When these twin cats, Iriss and Abyss, sit together as they often do and look into the camera lens, you won’t see a more beautiful vision of cat eyes anywhere in the world.
They are odd-eyed cats – more technically described as having heterochromatic eyes. White cats not uncommonly have an eye conditon called heterochromia iridum. It’s because the gene which makes the cat white can also affect the color of the iris and the cat’s hearing. You know that a lot of deaf cats are all-white. The gene removes color in the eyes as well as the hair.
Often the odd-eye colors are blue and yellow. In this example, I’d describe the eyes as gold (or rose gold) and aquamarine, which is extraordinarily special. The gold is amazing. It almost glints like the real thing.