Heterochromia in Animals

Heterochromia is a color difference in the color of the iris of the eye. Heterochromia is characteristic not only of people but also of our smaller brothers. Usually, one eye is always blue. The most striking example of heterochromia in animals is the husky dog.

  • In animals, heterochromia is more common than in humans.
  • It usually results in blue coloration in one eye.
  • Blue eyes can be found in cats, especially in breeds such as the Turkish Van and Turkish Angora.
  • These cats are called discordant cats. These cats are white or predominantly white in color, with one normal eye (copper, orange, yellow, green) and one blue eye.
  • Among dogs, heterochromia is common in the Siberian Husky breed.
  • Complete heterochromia is most common in piebald horses.
  • It is also found among cows and Asian buffaloes.
  • Sector heterochromia is common in Australian Shepherd and Border Collie dogs.
  • Many are repelled by such a difference in eye color.
  • Many, on the contrary, are attracted by 🙂
  • In any case, this is quite unusual and draws attention to itself. If it’s not photoshop, of course. 🙂
Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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