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11 Blue Eyed Cat Breeds You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Did you know that all kittens are born with blue eyes? However, once most kittens reach six weeks of age, the melanin kicks in, and most kittens with blue eyes develop a different eye color. However, some blue-eyed cat breeds have a recessive gene which means that their eyes will stay blue throughout their lives.

So if you have a passion for the color blue and are looking to add a feline to your life, here are a few unique cat breeds with magnificent blue eyes.

white persian cat with blue eyes
Persian Cat


11 Blue Eyed Cat Breeds

1. Siamese Cat Breed

Siamese cats are one of the most adored and famous cat breeds. They are intelligent, talkative, and lovely-natured felines which are ideal cats for families.

siamese cat stretched out on seat
Siamese Cat

These cats have unique short coats, with a light-colored bodies and silky smooth fur. Their face, paws, and tails are darker than the rest of their bodies. And all Siamese cats have stunning blue eyes.

They are great indoor cats, and they frequently seek companionship from their owners. You’ll probably find your siamese cat enjoys sitting on you and snuggling you in bed.

siamese cat in red santa hat

Siamese cats are often labeled as “dog-like” because they enjoy following their humans around and enjoy playtime, like fetch, so stock up on active cat toys. Although they are loving cats, they are also very attached to their owners.

How long you can leave your cats alone at home will depend on their individual levels of independence. But, this breed should not be left alone for extended periods.

These blue-eyed cats are popular companions. Read more about Siamese Cats here:

Siamese Cat Personality

Siamese Cat Colors

Flame Point Siamese Cats

Lilac Point Siamese Cats

Siamese Cat Names

2. Birman Cats

This adorable white cat with a brown face will steal your heart with its charming good looks. The Birman’s bushy tail and paws are also usually dark, as are the insides of their ears. All of this is offset by gorgeous blue eyes.

Birmanese Domestic Cat

These affectionate and gentle cats were bred to be companions, so they are happiest when spending time with their favorite humans.

Birman cat at home on sunny day

They tend to be happiest when indoors and are best suited to this type of lifestyle. Many owners find them so adorable they end up with a second Birman, and this breed loves the company of other kitties as well as humans.

3. Himalayan Cat Breeds

These gentle cats boast lovely, deep blue eyes and long, dense coats. The Himalayan cat is medium-sized, with a similar appearance and features to the Persian cat.

white fluffy Himalaya cat with darker face and blue eyes
Himalaya Cat

If you’ve been searching for a cream cat with a brown face and blue eyes, the Himalaya cat ticks all the right boxes. This breed can have white or cream color coats, with a variety of color points resulting from crossing with the Siamese cat. No matter the colors of their coat, Himalayan cats always have vivid blue eyes.

The Himalayan cats, or Himmies, are beautiful and often exhibit kitten-like bursts of energy. They can go from snoozing in sunlight to zipping around through the living room.

himalayan cat with dark coat

Himalayan cats make great companions and thrive on interaction, exercise, and grooming.

4. Balinese Cat Breed

The Balinese cat breed began as a mutation breed of Siamese cats. They are very similar to the Siamese cat breed, but this white and brown cat with blue eyes has a longer coat than its relative.

balinese kitten

This is a stylish and sleek breed with the same deep blue eyes as the Siamese – add in their gorgeous silky long coat, and this is one good-looking cat breed. Balinese cats are known to be intelligent, friendly, and playful. They can also be quite vocal and rather demanding – these kitties know what they want!

balinese cat
Balinese cat

This is also a breed that likes attention and shouldn’t be left alone for long periods. So if you are after an independent and introverted type of kitty, this isn’t the breed for you.

5. Javanese Cat Breed

Developed from a mix of Siamese, Balinese, and Colorpoint breeds, Javanese cats come in an assortment of colors and coat patterns. It is considered a blue-eyed cat breed. However, not all Javanese cats have blue eyes. Whilst they can appear delicate, they are actually quite muscular and love to jump and climb.

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This intelligent cat breed loves to learn tricks and new skills. They love to help out and enjoy following and often supervising their favorite humans.

javanese cat1 1

Javanese cats will also play fetch and even walk on a lead. You may well find them visiting you when you sleep or really are anywhere in the house. The good news is that Javanese cats are on the list of hypoallergenic breeds, so you won’t have to worry about your allergies flaring up.

6. Ojos Azules Cat Breed

One of the rarest cat breeds in the world, this blue-eyed cat breed is gorgeous. Their name actually means blue eyes in Spanish. Most stunning, this blue eyed cat can also be found with a dark, contrasting coat.

ojos azules cat one of the blue eyed cat breeds
ojos azules cat

This breed was discovered in New Mexico in the mid-1980s and named after its deep blue eyes.

7. Persian Cat Breed

Persian cats are affectionate, docile, and gentle kitties. This breed has a quiet demeanor; they plop down on any soft surface and simply pose for your appreciation. Your elegant, white fluffy cat with blue eyes won’t be very active, which makes them the perfect indoor pet.

white-persian-cat on side lying on ground

Persians have a relatively small face so their big round eyes are particularly prominent. Most Persians have gorgeous blue eyes, but there are some exceptions. When you aren’t admiring this breed, you’ll likely be grooming your Persian cat. This breed’s long coat is quite a challenge.

Persian cat, sitting in front of white background
Persian cat

Although generally affectionate, Persian cats are discriminative and reserve their attention for family and a few trusted guests.

Side view of a Persian kitten with tartan harness, walking away, 4 months old, isolated on white

This beautiful flat-faced cat breed does get along with children and other household pets; however, they aren’t fans of loud environments and prefer serene homes where little changes.

8. Ragdoll Cat Breed

Playful and friendly, with stunning blue eyes, the Ragdoll cat is a famously fun pet. Their most fascinating feature is their tendency to lie limp when you pick them up (as opposed to most cats, who squirm out of your hold as soon as they can).

ragdoll cat with blue eyes against a timber background
Ragdoll Cat

A Ragdoll cat’s personality is part of their charm. This white and grey cat with blue eyes is loyal, and will often greet its favorite humans at the door. They’re also great with dogs and children, making them perfect for families.

white ragdoll cat with blue eyes on bench with basket and light
Ragdoll Cat

Although they’re one of the largest cat breeds, they have a sweet and gentle temperament. Ragdolls are super relaxed with strangers and will seek a bit of love from everyone. This is one of the friendliest and (unfortunately) most expensive cat breeds.

Many people wonder if Ragdolls are hypoallergenic, and while they aren’t completely hypoallergenic, they are still a good option for mild allergy sufferers.

ragdoll cat in garden

9. Tonkinese Cat Breed

This fun-loving cat with blue eyes will keep its playful instincts all of its life. They love to run, play fetch, answer the door, and more. Tonkinese cats are very social and much prefer having company to being alone.

Tonkinese cat with aqua eyes
Tonkinese cat with aqua eyes

The Tonkinese breed is believed to have been brought to the UK in the early 1800s and called Chocolate Siamese. In the USA, the Tonkinese breed was developed from the Siamese and Burmese breeds to create a unique breed with stunning aqua-blue eyes.

tonkinese cat dark face
Tonkinese cat with a dark face

These medium-sized cats can be quite strong and have short, silky hair.

10. Snowshoe Cat Breed

With a name inspired by their gorgeous white paws, the Snowshoe breed also boasts stunning blue eyes. The Snowshoe breed has siamese ancestry, which is the source of its gorgeous blue eyes.

snowshoe cat 1
snowshoe cat

This breed is born all-white and develops dark features as it ages. Snowshoe cats tend to have rounder and fuller faces and bodies than their Siamese ancestors.

snowshoe cat one of the blue eyed cat breeds
snowshoe cat

This kind and intelligent cat will be keen to gain your attention. Interestingly she tends to attach herself to just one cat parent – will it be you?

11. Turkish Angora Cat Breed

Turkish Angora cats are known for their long, silky coats, which often become the longest around the cat’s neck. They are an adorable combination of large ears, almond-shaped eyes, and a small to medium-sized head.

turkish angora cat

The most common eye colour for a Turkish Angora cat is blue. However, they can also have amber, green or gold eyes as well.

Originally from Turkey (you may have guessed this), the earliest records of the Turkish Angora cat are from the 16th century. However, the breed began to disappear in the early 19th century.

turkish angora cat

The Turkish Angora was bred at the Ankara Zoo to preserve its pedigree, and the breed was officially established in North America in the 1970s.

These gentle and friendly cats also have a more boisterous side and love run, jump and explore. They love to play and will do almost anything to get your attention.

White turkish angora odd eye cat lying down seen from the side looking at the camera isolated on a white background

This cat breed will maintain the playfulness they exhibit as kittens throughout their lives. They will enjoy curling up next to you and on you on both the couch and your bed.

Lover Valentine persian colourpoint cat with a red heart

Cats With Blue Eyes – Final Thoughts

So, there you have it, a list of the best blue-eyed cat breeds in the world. Now, all there’s left to do is bring your furry companion home and pick a cute cat name for your new best friend.

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Tuesday 2nd of April 2024

Most of the breeds in this list are originated from Siamese breed. The left aren't having blue eyes cats in the majority of their breeds. So only in Siamese breed that most cats have blue eyes.

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