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This quiz has been one of my most popular features since I added it a few years ago. Do you think you can tell the sex of a cat at first glance? It may not be as easy as you think. I've found since it's been awhile since I first created this quiz that I have trouble remembering which was which, so I don't even get a perfect score. Even gender-based color patterns are not always a solid clue. Believe it or not, although rare, there are male calicoes and tortoiseshell cats, and red female cats are not uncommon. Names may not be a giveaway either (I once had a female cat named Arthur (long story involving a little deception on my part.) Let's have some fun with this Boy - Girl cat quiz. Study the pictures, then select your best guess.

The picture displayed here is of Kolohe - Boy cat or girl cat? But for those of you who commented only on this photo, remember there's a whole quiz linked here with a total of 20 photos. After you finish, share your results here.
Photo Jan Kama


January 3, 2007 at 9:26 am
(1) Eleanor says:

Hi whoever you are I am a cat lover probaly like yourself and I have two cats. They are very intelligent; they know their names, they know when it is time for their tea and are both very curious!

My cats names are Jess and Sasher. Both of our cats have chosen a member of my family to love and rely on most.

Sasher chose me when we first got them in two days. I am happy she did because she was my cat anyway and we have a lot in common. We go on walks up the road together, she can tell when I am crying and comes to me and comforts me and she either sleeps on me, on my pillow or on my computer chair watching me as I sleep like a guardian angel and I love her more than anything else in the world, more than my mum, dad and brother. More than anyone else in the world and I tell her everything; all my secrets and how I feel and I can always tell that she listens to me and when I have finished speaking she lies down on my bed and closes her eyes and she starts purring and when she does it is as if she tells me it is all going to be ok. My cat is all my life.

My other cat Jess is very lazy and fat. She chose my mum to be her loved but I don’t mind at all. She is a very loud cat who meows far to high and far to much.

My cats don’t have collars or leads. We used to have collars but however tight we did them every time they came back home they collars weren’t around their necks.

Once who found Jess’s pink collar that we had found in one of our neighbour’s tenniscourts.

Letter Written By A Cat-Lover.

January 3, 2007 at 12:39 pm
(2) emma says:

this game sounds like tons of fun

January 3, 2007 at 12:42 pm
(3) Dawn says:

I don’t know a lot of Hawaiian but it looks like a boys name to me.

January 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm
(4) Cathy says:

I think is is a girl because of the calico collection of colors and lack of heavy jowl line. Also because I have a girl cat, Pretty Penney, that has that same tomboy expression of ‘Don’t mess with me! as well as the same colors and stipes’

October 27, 2008 at 8:58 pm
(5) Bryan Price says:

14 out 20. The calicos where easy. But you had to throw in a red female! And boy, did some of those look like some of my family, past and current.

October 27, 2009 at 8:58 am
(6) jaye says:

it sounds like fun!

October 27, 2009 at 9:01 am
(7) jaye says:

anyone there?

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