Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Cats can have a condition known as Heterochromia where each eye is a different color. Not a disease, it occurs in those that possess a dominant white gene, or a white spotting gene which gives us Tuxedo and bi-color cats. Purebred cats like the Turkish Angora are prone to this genetic mutation. In Turkey, the Ankara Zoo with the government has been breeding pure white Angoras since 1917. With one blue eye, and one amber eye, Turkish legend says that the prophet Muhammad's cat Muezza had the same condition.

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