Cat Breeds with Risk for Congenital Deafness

Pure cat breeds carrying the white (W) coat pigment gene (Gebhard et al., 1979) and at risk for congenital deafness (no prevalence data available):


White Scottish Fold

European White

Foreign White

Norwegian Forest Cats



White Turkish Angora

White American Wirehair

White Cornish Rex

White American Shorthair

White Devon Rex

White British Shorthair

White Manx

White Exotic Shorthair

White Persian

White Oriental Shorthair

White Maine Coon