Interesting eye color question

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  1. Jul 6, 2006 #21

    maherwoman

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    Thank you! I love my babies so much!

    That sounds really interesting...one pink, one blue...:)

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    Okay, here's Sprite's right eye if you can see the pic:

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    I just took this pic today. I've been wanting better pictures of their eyes anyway, because that blue is so beautiful! You usually have to be pretty close to notice the brown.
     
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    Wow! Super photo! In the case of Dwarf Hotots, the blue color is caused by the Dutch marking gene.

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    Oh, Naturestee...I can kinda see that the upper right hand diagonal section is brown...is that right?

    Wow...I thought this was unusual...I guess it's not as much as I thought! :)

    I felt like this when I learned that it wasn't too unusual for kitties to have two different-colored eyes! LOL!!

    P.S. Bunny eyes are so pretty, aren't they? What beauties!!
     
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    9D8DD164-4408-4EA7-96D2-BD7B8249BB11.jpeg 81DFC89A-709B-406F-B11B-9FADC3050249.jpeg My bunny has half and half eye color as well. I thought they weren’t done changing but they didn’t change.
     
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    That eye looks like it's probably the result of the vienna gene. Likely that rabbit had some blue-eyed-white ancestor.
     
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    Mom has brown eyes, her dad had blue eyes.
     
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    Dad is white BEW with blue eyes. Mom is Chestnut Agouti with brown eyes.
     
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    Heterochromia. We had one that was Vienna marked and Black Otter. HIS EYES WERE WHAT WAS REALLY STRIKING--RIGHT WAS 1/3 BLUE, 2/3 BROWN and his left was 1/3 brown and 2/3 blue. I've seen some with 2 different color eys, but he was the first with 2 colors in both eyes.
     
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    This is sectoral heterochromia, a result of the Vienna (v) gene. Most of the time brown is on the top. Blue can also come from the Chinchilla (cchd) gene and give a blue/brown speckled look (some call this mottled or marbled). The diluted (dd) gene can also give blue cast looking eye.
     

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