Last Updated on March 29, 2022 by Pets Feed
All kittens are born with blue eyes. They can remain so for life, but most often the color begins to change as the animal grows older, as melanin is produced. petsfeed.co decided to figure out what this is connected with, and prepared a list of 8 cats with blue eyes.
There are not many breeds in which eye color does not change with age. This is due solely to their genetics and physics. These cats do not have a colored iris, so when light reflects off the surface of the eye, it looks blue. The larger the angle of refraction, the more saturated the color will be.
Genes that block the process of dyeing wool, including lead to the appearance of blue eyes. As you have seen, for example, Siamese cats have a light body and darker limbs. They always have blue eyes. This is the case with all point colors. Cats with the dominant white gene may not always, but quite often, also have blue eyes. But unfortunately, such animals are more prone to deafness.
We have prepared a list of 8 cat breeds with blue eyes. Some of them, in principle, cannot have a different color, while for others it is just one of many options.
The Balinese is a modern point breed that will always have deep blue or even blue eyes. The long coat of these stunning felines is the result of a random mutation in purebred Siamese cats. But the Balinese not only have a beautiful face. They are famous for their intelligence, curiosity, playfulness and love for their master. These cats make excellent pets.
Although there are no 100% hypoallergenic cat breeds, the Bali does not cause allergies like some long-haired breeds, as they have no undercoat and they hardly shed. But keep in mind that these cats cannot be left alone for long. They love company. If you do not give them long attention, be sure that the Balinese will definitely let you know about it.
- Weight: 3-5 kg
- Length: 40-50 cm
- Description: Slender body with long tail and pointed ears. The long and silky coat is white and cream in color, which fades into a dark shade on the muzzle, ears, tail and paws.
The Birman is another interesting point breed with blue eyes. This long-haired cat comes in six different colors, but they always wear white “mittens” on their paws. The exact history of the breed is unknown, but it is believed that they appeared as a result of crossing cats brought from Burma with Siamese cats.
No wonder Burmese are very popular. They are sweet, playful and very affectionate. Although these cats love to meow, they do it much quieter than their Balinese or Siamese relatives.
- Weight: 5-6 kg
- Length: 40-45 cm
- Description: Medium or large cat of strong build with long silky hair and points.
Himalayans appeared as a result of crossing Siamese and Persian cats. Not all felinological organizations recognize it as a separate breed. Sometimes these cats are referred to as Persian. Their eyes are always bright blue, and their coat can be of different shades, but always very long and thick.
Himalayan cats are incredibly affectionate and playful. However, they may resent you if they are not given enough attention and care. This breed requires regular grooming, especially for the coat. It needs to be combed daily to prevent tangling.
- Weight: 3.5-6kg
- Length: ~45 cm
- Description: Cats are medium to large in size, with a broad chest and a muscular build. Looks bigger than it really is. The coat is cream, grey, blue or chocolate point.
This modern and incredibly rare cat breed, which was recognized by the TICA feline association only in 1991. The eyes of these felines are an unusually deep blue, regardless of color: pointy or solid white.
The history of the breed dates back to 1984, when a tortoiseshell cat in New Mexico gave birth to kittens with the same bright blue eyes as her own. Perhaps these are the most blue-eyed cats that can be seen in principle. The name of the breed “Ojos Azules” is translated from Spanish as “blue eyes”.
- Weight and length: not approved by the standard
- Description: Usually short-haired and in a wide variety of colors other than white, although white patches are acceptable.
With their soft and silky coat, distinctive look and good-natured disposition, Persians are one of the most popular and recognizable breeds in the world. Persian cats of white color can have blue eyes. Unfortunately, sometimes this genetic combination can be accompanied by deafness.
Persians are known for their unpretentiousness, calmness and love for their master. Their favorite pastime is to lie on your lap. These cats are not known for great intelligence, so they will not be as easy to train as other breeds on our list. It is also worth being prepared for regular and thorough care for their fluffy fur coat.
- Weight: 3.5-6kg
- Length: 35-45cm
- Description: Medium-sized robust cat with a wide muzzle and round bright eyes. Wool can be plain, two-tone, tabby, calico, as well as other colors.
Ragdolls are one of the largest and calmest cat breeds in the world. Their name (due to the fact that when you pick them up, they hang on them like a rag doll).
These are unusual cats with big blue eyes that simply cannot leave you indifferent. For unusual devotion and high intelligence for cats, they are often compared with dogs. Ragdolls can be taught different tricks. So that these energetic and sociable cats do not get bored, it is very important to spend a lot of time with them throughout the day.
- Length: 45-55 cm
- Weight: 3.5-9 kg
- Description: Large longhair cat with blue eyes and point color.
Popular and universally recognizable, the Siamese cat has fascinated people all over the world for decades. Although, given their bright blue eyes, point color, elegant physique and sociable nature, there is nothing to be surprised at.
Misers, as they are sometimes called, are very intelligent and inquisitive. Therefore, they should not be left alone for a long time, so that they do not develop depression.
Siamese cats love to be the center of attention and are not shy to tell you about it. Thanks to the wide range and volume of their meows, they will tell you when you are ignoring them.
- Length: 30-35 cm
- Weight: 3.5-4.5 kg
- Description: Wedge-shaped head with large ears and almond-shaped blue eyes. Smooth wool.
Snowshoe cats are the result of crossing Siamese cats with American Shorthairs. This is another representative of the point color, which always has blue eyes. They got their name (Snowshoe) because of the white paws that look like they stepped into the snow.
Not surprisingly, these cats have a lot in common with the Siamese. For example, they will always follow you and demand attention. Snowshoes are smart animals with amazing vocal abilities. They easily take root in large families, where they will be often interacted with.
- Length: 25-35cm
- Weight: 3-5.5 kg
- Description: Light body with darker points on the ears, muzzle, paws and tail. The coat is short to medium.
Here we come to the end of our list. Tell us in the comments which cat breed you like the most.