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Old 08-22-2002, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?

Just curious because i know green eyes is a recessive trait in humans, im guessing its dominant in cats?
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Old 08-22-2002, 12:30 PM   #2
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my cats eyes are green.

and her breath smells like cat food.
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Old 08-22-2002, 12:30 PM   #3
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My pussy's eyes are blue.
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'Cause the green ones are the horniest, right?
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Old 08-22-2002, 12:36 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 08-22-2002, 12:39 PM   #6
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Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?
Ummm... because 5% of cats have different colored eyes?
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Old 08-22-2002, 12:40 PM   #7
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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
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Old 08-22-2002, 12:43 PM   #8
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Depends on the breed. Heinz 57 varity cats will likely have green eyes most of the time.
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Old 08-22-2002, 01:35 PM   #9
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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
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Old 08-22-2002, 01:47 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 08-22-2002, 05:42 PM   #12
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A better question is:

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

Hmm...
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Old 08-22-2002, 05:46 PM   #13
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That pictures not edited. I don't know why her eyes look like that, they're normally yellow/green.
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Old 08-22-2002, 05:51 PM   #14
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I have (killer) Green Eyes! Thats what the ladies say.

Hint: Try reflected light.
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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.

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My Cat

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.

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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.

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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.

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normally she looks like this, even in pictures.
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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.
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Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?
Easier to target at night.
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