White Cat With Blue Eyes Not Deaf. In addition, cats with albinism are susceptible to suffering from both deafness and blindness. A pure white cat with blue eyes has an 85 percent chance of some degree of deafness.
White cats can have blue, gold, green or copper coloured odd eyes. The w gene responsible for white coat and blue eye is closely related to the hearing ability, and presence of a blue eye can indicate the cat is deaf to the side the blue eye is located. The deafness is caused by degeneration of the auditory apparatus of the inner ear and may affect one ear (unilateral) or both (bilateral).
If the eye color of the cat is completely white, then blue eyes in cats is highly unlikely.
Two blue eyes, completely deaf. Not all white cats with blue eyes are deaf. The roll of the genetic dice that produces a white. Why are white cats with blue eyes usually deaf?