In the human world, blue eyes are very rare, there’s only 8% of people have these blue crystals as their eye color. It is similar in the world of cats. Blue-eyed cats are relatively rare. Only two sets of genes can produce cat blue eyes: one restricts the color to a specific body area, and the other involves hiding the color.
(This cat called Coby has super big watery eyes and super beautiful blue eyes! I’ll let you know what is the breed of this blue-eyed white cat in the end!)
Let me share 6 blue-eyed cat breeds!
Probably the most famous blue-eyed cat breed, with a dark face, big ears, and a light chocolate-colored fur, in sharp contrast with the ice-blue eyes. The Siamese cat looks very elegant, with long beautiful legs and tail, it looks like a nobleman while they are walking slowly!
Balinese cats are the thick fur version of Siamese cats. The biggest difference lies in their thicker fur, just like the texture of silk. They both have blue eyes, but their thick fur adds a sense of cuteness. They are also a popular blue-eyed cat breed.
Siamese cat’s coat color, combined with the long hair of the Persian cat – that becomes a Himalayan cat, with their signature soft and long hair.
There are unique color contrasts on the head, ears, legs, and tail. The colors of Himalayan cats are more diversified. From traditional chocolate, cloves, flame, cream to the rarest leopard pattern, they can form a unique match with the cat’s blue eyes.
The Berman cats have soft silky fur, longer and thicker on the neck and tail. It looks like white “gloves” on all feet. They are usually very quiet, making soft “chirps”. Blue eyes set off their diverse fur colors, including lilac, chocolate, red, and cream.
Osya Slys Cat
The super rare blue-eyed cat breed has no specific color or fur stripes, so it is possible to have black fur with cat blue eyes (that is, the combination of blue-eyed black cats). It can be any color combined with blue eyes!
In 1992, there were only ten of this breed! Super rare! Its Spanish name Ojos Azules, which means “blue eyes”, is also the only visible main trait and gene of this breed.
When and how is first Osya Slys cat appear? It is said to be in the mid-1980s. In New Mexico, blue-eyed female cat mates with another male cat of a different breed and gave birth to a blue-eyed kitten. Like the cool blue-eyed black cat? This variety is suitable for you.
The blue-eyed cat breed bred from the cross of Siamese, Balinese, and key-color shorthair cats-Java cats, with a slender body, looks like the fur of a medium-length coat. They look like a “cold beauty” cat with blue eyes. But don’t be fooled by their appearance, the Java cat is very enthusiastic and approachable. When they have something to express, they will make a sound to let you know! They are usually all-white when they are born, and when they grow up, the fur in some body parts will become darker.
Coby, the breed of the blue-eyed white cat breed
The answer is British shorthair. Because the eyes of British shorthair cats can develop into many colors, blue eyes are not their main characteristics, and they are not included in the blue-eyed cat breeds. It’s rare for British Shorthair cats to have blue eyes.
Photo: by Flickr Cindy See