OMIA:000357-9685 : Eye colour in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: Nile tilapia , rock pigeon , dog , water buffalo , Japanese quail

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Cross-species summary: Iris colour

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:000357-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2007 Geigy, CA., Heid, S., Steffen, F., Danielson, K., Jaggy, A., Gaillard, C. :
Does a pleiotropic gene explain deafness and blue irises in white cats? Vet J 173:548-53, 2007. Pubmed reference: 16956778. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2006.07.021.
Strain, G.M. :
Deafness in blue eyed white cats: the uphill road to solving polygenic disorders. Vet J 173:471-2, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17317244. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2006.01.015.
2005 Kaas, JH. :
Serendipity and the Siamese cat: the discovery that genes for coat and eye pigment affect the brain. ILAR J 46:357-63, 2005. Pubmed reference: 16179744.
1998 Hardman, C., Stanley, R.G. :
Blue eye in a cat Australian Veterinary Journal 76:595 ff., 1998.
1918 Wright, S. :
Color inheritance in mammals. X. The cat - Curious association of deafness with blue-eyed white color and femaleness with tortoise-shelled color, long known - variations of tiger pattern present in interesting features Journal of Heredity 9:139-144, 1918. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a111923.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 20 Aug 2020