Domestic Cat with Sectoral Heterochromatism (Felis catus)-
This lovely stray feline is exhibiting sectoral heterochromatism (or dichromatic eyes). The genes responsible for melanin production are the cause of this beautiful effect. It is most often seen in white or tuxedo-colored cats. This individual also exhibits deafness; white cats have a higher risk of genetic cochlear degeneration.
Back yard habitat in NW Georgia, US
The domestic cat is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship, and their ability to hunt vermin and household pests.
Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small.. more