I was just wondering, for confirmation purposes mainly, but I do believe our little girl is partially deaf at least, she wont react to anything but really loud noises and she deadsleeps all the time. She also plays really loud, dooking and hissing a lot. Does this look like a case of waardenburg syndrome?
Yes! She has a lot of white splotches, and if you compare her eyes to a normal ferret’s, you’ll notice she’s probably a little “cross-eyed” or at least the orientation of her eyes is set a little differently. Waardenburg animals and people also have malformed palates in their mouths, so I think that’s why deafies look a little goofy in the face department.
Her behavior sounds exactly like a deafie. Deafies dook and hiss and squeal a lot more than hearing ferrets. It could be that she has some degree of hearing, but she’s definitely a Waardenburg.
Very cute, too. ;D