White Domestic Cat Breed: History, Temperament & Health
The White Domestic At A Glance:
Place Of Origin: North America, Britain
Dates Of Origin: Varies
Average Weight Range: Varies
Temperament Of The White Domestic: Varies, Generally Easy-Going and Relaxed, Quiet.
Health information on this page refers to the American and British Shorthair, white in color with blue eyes.
White is dominant over all other color genes, either as all-over-white or as the spotting gene that gives us the bicolors. White hair contains no color-producing pigment
at all. Even if a white cat carries the white gene, which masks the expression of all other colors, it is genetically colored and it passes on its color potential to its offspring. A hint of a white cat's underlying color may show on the head of a newborn kitten.
About Blue Eyed Cats:
Kittens are born with blue eyes. As they mature, the color becomes coppery brown, orange, yellow, or green. Only a few cats maintain their blue eyes.
Although some breed standards do link the two, most eye colors are not governed by coat color. The only exception is blue eyes; they are caused by forms of albinism that lead to a lack of pigmentation in both the coat and the iris and occur in cats with a lot of white in their coats.
Health Issues Of White, Blue Eyed Domestics:
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