Updated: Nov 6, 2018
1. Tortoiseshell cats are not a breed of cat. They have two coat colourings, black and red with both colours diluting.
2. Tortoiseshell cats are predominantly female due to two X chromosomes which causes colouring
3. If white is present in the coat of a tortoiseshell cat, it is considered calico
4. Tortoiseshell cats are more sensitive to the stimulus around them and therefore can display the infamous tortitude.
5. Legendary has it that if a male tortoiseshell cat stays in your house, it will bring good fortune. Male tortoiseshell cats on a boat will also ward off spirits. It’s also said that tortoiseshell cats bring money, luck and love.