3 facts about blue-eyed cats


All kittens are born with blue eyes


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Kittens start developing their eye color around 6-7 weeks old as melanin, the pigment responsible for eye color, kicks in. 

All colorpoint cats have blue eyes


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The lack of significant melanin production in the eyes gives colorpoint cats like Siamese, Himalayan, and Ragdoll cats their characteristic blue hue.

White blue-eyed cats more likely to be deaf


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The KIT gene can lead to blue eyes, cats with mismatched eye colors (known as odd-eyed), and a higher rate of  hearing impairment in white cats.

From Explorecats.com

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