Calicos are considered lucky in many countries, particularly Japan
where the color is referred to as "Mi-ke", and is regularly seen on the national cat of Japan, the Japanese bobtail. Calico cats are part of the ancient folklore in many cultures, and are always seen as peaceful, hopeful and lucky kitties.
the Calico is a carnivorous
diurnal (awake durig the day)
terrestrial(lives on the ground) digitigrade(walks on its toes)
feline (in the cat family) mammal (animal with mammary glands and hair folicles)
Owners of both calicos and tortoiseshell cats believe that there is more than just the color of their cat that is special. Tortoiseshell owners describe the "tortietude" they think is unique to that color- a combination of devotion, spirit and a little bit of hot-temper. Calico owners often say the colorful coat is just the icing on the cake of a very sweet and endearing personality. Sometimes described as "old souls"
calicos are notoriously warm-hearted, affectionate and wise
One famous calico rescued her entire person and animal family from a burning house by scratching on each bedroom door. Another calico
Just like the calico cat, tortoiseshell refers to a
color, not a breed. The color "tortoiseshell" is a marbelized
black and brown (orange/red). Like the fellow with the red
True tortoiseshell cats have very little, if any, white markings, and no white in the body color at all. A tortie cat with white "points" or white on the nose, chest and/or feet is called "tortoiseshell and white". Again, no white in the body color, just on the nose, chest, feet and a little on the tummy like this . ...
Calico cats have lots of white, along with the black and brown
orange hues, and are often equal parts of the three colors. Calico cats
don't always have white on the back and torso area, but the white on
the points will extend well up the thighs and around the neck and belly
etc. like so...
or almost all white with just some black and tan/orange/brown