https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerysGhemor

Hey, this "tomcat" is a girl! (Picture error ;-) )

Reported already, but I thought it was funny...

The picture for "кот" (tomcat) in the Russian for English course is almost certainly of a girl cat. ;-) Three-colored cats (white, black, and orange, i.e. tortoiseshells and calicos), are nearly always girls. It might help other cat lovers to consider making sure that the picture of the tomcat is not a picture of a girl cat. That said, that pic might be great for "кошка." ;-)

November 5, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Thanks, I disabled it now.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerysGhemor

No problem. It put a smile on my face, anyway. ;-)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aietra

If it turns out to be a photo of that one tri-coloured male chimera cat, I will give Team Russian a standing ovation.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerysGhemor

LOL, indeed! ;-)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

You're really observant to notice that. :) Nice work!

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerysGhemor

I am owned by two tortie girls at home, so it was something I couldn't help spotting. :-D

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricaHarley

Haha, nice. :)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarefo
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Good catch :) get all the details here: Cat coat genetics at Wikipedia

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buenotc

How did....?? Ooh my god!!! You looked!!! ;).

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Makepeace8

Similarly, ginger cats are usually boys. So, when I got two ginger kittens, naturally I assumed I had a pair of toms. Until... let's just say that one of them developed rather over-dramatically in certain areas, and the other one didn't at all. The latter was quickly and in rather embarrassed fashion renamed Heidi, and Heidi she was for the rest of her long and happy life. :-)

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