The State Cat of Maryland is the Calico Cat
On October 1st. 2001, the CALICO became the official State Cat of Maryland.
Their colors of orange, black, and white are shared with the state bird, the Baltimore Oriole, and the state insect, the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.
The Calico Cat is sweet, affectionate and loyal.
A Dilute Calico – Dilute calicos differ from the standard calico in both the colors that appear in their tri-color coat and the strength of those colors. Often referred to as muted calicos, the dilute calico cat’s fur has much softer colors of gray-blue and cream, along with patches of white.