9 Fun Facts About White Cats


White cats often carry a specific gene called the "dominant white" gene, which masks other coat colors and patterns.

Genetic Trait


Many white cats have striking blue eyes, which can be attributed to the presence of the dominant white gene.

Blue Eyes


Due to the genetics associated with the dominant white gene, some white cats may be born deaf, primarily those with blue eyes.



White cats are generally more susceptible to sunburn and skin damage due to the lack of pigmentation in their fur.

Coat Sun Sensitivity


White coat color can occur in various cat breeds, including the Persian, Siamese, Ragdoll, and Maine Coon, among others.

Genetic Diversity


White cats are often mistaken for albino cats, but they are not the same. Albino cats have a complete lack of pigmentation, resulting in pink eyes, nose, and skin.

Not Albino


White cats may require more frequent grooming to keep their coat clean and free from stains, especially around the face and paws.

Frequent Grooming


In some cultures, white cats are considered symbols of good luck and prosperity.

Good Luck Symbol


Some white cats have a double coat, with a soft undercoat and longer guard hairs, providing insulation and protection.

Double Coat

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