If you are as addicted to looking at cats online as we are, you’ve likely seen cats with heterochromia iridum. This occurs when the iris (colored part) of one eye is a different color than the other eye. It can affect humans and canines as well as felines. This is commonly seen in cats with one blue eye and one gold eye, like with our friends Madden and Moon. And with cats’ eyes already being gorgeously mesmerizing, these dual colored peepers are quite a sight to see. But then you are introduced to Odd Eyed Olive.
It was in June 2017, that the alabaster cat cat named Olive was introduced on Instagram under the name Odd Eyed Olive.
However, as you can see, Olive’s eyes aren’t just each a different color. Both eyes have two colors! This form of the heterochromia is called sectoral heterochromia. It rarely occurs when portions of the iris WITHIN THE SAME EYE differ in color! And what a sight to see.
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Fun Fact: There is a third form of the genetic abnormality called central heterochromia. In these stunning eyes, there is a ring around the pupil or possibly spikes of different colors radiating from the pupil.
Since then, Odd Eyed Olive and her family have been treating the world to her beauty.
Last but certainly not least, is Charlie, the solo boy of the home. He also happens to be under Olive’s captivating gaze because he was quickly claimed “her man”.
So there you have it, you now know of the stunning unique beauty of Odd Eyed Olive.
That’s exactly what her humans want the world to see when they stare into her hypnotizing eyes.
For those of you wondering of another genetic condition usually found in white cats, Olive has no problems with her hearing.
You see, many pure white cats have hearing loss, but not this special soul. And with the family using her uniqueness to spread the message of individuality and celebrating our differences, they’re a whole clowder of pawsitive vibes!
Be sure to follow them on Instagram for doubled-up dose of awe and ameowzament that is Odd Eyed Olive!
REMEMBER: SPAY/NEUTER, FOSTER, VOLUNTEER, TNR & AS ALWAYS, ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!