Apart from being a symbol of purity and majesty, the white coat colour is all the more renowned for the fact that it is very often accompanied by blue or heterochromia eyes (two different coloured eyes), which are also very much appreciated by cat lovers.
Did you know that there are two types of cats that are described as white? Those that are completely white, and those that have a few spots of colour on their coat. And did you also know that a hair without melanin, (without colour pigments), is called white. Therefore, white isn’t actually a colouring, but rather an absence of colouring. Ah! Interesting!
Want to find out more interesting facts about white cats? Yes? Then check out these 8 fascinating facts about these gorgeous and pure felines. And who knows, you might be surprised?!
How rare is a white cat?
A cat which is completely white is quite rare. They represent 5 percent of the general cat population. The reason why they are rare is because an all white cat is a feline that lacks melanin, a pigment that we humans and animals have which is responsible for giving the colour of hair and skin.
What kind of breed is a white cat?
Although white cat breeds are very popular among cat lovers, there are not so many that are completely white. Indeed, many of them have individuals of other colours, but these are rarer and less sought after. Here is a list of cat breeds with a white coat:
- The Balinese
- The Burmilla
- The Chinchilla Persian
- The Cornish Rex
- The Khao Manee
- The Persan
- The Ragdoll
- The Siberian
- The Turkish Angora
- The Turkish Van
What is the personality of a white cat?
Cats with a white coat are usually rather calm and gentle. They make ideal companions for those who like peace and quiet. In the presence of children, these little clouds on four legs are great and patient.