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5 Brown Cat Breeds With Blue Eyes That Aren’t A Common Sight

5 Brown Cat Breeds With Blue Eyes That Aren’t A Common Sight

Yellow or gold eyes are the ones most commonly seen in felines. Blue eyes are pretty rare, especially when compared to these, most common ones.

Another interesting fact is that cats with white coats are the ones that most usually have blue eyes.

So, it definitely isn’t ordinary to see, for instance, a kitty with a brown coat and blue eyes. As a matter of fact, there are only five breeds I’ve found with these traits.

Let’s look at these brown cats with blue eyes and see what else makes them special.

1. British Shorthair

This chubby, teddy-bear-looking kitty has stolen the hearts of numerous people throughout the world.

The British Shorthair is mostly distinguished for its blue (gray) coat. However, although this is the most common color, this breed can be seen in almost any possible color and pattern, including brown.

Orange-amber eyes are more common in British Shorthair than blue ones. Additionally, this cat can also have green eyes.

Although shorthair cats shed some amount of hair, too, they’re considered low-maintenance in general. So, it’s pretty easy to groom a British Shorthair. This means you’ll have to give minimal effort for your kitty to have a fabulous coat.

Another trait I believe busy people will love about the British Shorthair is that this isn’t a highly energetic breed.

This cat is playful with its humans, but doesn’t require a lot of exercise and will enjoy lounging with you. It’s also super tolerant of children, making it a wonderful choice for a family pet.

While the British Shorthair is loving and affectionate, it still loves to keep some of its independence. This isn’t a lap cat and won’t be thrilled if you try to hold it.

This kitty can even entertain itself, although it doesn’t mind you joining it in some fun games.

What type of household is ideal for the British Shorthair? I would say almost any since this kitty is adaptable. However, very active people may want to look for another, more adventurous and energetic breed.

Breed Overview

Weight7-17 pounds
Height12-14 inches
Coat typeShort and dense
Coat colorsVarious colors and patterns
Shedding levelLow
Eye colorOrange-amber, green, blue
TemperamentFriendly, affectionate, loyal
Energy levelMedium
Health problemsHyperthyroidism, obesity, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Lifespan12-20 years

2. Burmese

Since brown cats are considered rare, seeing a beauty like the Burmese, with its amazing coat colors, is truly priceless.

This cat can be seen in a couple of brown shades, such as: Sable or dark brown, a medium grey with light brown undertones, platinum with light brown undertones, and champagne or beige. Its coat is short and easy to groom.

The Burmese cat usually has green eyes, while yellow and blue eyes are considered a rarity. 

This breed is highly social, playful, and loving. It’s so easy to love a cat like Burmese, even if you haven’t had a furry friend before. It’s an adaptable breed that will want to spend as much time with you as possible.

The Burmese is a great jumper and climber who will benefit from high cat trees. It’s curious and loves to observe the world around it, meaning that it’s most commonly seen lurking on a windowsill. 

Since this is such a social cat, it doesn’t do well when left alone. It needs company all the time. Otherwise, it may become stressed or even show destructive behaviors.

The only reason why I would suggest you skip the Burmese cat is if you’re looking for a lazy and passive cat. This breed certainly does not fit this description – quite the opposite!

Breed Overview

Weight8-12 pounds
Height9-13 inches
Coat typeShort and glossy
Coat colorsSable, champagne, blue, platinum
Shedding levelLow
Eye colorGreen, yellow, blue
TemperamentSocial, loving, playful
Energy levelHigh
Health problemsAsthma, Inflammatory bowel disease, Chronic renal failure
Lifespan9-13 years

3. Maine Coon

Out of so many different color options, it’s hard to imagine any list of certain coat coloring in cats without the famous Maine Coon.

According to the CFA official breed standard, this cat can have green, gold, copper, blue, or odd eyes.

This amazing breed didn’t become so popular without several good reasons. This cat is highly intelligent, quickly adapting to your routine and picking up tricks with ease.

The Maine Coon wants to be by your side all the time, but it still isn’t too demanding. In case you have other cats, or dogs even, you can welcome a Maine Coon to your home without fear.

This loving cat tends to get along both with pets and children. Since it’s so playful and goofy, it will make even the worst day look a bit better.

Walks around the neighborhood are usually reserved for dog parents. However, your Maine Coon can also make you company in this! This is especially successful when you start with the leash training from a cat’s young age.

One thing to bear in mind with this breed is that it demands a lot of attention and activities. Therefore, it’s best suited for a devoted cat parent.

Breed Overview

Weight10-25 pounds
Height10-16 inches
Coat typeHeavy, silky, long
Coat colorsNumerous possibilities
Shedding levelHigh
Eye colorGreen, gold, copper, blue, odd
TemperamentAffectionate, playful, intelligent
Energy levelHigh
Health problemsHip dysplasia, obesity, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Lifespan10-13 years

4. Ragamuffin

Would you like your future cat to let you pick it up and hold it in your lap like a baby? If yes, the Ragamuffin breed is a perfect choice for you!

This exquisite kitty can exhibit a wide range of colors and boasts large, expressive eyes that come in various shades. All Ragamuffins are born white and develop their distinctive color as they mature.

Brown fur and blue eyes are one of its rare and beautiful combinations.

This large breed has a dense and plush coat that sheds moderately. The best thing about the Ragamuffin breed is its docile and sweet personality which makes it a great addition to any family.

This lap cat still loves to get entertainment and enjoys fun playing sessions. The happiest moment for a Ragamuffin is when all of its human family members are at home, spending time together.

These sweet felines are just crazy about cuddlings and thrive with included owners with a lot of free time on their hands.

Read this article to find out everything about the main differences and similarities between Ragamuffins and Ragdolls.

Breed Overview

Weight10-20 pounds
Height10-15 inches
Coat typeThick, dense, plush
Coat colorsEvery color is possible, with or without white
Shedding levelMedium
Eye colorAny color
TemperamentAffectionate, friendly, sweet
Energy levelModerate
Health problemsHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Polycystic kidney disease
Lifespan12-16 years

5. Tonkinese

Two brown Tonkinese cats with blue eyes
Source: @tonkincats

We’re finishing up the list of brown breeds with blue eyes with the playful and people-oriented Tonkinese cat.

This is a hybrid cat whose parents are the Burmese and the Siamese. Brown is one of its coat colors, together with several others, such as seal, blue, chocolate, fawn, cinnamon, and so on.

All these coat colors can be pointed, solid, or mink. Unlike other breeds in this list, the Tonkinese almost always have blue eyes.

The Spruce Pets described this breed as sweet, sociable, and intelligent. This is an active and curious cat that tends to be very vocal.

Having the Tonkinese under your roof may mean being prepared for some loud meowing during the night. 

This breed thrives with an owner who actively engages in spending quality time together, meeting their need for interaction and play.

Breed Overview

Weight8-12 pounds
Height7-10 inches
Coat typeShort, silky, smooth
Coat colorsBlack, brown, seal, blue, chocolate, platinum, cinnamon, fawn, etc.
Shedding levelLow
Eye colorBlue, blue-green
TemperamentSmart, sociable, sweet
Energy levelMedium to high
Health problemsAmyloidosis, feline asthma, hyperthyroidism
Lifespan12-16 years


The combination of striking brown fur and deeply blue eyes isn’t exactly what you’ll commonly see during your neighborhood walk.

This is why these five felines from our list are so special! Besides their appearances, they all have desirable personality traits.

I believe the biggest dilemma here is to choose only one of them for your future pet!

Still, each one of them has a unique temperament that can help you decide whether it fits your lifestyle.

A person with a busy lifestyle may opt for the sweet and moderately active British Shorthair. On the other hand, adventure lovers will find a better partner in Maine Coon or Burmese.

Can you decide right away which one of these brown beauties is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us!

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