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From: "Danee DeVore"
Date: 2009-09-08 18:46:43 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Odd eye colors
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In case anyone is having trouble understanding what I mean by bright and
light blue and green eyes, here is a link to a picture. I have permission
from the photographer to share this. I did not see this ferret, but I am
told that this is what the ferret's eye looks like in normal light. It is
easy to tell where the pupil is, and that the eye is a blue/green color.

I posted this question on several lists where I know that there are members
who live in Europe. I have gotten a number of private replies. Some
examples that have been given of ferrets with odd colored eyes are ferrets
that also have unusual white markings (blazes, pandas, and mutts) which are
frequently associated with neural crest disorders. As a result, it is hard
to know if any health problems were associated with the eye color, the white
markings, or both.

What would be good is to hear about examples of ferrets with standard color
patterns, like a standard sable with an odd eye color. Again, I don't know
that the odd eye color is associated with any health problems - I am just
wondering (and trying to find out) if it is. Also, when the color is
lighter, does that make the health problems more likely?

Danee DeVore

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