Cats have one of the most sparkling eyes amongst all animals, but when they’re blue they’re even more attractive. A surprising fact about kittens is that all of them are born with blue eyes. Still, it is very uncommon to have cats with blue eyes once they grow into adults. Cats with blue eyes is a rare phenomenon because the pigment called melanin which is responsible for the eyes color of an adult cat won’t move until the cat is 7-12 weeks old. Right after 12 weeks, changes in melanin occur and as a result, only a few breeds of cats tend to maintain the baby blue color in their eyes.
How to get cats with blue eye?
If you want a cat that has those sparkling blue eyes, your best pick should be finding a breed of cats in which the production of pigments in the Iris does not occur. Resultantly, when light is reflected around the surface of their eyes, they appear to be blue. Here are some of cat breeds that usually have blue eyes as adults.
Grey Cats with Blue Eyes
Birman also called the “Sacred Cat of Burma” is a semi-longhaired cat with dark coloring on its face, legs, ears, and tails. The name of the breed is derived from the word Birmanie, the French form of Burma. The cat has short legs and a thick body with white mittens on its paws. The breed is playful, sweet, and friendly and has attractive blue eyes.
Balinese are outgoing, curious, and attractive cats that will always have deep blue eyes. The breed is famous for its interactive personality and is not for someone who wants her or his cat not to be heard. The cat is loveable, intelligent, and can prove to be a perfect friend.
The Himalayan cat is an identical breed of Persian cat but has few distinguishing features like facial mask, feet, tail, and ear. They are medium-sized cats but sometimes can appear bigger due to the additional mass of fur. The cat is also referred to as ‘Himalayan Cat’ or ‘Colorpoint Persian’ for being created by crossbreeding Siamese and Persian cats. The Himalayans cats’ eyes are always blue, vivid, and comes in a variety of shade and density. The cat is incredibly playful and friendly but it can create mischief if not given the right amount of care and enrichment. It needs high maintenance.
The Ragdolls is a large, semi-longhaired cat breed with blue eyes. The name “Ragdoll” means the tendency of individuals to relax when picked up. This breed was developed by American breeder Ann Baker in the 1960s and is best known for its friendly and affectionate nature. Ragdoll cat tends to be more interested in human being than other cat breeds and therefore are also known as “dog-like cats” or “puppy-like cats”. They would run to greet you at door, follow you from room to room, and generally choose a place for herself where you are.
One of the most distinctively recognized breeds of cats with blue eyes is Siamese. They are best known for their distinctive sleek appearance and silver-gray color with blue eyes. This cat originated in Thailand around 14th century and is believed to be one of the oldest breeds of cat alive. Siamese cats have received the royal treatment in Thailand as royal families believed that a Siamese cat would receive their soul when they die. Siamese cats have a history of being in the white house as the US President Rutherford personally kept one during his tenure. This breed is extremely talkative and will vocalize its opinion on any observation they make while sitting beside a window.
White Cats with Blue Eyes
The Persian cat is a long-haired breed of Iranian origin. The cat is characterized by its silky soft coats, punch face, and loveable personality. Persian cats are also known as “Persian longhair” in English-speaking countries. White Persian can often have blue eyes and are one of the most popular and recognizable pet breeds in the world. They are calm, loving and like nothing other than just sitting in the lap of its owner—how adorable!
The snowshoe is a smart and vocal breed of cat which originated in the United States during the early 1960s. The breed was created by Dorothy Daugherty, an American breeder who crossbred Siamese cats with American shorthairs. The cat gets its name from its white mitten paws that look like being dipped in the snow. Blue eyes are one of the signature feature of these cats and can come in a range of blues such as pale sky blue, azure, and light blue. This pet is perfect for parents who are ready to adopt a pet and love her like a child.
Turkish Angora is one of the most exquisite types of blue eyes cats. It has a glistening white coat over a long body and is one of the ancient breeds of cats. This breed is often referred to as Angora or Ankara cat for its origin in Turkey. They are sociable and is the best suit for a home where there is another cat or dog in the company. Angoras bond completely with their owner. During the day, you’ll find her across your shoulders while at night, you’ll find her next to your pillow. Legend says that Prophet Mohammad (570-632 CE), the founder of Islamic Faith, was so fond of cats that he once cut off his sleeve rather than disturb his cherished Angora Muezza.
Tonkinese is a breed of cat produced by crossbreeding Siamese and Burmese breed. The first debated crosses were conducted by Milan Greer who named these cats “golden Siamese” The cat is famous for its aquatic-blue eyes and is highly affectionate and sociable. Being not as chatty as the Siamese, Tonkinese they will surely express their feelings and be a lovable pet. She demands attention and won’t rest until she gets it.
Out of all the types of black cat breeds, the only widely known cat breed is Ojos Azules. The Ojos Azules (the Spanish translation of “blue eyes”) is a fitting name of a cat breed because of beautiful blue eyes. The first breed of the cat dates back to 1984 when a female cat named Cornflower from a feral colony in New Mexico gave birth to kittens. Those kittens featured the same intense blue eyes as their mother, thereby proving that this was a dominant trait in this breed. The depth of their eyes is even greater than seen in the Siamese breed. The blue eyes seen in Ojos Azules is due to the absence of melanin in the Iris while the depth of color is due to polygenetic variations.
The Javanese is a blue-eyed cat breed that was developed by crossbreeding Siamese and Balinese breeds. They are muscular cats who love to jump and climb. They are very intelligent and can learn different tricks quickly. They love to follow the commands of their favorite human—you. The cat appears elegant and delicate due to their blue eyes and is well known for their effective communication skills.
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