Is this a sought-out trait in some breeds?
lol no, i figured it would be easier to ask on here and let someone else do the work for me :winkMore seriously. I think breeders try to breed away from the crossed eyes. I don't know where they came from to start. Have you checked Wikipaedia. I'm going to. I'll be back here as an expert in a minute
I've got a blue eyed Raggie without crossed eyes.My ragdoll Truman is a blue colorpoint, and his eyes are slightly crossed.
Ragdolls however, have no Siamese in them (going by everything that I have read that is). The breed was created by breeding Persians with Birmans.
I think crossed eyes are adorable, does it effect their vision though? Is a kink usually in a certain spot on the tail? I feel like Banjo's has a little kink on the tipthis thread is adorable
although i will say that many registries do not see kinked tails or crossed eyes as a fault ... i have a queen with slightly crossed eyes and a slight kink in her tail (can be felt but is not visible to the eye) of the 15 kittens she has birthed one has had crossed eyes
Yes it does affect their vision. Crossed eyed cats have problem perceiving "depth", e.g., when they jump from one spot to another, they may fall because they mis-estimated the distance. They have trouble seeing things close to them, and they lose a lot of peripheral vision. So it's actually a minor disability.I think crossed eyes are adorable, does it effect their vision though?
This is exactly how Truman's (Raggie) eyes seem. Sometimes they seem to cross, but others they don't. They tend to cross when he's being a lazy clown, when he's doing his flop and what not. But when he's focused and alert they don't appear crossed at all.Cinderella's (Birman) eyes were sometimes slightly crossed. It didn't really seem like they always were, if that's possible.