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post #1 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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My dad said they could be blind?

Okay so my dad said that if a horse has a blue and and there face isnt white around the eye and they are just a solid color horse.. so say a QH and it has one blue eye that there is a chance that it is blind in that eye.. is that true?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 12:21 PM
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Blue eyed horses (like blue eyed dogs) are more PRONE to blindness. Doesn't mean they WILL go blind.

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I don't think so at all.

All horses run risk of going blind, some higher than others depending on some factors but I doubt the blue eye without white around it is a reason.

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Never heard this and I don't think it's accurate. It's true though that some blind animals will have blue eyes but they will not be normal looking eyes. They will be totally clouded over and blue without a pupil.

Blue eyed cats though are prone to deafness.
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I've heard this before but don't think its true at all
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DancingArabian - blue eyed cats without colour on their ears may be deaf, but that isn't always the case. Foreign Whites are completely white, with blue eyes, and no more deaf than other cats.

OP - Your dad is wrong. Blue eyes are caused by one of the white genes, either frame or splash. That is all that they are indicating.

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DancingArabian - blue eyed cats without colour on their ears may be deaf, but that isn't always the case. Foreign Whites are completely white, with blue eyes, and no more deaf than other cats.

OP - Your dad is wrong. Blue eyes are caused by one of the white genes, either frame or splash. That is all that they are indicating.
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