Blue-Eyed Cats Gallery
If you have a soft spot in your heart for blue-eyed cats, you're going to love this gallery. Certain cat breed standards call for blue eyes exclusively, while other breeds come with many different eye colors, including blue. No matter which type of cat you're looking at, it's difficult to resist a pair of baby blues.
This blue-eyed, white Cornish Rex is stunning. It's a fact that white cats with blue eyes have a higher-than-average chance of being deaf, but that's not the case with every cat that has this color combination
Continue on to see more blue-eyed beauties.
According to the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA) breed standard, Siamese cats with eyes that are any color other than blue should be disqualified from show competition.
The Siamese appears in the heritage of a number of cat breeds, and its gorgeous blue eyes have been passed on along with other characteristics.
The beautiful Persian cat comes in nearly unlimited combinations of coat and eye color. Since the eyes of this breed are so distinct, it's impossible to ignore a set of clear blue eyes like these.
Whether you consider the Himalayan a color variety of the Persian cat or a separate breed in its own right, these cats should have vivid blue eyes. That's no surprise since these cats are the product of crossing Siamese with Persian cats in order to introduce color points in the Persian breed.
The Ragdoll cat's standard calls for large, vivid blue eyes like those of the stunning Ragdoll pictured here.
The Balinese breed descended from a long-haired mutation of the Siamese. Like the Siamese, the CFA calls for cats with any eye color other than blue to be disqualified from competition.
Although many cats are referred to as "Tabbies," tabby is a pattern, not an actual breed. Tabbies come in many colors, and some have blue eyes like the kitten pictured here.
When it comes to Birmans, the CFA says the the more vividly blue the eyes are, the better. This little kitten certainly seems to fit that standard, and perhaps he'll become a champion someday.
Now that you've had a chance to peruse this gallery of blue-eyed cats, perhaps you'd like to explore some different breeds of cats.