We have added to our little farm family with two supercute kittens. I was looking forever for white ones and they're hard to come by, but I happened to be looking on CL the other day and saw them in a photo that a rescue put up. I called right away and emailed my application. We don't have names decided on yet. They are brother and sister and the male is deaf. The female has green eyes that are starting to turn a gold color in the center, so we're thinking her eyes are going to be a solid gold color. The male has blue eyes and we were told that white males with blue eyes are usually deaf. The vet confirmed that he was deaf.... Either way, I'm going to look into it more because it's interesting to me on a scientific level! They were part of a large litter out of a stray gray tabby cat. All of ther other kittens were either gray or black and these two popped out all white. The rescue said it was their first time ever having all white cats, period. I will tell you that white kittens are kind of like white cars - they get dirty a lot easier. I'm not used to kittens this small and I've never had one in the house this little! Our schnauzer was a bit surprised, but he's been good so far. We just need to keep him in line and closely supervise them. Another interesting thing - you know how deaf humans usually have speech issues? (I'm partially deaf in my left ear and spent lots of my childhood not being able to hear in either and then having to go to speech therapy)....Either way, the kitten that is deaf still has a "normal" sounding meow.... but I suppose that's all they're programmed to do, no? He meows more than the other - and he ALWAYS meows in the litter box when he's going to the bathroom. And here they are hanging out in said litter box. Why is it so fun to do that?? If anyone has any kitten tips or tricks, please let me know!