OMIA:000468-9940 : Heterochromia irides/iridis in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: dog , pig , taurine cattle , golden hamster

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 142500 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Difference in colour of the iris in the two eyes, or in different areas of one iris.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000468-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1995 Lang, R. :
The occurrence and possible inheritance of heterochromia iridis in a Merino flock Proceedings of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics 11:323-325, 1995.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005