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Tortoiseshell Cat

Information and Pictures

Dolly the Tortoise Shell Cat is laying on a carpeted floor and looking towards the camera holder

"Dolly the tortoiseshell chubby girl. She has the hugest princess complex I have seen and the funniest grumpy personality. She isn't mean, though and always lets me hold her upside-down as though she is a new born baby. She honestly thinks that she is a human and she will lie right in the middle of a high-traffic area and then grumpily growl at anyone who walks close to her. But she is also a real sweetie. Anytime I am upset or crying, she immediately comes to me. One time she even wrapped her little paws around my arm like she was hugging it when I was particularly upset. She is definitely a distinctive cat with an amazing personality."


The tortoiseshell has a low, rounded, massive body.


The coat is flowing, making an exquisite setting for the tortoiseshell pattern.  

Colors and Patterns

Coat colors include: black, red, cream-blue, cream and parti-color. The eyes are a brilliant copper color.


All the female tortoiseshell cats are known as excellent mothers and companions. 

Height, Weight


Health Problems


Living Conditions





Asia Minor

Outcross Breeds




Ezmarelda the Tortoiseshell Cat is laying on a folder on a table in front of a boarded window and a quart of motor oil


Ezmarelda the Tortoiseshell Cat is laying on a carpet with a pair of work shoes behind it


Vina the Tortoiseshell cat is laying on a lot of rope and looking up to the camera holder


Close Up - Sheeba the Tortoiseshell Cat is laying down on a flowered couch


nayla the Tortoiseshell Cat is sitting in a brown cardboard box which is sitting on a green rug and looking up at the camera holder

Nayla, a 5-year-old tortoiseshell calico cat in a box.