Learning from cats
Many kinds of cats have lived their lives at my house over the years and have taught me many things.
Their fur color doesn’t mean anything to them or to me. It’s just a way to tell them apart, that’s all. The tortoiseshells, the tabbys, the solid colors, and the occasional calico, all are cats and that’s that. Sure, they are either male or female, no problem there. Their social interactions are not determined by their fur color or pattern, it is their individual behavior. They don’t play “identity politics“ like humans do. Most of them just exist peacefully and get along with the others. Some don’t like certain others, for no particular reason. One cat is always unhappy because she tries to be the queen of the herd but she is the only one with that opinion.
About the only factor I’ve noticed that they seem to pay attention to is age. The older cats are usually deferred to by the younger ones.