Adorable Calico Cat Pictures

Gorgeous Calico Cat Pictures

Calico cat pictures can show off this kitty's fascinating coat pattern. These cats are not an actual breed, but the result of a genetic sequence that turns off particular color genes at random times. The result is a unique pattern of red/black/white that varies from one cat to the next. Some are brighter, some are diluted and others carry additional tabby or tortoiseshell markings. Much like snowflakes, no two calicos are exactly alike, so enjoy viewing the calico cat images in this slideshow.

The Climb Ahead

This male calico cat looks like he's contemplating climbing a tree. Male calico's do exist, but they are extremely rare. Almost all are sterile and cannot be bred.

Getting Back to Nature

Like most cats, this calico loves exploring the great outdoors. Hope she doesn't get into any mischief. Like all cats, calicos can be quite playful with vibrant personalities.

Queen with Kittens

Here's a lovely calico with her little family. A mom cat's attitude can help predict the personality of her kittens. Get to know the parents of any kitten you want to adopt to decide if she is right for you.

Ready for a Closeup

Calicos are attractive even if their markings aren't completely symmetrical. Notice how one of this cat's eyes has darker fur around it.


What cat doesn't love to lay down and relax? This one is no different. If you just got a new calico, finding the perfect name is easy with so many color and breed variations!

Serious Thoughts

Sometimes cats are playful, other times they're not. This older calico cat looks like she has something serious on her mind. Female calico cats live an average of 15 years, but male calicos have a shorter life span.

Odd Friends

This kitty sure seems interested in that fish. Hopefully she just wants to be friends.

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Adorable Calico Cat Pictures