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Why are kittens’ eyes blue? — 9 Comments

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  3. Very interesting. I read that siamese cats due to the albino gene don’t have pigment in the eye but are you saying they do actually have some melanin and the blue light is scattered and causes the blue appearnce? Do you know why some siamese cats have very deep blue eyes and others have lighter blue? Although the appearance of the blue changes with light and surroundings some do have a much deeper blue it seems.

  4. i had a white deaf cat one eye all blue. the other looked like a line was drawn straight across it top was copper bottom ble.

  5. Hi Michael,

    Super interesting and well-explained.

    I’ve always wondered why kittens were born with blue eyes.

    Melanin is the same stuff that makes a person get tan after being in the sun for a while. I had no idea it was behind the coloring.

    The occurrence of a cat having one eye a certain color and the other eye a different color always intrigued me. But the coolest part of the post was at the very end where you said, “Deafness in white cats is a result of a lack of pigment on internal ear structures”. I was amazed to hear that deafness had to do with pigment!

    Cool stuff.

    =^..^= Hairless Cat Girl =^..^=

  6. I used to get excited, waiting for the day the kittens eyes would change. I was surprised when one kitten’s eyes never changed. In fact, they became such a beautiful color of blue. It’s the feature that sticks out all these years later as clear as when I was a boy. What a beautiful cat he grew into. Loud and big! Thanks

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