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Originally posted by Kacen
And its not just the eye thats weird, whats that protruding rim around the circumfrence of its head...?
Originally posted by gothica91
that cat is so fake
1. the longated mouth. ya thats fake
2. the head is roundish not cat like
3. no triangular nose
4. no cat ears
breed specs for several breeds
PEKE-FACE RED TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted): ....
This bone structure results in a very round head with a strong chin.
Some American lines of Burmese cats are genetically prone to head abnormalities due to breeding for a domed skull. European Burmese are more oriental in shape and apparently free of this defect.
The most minor forms of the defect were overlooked as "merely cosmetic" by breeders as the cats generally had superior conformation (wide spaced large eyes, short broad muzzle, concave profile, large boning) and were successful on the showbench. Show success made these desirable breeding animals and caused the spread of the defective gene. The "cosmetic" effects were actually indicators of the more serious defects that would show up when carriers were bred to each other. About 90% of cats with only 1 copy of the mutant gene had a "dot" (longitudinal depression) on their nose that was evident from birth.
It was in relation to the "it's jsut a deformity" comment.
Originally posted by frayed1
Your 'three eyes' looks more like a severe form of cleft palate....did you find any description/explanation where you found the photo?
In my earlier post, I had a photo of a kid ( baby goat) with the same condition as the first kitten. According to the article that accompanied the kid photo, the condition is not so uncommon among grazing animals. The toxins in some weeds, if ingested during certain critical stages of the fetal development will result in this birth defect.
Cat feces have a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii that carries a disease called Toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis causes:
+ Sight loss infections
+ Cerebral palsy
+ Learning disabilities
+ Mental retardation
+ Hydrocephalus (increase of fluid in the brain
+ Stillbirth (when child is born dead)
+ Enlarged liver and spleen
+ Jaundice (liver problems that cause eyes, and skin to turn yellow and urine to turn brown)
As of right now, only 15% of women are immune.
Congenital toxoplasmosis is estimated to occur in 0.01-0.1% of babies in the United States. There is a wide spectrum of severity in these babies. Thankfully, over half of them are completely asymptomatic. Another third have only a mild form of the disease. About 10% have the severe form of congenital toxoplasmosis which can include blindness, mental retardation, or even death.