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Old November 3rd 03, 10:13 AM
Jeannie
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I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?

Jeannie


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Old November 3rd 03, 02:23 PM
Sherry
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I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?

Jeannie

Not really most of them, but a high percentage of blue-eyed white cats are
deaf; and also odd-eyed cats deaf in the one ear that's on the side of the blue
eye. . The genetics involved are quite interesting. You can type in "white cats
deaf" as search words on google and several sites will come up on the subject.

Sherry
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Old November 3rd 03, 02:23 PM
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I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?

Jeannie

Not really most of them, but a high percentage of blue-eyed white cats are
deaf; and also odd-eyed cats deaf in the one ear that's on the side of the blue
eye. . The genetics involved are quite interesting. You can type in "white cats
deaf" as search words on google and several sites will come up on the subject.

Sherry
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Old November 3rd 03, 07:15 PM
Yngver
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"Jeannie" [email protected]@daikat wrote:

I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?


No, not most white cats. There is a genetic association in blue-eyed white cats
with deafness, but that doesn't even mean that most blue-eyed cats are deaf. If
your cat doesn't have blue eyes, she is no more likely to be deaf than any
other color of cat.
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Old November 3rd 03, 07:15 PM
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"Jeannie" [email protected]@daikat wrote:

I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?


No, not most white cats. There is a genetic association in blue-eyed white cats
with deafness, but that doesn't even mean that most blue-eyed cats are deaf. If
your cat doesn't have blue eyes, she is no more likely to be deaf than any
other color of cat.
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Old November 3rd 03, 10:20 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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Some are. Esp. if they have odd colored eyes - not the same color as
eachother.

Cathy

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I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she

asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?

Jeannie




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Old November 3rd 03, 10:20 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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Some are. Esp. if they have odd colored eyes - not the same color as
eachother.

Cathy

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"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon

"Jeannie" wrote in message
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I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she

asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?

Jeannie




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Old November 3rd 03, 11:47 PM
William Hamblen
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On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 09:13:51 -0000, "Jeannie"
wrote:

I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?


Many blue-eyed white cats are deaf. The gene that produces the white
coat and the blue eyes can interfere with the development of the cat's
inner ear so that they are congenitally deaf. The white cat I had as
a child had good hearing (she could hear a can being opened a long way
away) and I think most white cats have normal hearing.

When the fog came in on little cat feet last night, it left these little
muddy paw prints on the hood of my car.
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Old November 3rd 03, 11:47 PM
William Hamblen
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On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 09:13:51 -0000, "Jeannie"
wrote:

I was talking to someone the other day about my new white cat and she asked
me if she was deaf. I said no and she said that most white cats were. I
have never heard this before, is it true?


Many blue-eyed white cats are deaf. The gene that produces the white
coat and the blue eyes can interfere with the development of the cat's
inner ear so that they are congenitally deaf. The white cat I had as
a child had good hearing (she could hear a can being opened a long way
away) and I think most white cats have normal hearing.

When the fog came in on little cat feet last night, it left these little
muddy paw prints on the hood of my car.
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Old November 4th 03, 03:38 AM
J Gillen
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Hi Jeannie,
As far as I know...only white cats with pink eyes are deaf. A lady who
owned a blue eyed white cat told me.
You can check on the internet, under ' white cats'.

Jude


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