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57 Gorgeous Cats With Heterochromia Iridum [photo gallery]
Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2012 | Summer Anne Burton

Posted on 04/13/2014 12:37:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

These cats have eyes that are each a different color, a condition commonly referred to as “odd-eyed,” or, scientifically, “Heterochromia Iridum.” These special kitties may be odd, but they’re also some of the most beautiful and magical-looking creatures on the planet.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: catseyes; kittyping
I call them "David Bowie cats".
1 posted on 04/13/2014 12:37:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Many thanks to Salamander for the link!

P.S. I think that #15 may actually be a sheep.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 12:39:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
In case anyone is wondering...

Now you know what Heterochromia Iridum is.

3 posted on 04/13/2014 12:40:13 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

So that’s how they make glow in the dark watches.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 12:45:51 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It is interesting that most of these cats are white. That probably means that they are deaf too, or wil eventually go eaf.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 12:51:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It is interesting that most of these cats are white.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 12:59:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ping.
Reminded me of Woobie Squeaks and Pooka Rue.
Even though Rue was not an odd eyed kitty.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 1:24:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows

We had an all white odd eyed kitty named Woobie Squeak.
(Best not to ask.)
He acted like he was blind in one eye.
He wasn’t, he just liked acting like a jerk.
“What? You mean you wanted my attention? *yawn* Tend me, human servant.”
The rotten cute little booger.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 1:27:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

I’m not asking. Serious cattitude, that one.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 2:01:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He was also the last shoulder cat I “spoke with”.


10 posted on 04/13/2014 2:03:49 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

I’m envious - none of my furbabies are shoulder cats.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 2:06:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Woobie Squeak was quite some years back.
I haven’t had a shoulder cat since.

Though I do have a “nightcap hat cat” who will curl around my head as I sleep.
At least he isn’t a “headcrab cat”..


12 posted on 04/13/2014 2:13:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
that's a beautiful cat.

13 posted on 04/13/2014 2:18:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Darksheare
At least he isn’t a “headcrab cat”..

No need - we're already their zombies.

14 posted on 04/13/2014 2:37:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Charming article. Thanks for posting!


15 posted on 04/13/2014 2:46:12 AM PDT by Larry Milk
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To: Slings and Arrows
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16 posted on 04/13/2014 3:13:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I read that they’re also often deaf on the blue-eyed side.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 3:17:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://cheezburger.com/119098112

Not all cats got the memo.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 3:27:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: martin_fierro

WHAT?


19 posted on 04/13/2014 3:35:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Darksheare
Not all cats got the memo.

Looks like he was busy getting seconds.

20 posted on 04/13/2014 3:36:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ugliest cat I’ve ever seen.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 3:36:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Larry Milk

My pleasure.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 3:37:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Be MY conveyance, servant!”
*HL2 fast zombie noises*


23 posted on 04/13/2014 3:37:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Its one expensive cat.


24 posted on 04/13/2014 3:43:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Planning on breeding him?


25 posted on 04/13/2014 3:53:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ha! You can’t fool me, they’re all wearing contact lenses.....


26 posted on 04/13/2014 3:58:39 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Has something to do with the gene for white fur?


27 posted on 04/13/2014 3:59:58 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m sure some would like to but not me.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 4:03:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: martin_fierro

Odd eyed white cats ten to be deaf on the blue side. the mutation that controls the odd eyed pattern also has something to do with hereditary deafness.

CC


29 posted on 04/13/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Heterochromia Iridum” means “Different Colored Irises”.

Why not say it in English? LOL! I love Taxonomic Nomenclature.

LOL (reference to Data’s Cat Poem, for non-Star Trek Folks)


30 posted on 04/13/2014 5:08:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Darksheare
All I know is this is the look I got when someone wasn't allowed to lay on the keyboard this morning.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 5:47:33 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a niece with this (one green eye and one hazel). It’s not as obvious as these are, but you can see it if you get up close. So it happens in people as well.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 6:20:09 AM PDT by randita
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To: cripplecreek

David Bowie too...


33 posted on 04/13/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have two cats with this disorder. Mother and son. Beautiful sweet faces but total Jeckyl and Hyde personalities! They tend to make my other cats lives miserable lol. The momma is a shoulder angel and she doesn’t give any warning when she jumps on you, if you walk by her and she’s on something waist high she’ll make the leap. Scares the crap out of me most of the time :)


34 posted on 04/13/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT by aubreys_mom
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To: MarkL

And Vince Gill.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT by Grammy (Save the earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: aubreys_mom

Our cat is a shoulder cat, too...but he launches from the floor! Interesting part is because he and my hub are bonded (they fight and play daily) he only jumps on my husband’s shoulders...He knows NOT to bother me...I am only his food maid.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 7:40:28 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Brothers in heterochromia Iridum




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37 posted on 04/13/2014 8:06:45 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That probably means that they are deaf too, or wil eventually go deaf.

After living with one for the past 9 1/2 years, I can say with certainty
That she hears just fine. She just doesn't listen. :-P

38 posted on 04/13/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: uglybiker

Is that your cat? That is one scary picture, although I’m sure that she is sweet. Most cats are.

Visiting the link, I’ve never seen so many white cats in one place! Although there are some of different colors, the vast majority are white. There must be a genetic link between white fur and different colored eyes.


39 posted on 04/13/2014 8:12:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slings and Arrows
Wisdom from my favorite existentialist writer, Henri, Le Chat Noir ‏@HenriLeChatNoir

"Most humans have a vague, lingering fear that without cats, their lives would be meaningless. This is mostly correct."

40 posted on 04/13/2014 11:02:37 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: uglybiker

41 posted on 04/13/2014 11:21:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Veto!

In the immortal words of Socrates, “True dat.”


42 posted on 04/13/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: bigheadfred

Your cat is possessed by a demon. Perfectly normal cat, IOW.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 11:39:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I didn’t know demons could be possessed by demons but cats are a special case.


44 posted on 04/13/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Slings and Arrows

A white-furred rex-patterned sphynx-type feline... the mind boggles at the breeding that produced that one - not to mention the rabbity ears!


45 posted on 04/14/2014 12:30:39 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

I stand by my theory. ;^)


46 posted on 04/14/2014 1:34:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL, and chances are you’re right!


47 posted on 04/14/2014 2:04:18 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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