Psychologists consider red to be the most positive color because it is the color of joy and optimism. A bright ginger cat personifies warmth and comfort. These "sunny" cats are also called golden: people who admit such an animal into their home are convinced that it will bring happiness and wealth with it.
A few words about genetics
The coat color of ginger cats is determined by a gene called Orange (O). In felines, it is located on the sex X chromosome. The linkage with this chromosome explains the fact that most often males are red. There are much fewer red females.
The red color has one interesting feature. It is never solid. The pattern can be spotted, marbled and brindle. In some cats it is bright, in some it is pale.
Outbred ginger cats are most common among breeders. Sometimes they are specially bred in nurseries because they are in great demand. Also, the red color is found among representatives of the Persian and Siberian breeds and in many other long-haired varieties.
Ryzhiks have good breed data. If you cross a ginger cat and a cat, you can get a variety of colors that are interesting to breeders. This is a white-red color known to many and a tricolor variant.
There is also a color called "tabby" - the so-called "brindle", with separate spots and stripes. It is also in demand by many breeders.
Some breeds are very similar to red cats, but in fact they have a completely different color. These include the Somali and Abyssinian breeds. Colors such as sorrel and cinnamon have nothing to do with red. Although very much like him.
Sometimes you can predict what color kittens will be born in a ginger cat. If the cat is also red, all kittens will be red. If the father is black, females will be tortoiseshell, and males will be red.
Smart and sociable
And now I would like to tell you about the nature of ginger cats. In general, the information about this is very different. Researchers say that these animals are cocky and cunning. But if you ask the owner of a ginger cat, it will become an affectionate, sociable "purr".
One of the most interesting features of ginger cats is their love of children. Having met a child once, the cat will allow him a lot. And the children themselves are crazy about these little "tigers".
Happiness comes to the house …
One of the most famous roles for the ginger cat is that of a healer. People have long believed that a cat can heal its owner. And saffron milk caps are recognized as the most "medicinal". There are several stories about blackened ginger cats, which took over some of the serious illness of the owner.
Many believe that a ginger cat with green eyes that meets on the way brings an unprecedented charge of strength and energy. It is worth stroking it to bring you happiness.
If the red-haired treasure lives in your home, then it will certainly attract wealth and good luck to you. And this little bundle of happiness will give comfort, kindness and warmth of the hearth. Pam Brown said the absolute truth: "If you have a cat, you do not return to the house, but home."