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Er.. hello!

Heh. Figured this is the best place to start, right? I'm Nay, I live in the Smokeys of East Tennessee, up in the woods with my husband, my 7 year old (on Saturday) daughter, my brother (the nanny >.>) and our 3 kittys. I was looking for information about the 2 kittens we took in about a month and a half ago and came across this site, thought I might get involved. Definitely a cat person <.<.

Maybe someone could point me in the right direction while I'm here? A woman who lives near by gave me 2 kittens.. they're 4 months old now, both solid white with blue eyes that glow red in any light. And only have half a tail... both of them look and are built exactly the same, so I believe they're paternal twins. I know the mother is a calico but I have no idea who the father was. There are no manx cats running loose that I or the former owners know of, but I can't think of any other reason for them being born with half tails. I was looking for information on albino cats, and deafness in blue eyed albinos. I found a little bit, but the biggest question is.. would they be born deaf or would it come over time?

There was a 3rd kitten, black with a white spot on its chest and one between its back legs, full tail and yellow eyes. Sadly he was hit by a car, that's the reason I got the twins. The owner lives on a busy road and the police are always flying up and down without looking. I live deeper in the woods. We didn't want to keep them at first.. we had lost my oldest cat, Gizmo, not a week before to a cop car (she liked to roam, would leave for days at a time) and when they came along we where going to take them to the pound... they grew on us. I do worry though, they seem to get cold really easy, and need constant attention.. someone has to be holding them at all times. In fact one is on the back of my computer chair right now. It might be because they're so young, but I don't know enough about albinos to be sure that's not the real reason.

If anyone has had any experience with albions, blue eyes and deafness or half tails.. I could use the help. Seems I hit the genetic jackpot on this one.
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Welcome to TCS!

I know you'll get lots of help and support here.
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
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Hi Nay,
Welcome to our community of caring people who love cats.
As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, click on my username, send a Private Message, I will do what I can to help. Please make yourself at home.
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I'm certainly no expert but blue eyed white cats do not necessarily mean albino I don't believe. There are others on this site that have much more information about that than I do. I'm going to move this to the breeder's forum as they are usually the ones that would know that information. Since this is the Health and Nutrition forum I'm not sure how often they visit.

Welcome and I hope you get an answer very soon.
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A true albino cat would be white with red eyes - not blue. There are many breeds that have white cats (eye color is gold eyed white, blue eyed white or odd eye white (one of each color)).

So you have blue eyed white kittens. As far as the tail, it doesn't have to be a Manx in there. Sometimes kittens are just born with a shorter tail. Its a mutation of sorts. Since the mother is calico, the father has to be all white to get all white kittens. The other kittens could have a different father.

Blue eyed whites do have a higher chance of being deaf (and it would be from birth). You can test the hearing. Maybe one will be deaf and the other won't.

If you can, post pictures - they sound cute.
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