Problem: A black female cat (XBXB) and an orange male cat (XOY) were mated to each other ad produced a male cat that was calico. Which sex chromosomes did this male offspring inherit from its mother and father? Remember that the presence of the Y chromosome determines maleness in mammals.

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From the given, it should be noted that male mammals would have XY for his set of sex chromosomes.

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A black female cat (XBXB) and an orange male cat (XOY) were mated to each other ad produced a male cat that was calico. Which sex chromosomes did this male offspring inherit from its mother and father? Remember that the presence of the Y chromosome determines maleness in mammals.

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