White cats owe their coat color to a genetic mutation that suppresses pigmentation. They may still have color in their eyes and sometimes their ears, but their fur appears entirely white
Due to the same genetic mutation that causes their white coat, many white cats are born deaf. This condition is more prevalent in cats with blue eyes.
White cats have been historically associated with superstitions and folklore. In some cultures, they are considered lucky, while in others, they are believed to bring bad luck.
White cats with blue eyes have a higher likelihood of being born deaf. However, they often possess a unique trait called "odd-eyed" or heterochromia, where one eye is blue, and the other can be green, gold, or even different colors.
White cats with pink skin are more susceptible to sunburn, especially on their ears and nose. It's essential to protect them from extended exposure to the sun.
Many cat breeds can have white coat variations, including the Persian, Siamese, Turkish Van, and Scottish Fold, among others.
Despite their pristine appearance, white cats may struggle with camouflage outdoors. This can make them more exposed to predators in the wild.
Some people with cat allergies may find that white cats cause fewer reactions. While no cat is entirely hypoallergenic, the lack of color in a white cat's coat can reduce the presence of certain allergens.
White cats have appeared in various popular culture references, such as the character Luna from the anime and manga series "Sailor Moon."
Like any cat, a white cat's personality is determined by genetics and upbringing rather than coat color. They can be friendly, aloof, playful, or any combination of typical feline behaviors.