8 Types Of Cat Eye Colors And Their Rarity

By Tena Burdge March 18, 2024, 03:46 PM

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1. Yellow/Golden

Yellow or golden eyes are one of the most common eye colors in cats. They are found in various breeds and are typically associated with tabby cats and many mixed-breed cats.

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2. Green

Green eyes are also relatively common in cats and can be found in breeds such as the British Shorthair, Chartreux, and Russian Blue. They are less common than yellow eyes but still quite prevalent.

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3. Blue

Blue eyes are less common in cats and are often associated with certain breeds such as the Siamese, Ragdoll, and Birman. They are typically caused by a gene that results in reduced pigment in the iris.

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4. Amber

Amber eyes are a blend of yellow and green hues and are found in breeds such as the Abyssinian, Somali, and Ocicat. They are less common than yellow or green eyes but not as rare as some other colors.

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5. Hazel

Hazel eyes are a mix of green and brown hues and are less common than yellow, green, or amber eyes. They are found in breeds such as the Maine Coon and Norwegian Forest Cat.

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6. Copper

Copper eyes are a deep, rich shade of orange and are relatively rare in cats. They are found in breeds such as the Turkish Van and Turkish Angora.

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7. Odd-Eyed

Odd-eyed cats have one eye that is a different color than the other, typically one blue eye and one yellow, green, or amber eye. This condition is more commonly found in certain breeds like the Turkish Van.

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8. Silver

Silver eyes are a pale, almost grayish color and are quite rare in cats. They are often found in white or silver-coated breeds such as the Egyptian Mau and Korat.

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