Given the importance we affix to looking someone (or something) else in the eyes, it’s no wonder that heterochromic creatures, or creatures with two different eye colors, are so striking. Though Heterochromia is fairly rare in humans, its occurrence is far higher among animals, especially cats. Take a look!
Heterochromia is a genetic trait that, depending on the creature it happens in, can be due to inbreeding, genetic inheritance or mutation. In some breeds of cats, like the Turkish Angora, Heterochromia is a desirable trait that breeders try to maintain.
One cat in this list – Venus – is heterochromic due to chimerism, a different genetic trait that causes her body to express different pigmentation genes for each half of her body.
An Unusual Type of Heterochromia
Venus the two face cat
Check Out Those Amazing Eyes
Heterochromia Shows Up In Big Cats, Too
Huskies Often Have Heterochromia
A Puppy with Beautiful Eyes
This Cat Has Eyes like Marbles
Looks like she has the cosmos in her eyes
Baboon with Heterochromia
An odd-eyed owl
One of a kind Chimp with Both Heterochromia and Albinism
Can You Tell If A Horse Has Heterochromia From The Side?
Cat that looks like a painting
Cute but He looks like a little alien
Multiple eye colors
Such Warm Eyes
Some Heterochromia Is A Bit More Subtle
Simcha; the two eyed rat