Heterochromia is a condition that manifests itself through different colors of body parts. It is most common in the eyes, but it can also appear on skin or hair. It can be genetic or a consequence of an illness or an injury. It's not uncommon for humans to have it, even though it's mostly found in dogs as well as cats. Check out these stunning photos and enjoy the gallery that celebrates the beauty of being different.
A Wonderful Kitten
A deficiency of melanin causes heterochromia. One can inherit it, or it can be a result of various injuries of an iris or illnesses.
If You Had Doubts About the Beauty of Heterochromia
This image should re-assure you. This mixture of one blue and another hazel eye is the most common.
Heterochromia in Dogs
Who could resist this wonderful and touching gaze?
Two Pairs of Beautifully Different Eyes
Her name is Melanie Doust, and she's a model who has heterochromia. The dog with the same condition adds to her stunning look.
It Doesn't Affect the Eyesight
Even though it may look like people (or animals) who have heterochromia have troubles with their eyesight, this is not the case.
Piercing Blue and Piercing Red
There are breeds of dogs that are more prone to heterochromia than other.
She Even Matches Her Make-Up to Her Eyes
It adds an even more magical element to her look.
There Are Different Types of Heterochromia
These two both have complete heterochromia which manifests in two eyes of different colors.
This Is an Example of Sectoral Heterochromia
A part of an eye is different than the rest. In the case of this adorable cat, one part is blue and the other brown-green.
The Treatment of People with Heterochromia Was Harsh in the Past
People thought they were witches or sorcerers. Fortunately, we learned a few things since then.
Cats with Heterochromia Are Usually White
Cat breeds in which heterochromia is most common are Khao Manee, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van.