Acquired: Bred cat myself
Posted Mar 04, 2014
I remember when my black/white American short hair cat went into labor. She had 4 kittens -- 2 boys and 2 girls. The girls were both orange/black/white tri color calicos. I ended up keeping one of the calico kittens that I named Chippie. Chippie is an extremely affectionate, mellow cat. Her coat is shiny and gorgeous. Everyone comments on her beautiful markings. She's great with kids and dogs, will cuddle with anyone who comes over to the house, but is very territorial. She has her "turf" and makes sure the neighborhood cats know it! Chippie is the only calico I've owned but if all are as sweet, loving, and even tempered as she is, I cannot recommend the breed highly enough.