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aphex
08-22-2002, 12:19 PM
Just curious because i know green eyes is a recessive trait in humans, im guessing its dominant in cats?

pyonir
08-22-2002, 12:30 PM
my cats eyes are green.

and her breath smells like cat food.

BillGates
08-22-2002, 12:30 PM
My pussy's eyes are blue.

Amused
08-22-2002, 12:31 PM
'Cause the green ones are the horniest, right?

Electric Amish
08-22-2002, 12:36 PM
I have 9 cats and I don't think any are green.

I know that 2 are blue and 2 are orange...can't recall the other 5, tho.

amish

ATLien247
08-22-2002, 12:39 PM
Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?

Ummm... because 5% of cats have different colored eyes?

aphex
08-22-2002, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by: ATLien247

Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?

Ummm... because 5% of cats have different colored eyes?

Assmonger.... Not the answer i was lookin for :)

LH
08-22-2002, 12:43 PM
Depends on the breed. Heinz 57 varity cats will likely have green eyes most of the time.

gtsukada
08-22-2002, 01:35 PM
My Cat :) (http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0NAAAAHYSiNZzQ200dgaa8v1u6N7O0iLtSZx8AMg8!jBuEAn1I CAJH4qPx7fatJzoNb0gLAJLQkn1zO6ysNZZWA/4.JPG)

MaxDSP
08-22-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by: ATLien247

Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?

Ummm... because 5% of cats have different colored eyes?

LOL...I was gonna post the exact same thing :D

InfectedMushroom
08-22-2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by: Electric Amish
I have 9 cats and I don't think any are green.

I know that 2 are blue and 2 are orange...can't recall the other 5, tho.

amish

wtf? are you some old lady living with too many cats around?

ZaneNBK
08-22-2002, 05:42 PM
A better question is:

Are people with green eyes really CAT PEOPLE????

Hmm... :P

notfred
08-22-2002, 05:46 PM
My Cat (http://notfred.homeip.net/showfile.cgi?user=notfred&category=other&file=cat1.jpg)

That pictures not edited. I don't know why her eyes look like that, they're normally yellow/green.

thebestMAX
08-22-2002, 05:51 PM
I have (killer) Green Eyes! Thats what the ladies say.

Hint: Try reflected light.

boi
08-22-2002, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by: Electric Amish
I have 9 cats and I don't think any are green.

I know that 2 are blue and 2 are orange...can't recall the other 5, tho.

amish

Somebody doesn't get out much.:P

NikPreviousAcct
08-22-2002, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by: notfred
My Cat (http://notfred.homeip.net/showfile.cgi?user=notfred&category=other&file=cat1.jpg)

That pictures not edited. I don't know why her eyes look like that, they're normally yellow/green.

The camara is seeing a reflection off the back of the retina that the naked eye doesn't see.

nik

Electric Amish
08-22-2002, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by: boi

Originally posted by: Electric Amish
I have 9 cats and I don't think any are green.

I know that 2 are blue and 2 are orange...can't recall the other 5, tho.

amish

Somebody doesn't get out much.:P

Why do you say that?

amish

notfred
08-22-2002, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by: ffmcobalt

Originally posted by: notfred
My Cat (http://notfred.homeip.net/showfile.cgi?user=notfred&category=other&file=cat1.jpg)

That pictures not edited. I don't know why her eyes look like that, they're normally yellow/green.

The camara is seeing a reflection off the back of the retina that the naked eye doesn't see.

nik

normally she looks like this (http://notfred.homeip.net/showfile.cgi?user=notfred&category=other&file=catagain.jpg), even in pictures.

theNEOone
08-22-2002, 06:14 PM
Lots of possibilities really. For example, genetic drift may have operated on a population of cats thousands of years ago, bottlenecking a small sample, all of which happened to have green eyes. Subsequent 'mutations' may have brought about other eye colors. Another consideration deals with the possibility that a gene closely linked to the green-eyed trait confers some sort of advantage to cats that carry that particular trait. Dominance and ressiveness really doesn't dictate the prevalence of a particular trait. A dominant trait can be wiped out of a population simply by random fluctuation in allele frequency. It can also be replaced (in frequency) by a recessive trait that is somehow advantageous. I remember hearing some pretty striking examples of some recessive traits that have surpisingly high frequencies in populations, but none come to mind.

Edit: Here's one: dwarfism is a dominant trait.

oldsmoboat
08-22-2002, 06:39 PM
Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?
Easier to target at night.