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Cat Picture

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SXH, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know, but I know a couple of young (well, younger than me) ladies who like that sort of thing. And if Ann Bown can do a whole book of cat pics...

    Anyway, grabbed this shot this morning...
    [​IMG]White Cat 3 by Steve Higgins, on Flickr

    ...and noticed the cat's eyes are different colours - one yellow one white. The cat is VERY white, with very pink skin where it's visible. Albino? And is the eye thing normal for albino cats?
     
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    If it has even one eye coloured, then it isn't an albino. Lucky it, otherwise it would probably be deaf.

    S
     
  3. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    It has heterochromia, which I don't think relates to albinism in any way.
     
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  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Was Bowie a Buddhist?
     
  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I just did a bit of googling and found a source that says this is a myth and there's no link between albinism in cats and deafness at all. ETA - Andrew found the same source.
     
  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    It's sometimes known (probably wrongly) as "wall eye". We had a Dalmatian with it.
     
  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Thanks, y'all, this has been interesting and informative.

    Who said cat pics were pointless? ;)

    ETA: it apparently also occurs in dogs, horses, cattle, water buffalo. Oh, and people, too!
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2017
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A fool. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Dave had heterochromic eyes one was bright blue and the other brown

    It's not related too albinism- there the eyes are either pink or very pale blue

    Blue eyed white cats are often deaf- there's a genetic link between blue eyes and cochlear degeneration i.e. deafness in white cats. Hence an old superstition that white cats do not make good mothers.They can't hear their kittens. white cats with odd coloured eyes can usually hear perfectly well on the non-blue eyed side but are deaf on the blue eyed side
     

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