persian, Maine coon, and Cornish Rex, among others that are also considered a calico cat. In addition, you cannot breed a calico cat, rather nature produces these beautiful felines randomly. And because the breed may vary, calico cats cannot be described with a single personality portrait – instead the breed will often dictate that. One thing is 99.9% certain though – if you have a calico cat it is female. A male calico is extremely rare. We believe Dixie is a domestic shorthair with calico colorings.
Although the personality of a shorthair cat is normally friendly and outgoing, Dixie is somewhat aloof. Domestic shorthair cats are generally not very vocal, clean and have a mild mannered temperament.
Two interesting facts about calico cats:
- Calico cats are Maryland's official state cat due to their orange, black, and white coats. They have the same coloring as the Baltimore oriole, which is Maryland's official state bird.
- Some cultures believe calico cats are lucky and they are sometimes referred to as "money cats."
Please come by and visit us at AALOC to meet Dixie during visiting hours (10am to 3pm daily) and get to know h a bit before submitting an adoption application. Our address is 15102 Jackson St., Midway City, CA – five minutes north of the 405 and Beach Avenue.