Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?

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  1. aphex

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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    Just curious because i know green eyes is a recessive trait in humans, im guessing its dominant in cats?
     
  2. pyonir

    pyonir Lifer

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    my cats eyes are green.

    and her breath smells like cat food.
     
  3. BillGates

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    My pussy's eyes are blue.
     
  4. Amused

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    'Cause the green ones are the horniest, right?
     
  5. Electric Amish

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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.

    amish
     
  6. ATLien247

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

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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    Assmonger.... Not the answer i was lookin for :)
     
  8. LH

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    Depends on the breed. Heinz 57 varity cats will likely have green eyes most of the time.
     
  9. gtsukada

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

    InfectedMushroom Golden Member

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

    ZaneNBK Golden Member

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    A better question is:

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

    Hmm... :p
     
  13. notfred

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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.
     
  14. thebestMAX

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    I have (killer) Green Eyes! Thats what the ladies say.

    Hint: Try reflected light.
     
  15. boi

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    Somebody doesn't get out much.:p
     
  16. NikPreviousAcct

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

    nik
     
  17. Electric Amish

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    Why do you say that?

    amish
     
  18. notfred

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    normally she looks like this, even in pictures.
     
  19. theNEOone

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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.
     
  20. olds

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    Why do 95% of cats have green eyes?
    Easier to target at night.