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White to White mating

Can you breed a blue eyed white to another blue eyed white ?????????   Would there be a higher risk of deaf kittens?  Has anyone done this mating and if so could you please share your experience.

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  • in uk i dont think you can! my first white girl developed a pyo at just 7 months, and have just got my new white breeding queen so ive not as yet looked into this but i think there would be high risk of deafness however some countries do allow white to whites, i will personly only breed my white girl to colour boy, your best to check with your countries breeding policy
  • THanks Shelly. I will follow this through with my governing body.
  • I have heard that you cant mate a white with another white, There is a breeder in NSW who has Whites you could always ask her. Crinklewood cattery .
    She would be able to help you ..
  • Thanks Debra, I think Crinklewood only have white females.



    Debra Pope said:
    I have heard that you cant mate a white with another white, There is a breeder in NSW who has Whites you could always ask her. Crinklewood cattery .
    She would be able to help you ..
  • No she also has a white male he is the father to my white devon. I can remember her saying that you shouldnt mate white to white because of the Deaf gene.. But give her a ring and she can tell you ..
    She has done a lot of research into it..
  • Thanks Debra
  • In our association, itisn't allowed to breed white with white, cause of the bigger change of deafness. We also must do a BAER test before we can breed with a white cat. I am a member of Mundikat (FIFe)
    I don't think it is wise to do.
  • I would not breed white to white. It most certainly increase the risk for deafness (no matter eye color).
  • Thank you Christine, I would have imagined any white to white cat with blue eyes would increase the risk of deafness.
  • Roy Robinson said that the only way to stop White cats producing deaf progeny was to stop breeding White cats!! Dont forget that there are two types of Blue eyed whites - the W gene and the Turner Blue gene which originates from the Siamese. There is less risk apparantly of a Turner Blue eyed white cat being deaf than a W Blue eyed white cat. This http://www.foreignwhite.nl/FWBerntropenglish.pdf is a very interesting site which explains the different Blue eyed white cats genetic make up very well.

    Mating Blue eyed white x Blue eyed white increases the risk of deaf cats because you are doubling up on the Waardenburg Syndrome whereby the uptake of melanocytes is stopped. White is not a colour, it is an absence of melanin.

    http://www.eurocatfancy.de/en1/nav/about-cats/healthy-cats/bear.asp Is an informative site.
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