White Cat With Blue Eyes Are Usually Deaf
Eye color in white cats also relates to the potential for deafness.
White cat with blue eyes are usually deaf. White cats generally have blue eyes or reddish eyes within the case of albinos. This is especially important for white cats with blue eyes. Cornell University cites a study that found that 17 to 22 percent of white cats with non-blue eyes were born deaf.
Why are white cats with blue eyes usually deaf. Their whiteness Ive learnt is a matter of having no pigment at all which in many cases leads to ear-cancer when they are in the sun too long without protection. According to a 2015 study published in Current Biology white cats comprise 5 of the total cat.
If a white cat has 2 blue eyes it is 3-5 times more likely to be deaf than a cat with 2 non-blue eyes and a cat with 1 blue eye is about twice as likely to be deaf as a cat with 2 non-blue eyes. 40 percent of white cats with one blue eye were deaf. In reality the chances of a white cat being born deaf are only 22.
Researchers found that 40 percent of white cat with one blue eye are born deaf and 65 to 85 percent when both eyes blue. Strangely blue eye white cats tend to be deaf even more than others. The deafness is linked to the so-called W gene.
However not all white coat cats have blue eyes. Are all white cats deaf. The reason is the aforementioned W.
The combination of blue eyes and a white coat indicates the cat may have a gene that causes deafness. And if the white cat has a different eye color for each eye heterochromia. And in addition to Rios Sweetie.
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