"Tortitude" -- The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats: Fact or Fiction? Great article. I have three torties and yes, they definitely meet the criteria - strong-willed, fiercely independent, possessive of their human, and talkative. I love them all.
* * CAT SNIP: Calico cats, while not an official breed, are distinct enough by virtue of their beautiful markings to have inspired all manner of myths about their personalities, as well as their mysterious origins, none of which are true. Here's one true fact, however. Almost all calicos are females. Another: Most people would agree that these multicolored cats are lovely to look at.