Given the importance we affix to looking someone (or something) else in the eyes, it's no wonder that heterochromic creatures, or creatures with two different eye colors, are so striking. Though heterochromia is fairly rare in humans, its occurrence is far higher among animals, especially cats. Take a look!

Heterochromia is a genetic trait that, depending on the creature it happens in, can be due to inbreeding, genetic inheritance or mutation. In some breeds of cats, like the Turkish Angora, heterochromia is a desirable trait that breeders try to maintain.

One cat in this list – Venus – is heterochromic due to chimerism, a different genetic trait that causes her body to express different pigmentation genes for each half of her body.

#1

Cat

Ruby T Report

CyndieBeard
Community Member
5 years ago

Those eyes are amazing!

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#2

Cat

Venus Two Face Cat Report

EmmaTanglevine
Community Member
5 years ago

this cat is awesome! love the black tortoise shell coloring...

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#3

Arctix Fox

Cloudtail Report

Fran
Community Member
5 years ago

An Arctic Fox. Gorgeous!

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#4

People Always Tell Me My Cat Has The Most Beautiful Eyes

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CinScott
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, I've never seen heterochromia is each eye like this on a cat! She looks like she has the cosmos in her eyes.

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#5

Arctic Fox

Sean Gordon Report

emilykloos
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome

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#6

Cat

Kurt Rimkus Report

CindyGlocknerMcGarity
Community Member
5 years ago

Wish we could have eyes like this

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#7

Cat

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NitaBogdanIon
Community Member
5 years ago

:)))

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#8

Cat With Heterochromia

Jay Garcia Report

CindyGlocknerMcGarity
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful

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#9

Dog

imgur.com Report

CathrynSwallia
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful!

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#10

Arctix Fox

Will Brown Report

KevinAndrewSinclair
Community Member
5 years ago

cute thing

#11

Owl

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NikitaJagora
Community Member
5 years ago

0_o

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#12

Dog

Josephiney Photography Report

MarijkevanLeeuwen
Community Member
5 years ago

awwwww

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#13

Cat With Heterochromia

Aisyah Duggie Report

ClaudiaTournier
Community Member
5 years ago

bellisimos,quiero una mascota sarca

#14

Sunny

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VikiBanaszak
Community Member
5 years ago

That looks crazy!

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#15

Dog With Heterochromia

Ben Heine Report

M.CarolineSwett
Community Member
5 years ago

He looks super pumped about having his picture taken!

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#16

Border Collie

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Beater Medina
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful B&W effect

#17

Cat

Corona Laccase Report

ChrystalSager
Community Member
5 years ago

Such a handsome Cornish Rex! ❤️

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#18

Dog

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Cynthia Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

epic eye roll lol love the eyes

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#19

My Lovely Snowhite Cat!

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Noor
Community Member
5 years ago

This is one evil soab... WOW!

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#20

Jasmine

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#21

Dog With Heterochromia

Tricia Report

ViviRingel
Community Member
5 years ago

Creepy!

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#22

Casper

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IlonaDazanashvili
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG HE IS SO PRETTY

#23

Raider The Husky

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JazrinePickett
Community Member
5 years ago

He's so sly...

#24

Rat

worldofrats.com Report

KellieFlores
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful. Rats are overlooked. They make great pets.

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#25

Different Eye Color

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Albert Guzicki
Community Member
3 years ago

What. Me worry?

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#26

Pitbull Husky Baby

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Community Member
5 years ago

He's been hit by a reckless driver. I didn't even get to see him for 2 days before he left. Miss him loads

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#27

Arabella Cat

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MarkFlower
Community Member
5 years ago

Cute kitty

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#28

Stella

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AnnCianfrocco
Community Member
5 years ago

Ghgggghh

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#29

Nova!

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#30

Jezebel From @delilah_jezebel

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#31

Fluffy Ball

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SharonHahn
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful!!!

#32

Dáður Maine Coon

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Community Member
5 years ago

I love him, he is my cat.

#33

***

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#34

A Homeless Cat - London

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#35

Pandora

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#36

Belle

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VixieVie
Community Member
5 years ago

Who is the beautiest one in the world? Me!

#37

Panda The Finnish Lapphund

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#38

Abbie: Lab Mix. Rip Sweet Girl!

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Community Member
5 years ago

Learned something new today: Heterochromia is a genetic trait that

#39

Noë - 1 Of Our 3 Odd-eyed Beauties

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LaniShepard
Community Member
4 years ago

I am noticing that the majority of animals with different colored eyes are white cats. Are they bread that way?

#40

Moya - 1 Of Our 3 Odd-eyed Beauties

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#41

My Cat Tilly

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#42

Pepper - Australian Shepherd

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#43

Dog From Canada, Taken On My Vacation.

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guess
Community Member
5 years ago

You cover up one eye, he looks like a demon dog. Cover up the other one and he's just a handsome pup

#44

Archer

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MartaRządkowska
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful!

#45

Our Little Mischief

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#46

Loki

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#47

L Dit Groschat

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#48

Nana Husky/german Shepherd Mix :)

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#49

Bruce

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#50

Macaque

Lou Lu Report

#51

And The Winner Is... Sepia!

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#52

Shelby

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#53

Peaches The Siberian Husky.

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#54

Gimli The Shetandpony Has One Blue Eye And One Brown Eye.

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#55

Electric Ice - Border Collie

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#56

Misko The Cat

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#57

Charlotte

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#58

Lucy - Half Husky, Half Collie :)

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KaijaWesner
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful dog. Makes me think of a wizard

#59

Grumpy

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#61

Kayla - Australian Shepherd

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#62

Shadow & Her Pup

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#63

My English Setter, Luna

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Fatma Shakh
Community Member
3 years ago

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#64

Angel :)

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#65

Stella "noodle Tootsie"- Photo M.cowley

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AdamHamler
Community Member
5 years ago

Noodle Tootsie

#66

Juneau

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#67

Bowie In Relax Time :)

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#68

Blue Eye Boston Terrier Puppy

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#69

My Cat Snow White

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#70

Lilly The Beagle

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#71

Saphira

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#72

Dog

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#73

Mystery Cat

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#75

Tater Tot The Bambino Sphynx

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Ronda-WayneBlubaugh
Community Member
5 years ago

Tater has the most beautiful eyes ever!!!

#77

Noel

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#78

Kylie

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VixieVie
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, blue eye has no tapeta lucidum! Blue eye cannot see in low light conditions...

#79

Kara

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#80

Monsoon The Borneo Rescue Dog

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#81

Simon

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#82

Great Pyrenees

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#83

Delila!

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#84

Toby. Australian Shepherd/lab/somethin-somethin.

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#85

Yahtzee Cornelius