Odd Eyed?

One of my 7 week old kittens has one blue eye and one green eye. Since she's so young and her sister's eyes are both still baby-blue, does this mean her baby-blue eyes are just changing color one at a time, or is she actually going to grow up as a (beautiful) odd-eyed cat?

Asked by Member 595407 on Nov 2nd 2008 in Other Kittens
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All of mine have still been in the process of changing eye color when I brought them home at 8 weeks so it's likely that hers are not done changing. But I have never seen both eyes change separately on the same kitten. You probably won't know for sure for a few more weeks, but it does sound like she has a good chance of having two different eye colors. How pretty that will be. They are both such beautiful babies!

Kira answered on 11/3/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Usually the colour of the eyes changes when they are kittens but the chance is that since she has two different coloured eyes even if they change they will most likely be two different colours.

Zara answered on 11/3/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Wow, I'm still learning about cat genetics, and I don't have an answer. But I suspect that if her sister's eyes are both blue, your odd-eyed cat is going to stay odd-eyed as an adult. I've never heard of cats' eyes changing color one at a time. Also, seven weeks is about the time that they start showing their permanent eye color (the cats I've adopted who were two months old already had their adult eye color), so I would assume you are going to have an odd-eyed cat. Personally, I'm fascinated by odd-eyed cats; they are prized in the cat show world, and in Japan, where I live, they are considered lucky. I can't guarantee what her permanent eye color will be, but if she's odd-eyed, she's going to be an extra-special, lucky, beautiful cat. Enjoy!

Lola answered on 11/4/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Two-colored eye cats is more of a mutation than beauty. It depends on your cats color if its a white persian or a calico it is more than likely deaf seeing as how cats who are one colored and have two different colored eyes are a sign of mutation. Check your local vet for some ear check-ups to make sure her hearing is ok.

Member 974339 answered on 3/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer