Top 16 Grey Cat Breeds – Which One Is Right For You?

There’s something special about grey cats. Maybe it’s their elusive personality or the way they seem to always know what’s going on around them.

Grey cats come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they’re beautiful creatures that make perfect pets.

From the aloof British Shorthair to the playful Maine Coon, there’s a perfect grey kitty out there for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about 16 of the best grey cat breeds around.

16. Cornish Rex

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The Cornish Rex cats are primarily known for having curly waves on their coats that lie close to their bodies and are incredibly soft to the touch. But they don’t just feel luxurious, they also look beautiful.

These versatile cats can come in just about every color, shade, and pattern imaginable. They can be produced in solid colors such as white, black, red, and cream. But the silver colors make them look expensive.

15. Devon Rex

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A close relative of the previously-mentioned breed in this list, Devon Rex cats also sport coats of fur that can range from wildly curly to a soft suede-like texture. Their coat colors are also so diverse, that authorized cat institutions say any genetically possible color and pattern can be presented by this breed.

From blue, chocolate, lavender, cinnamon, and silver, these cats can be covered in a wide range of shades and patterns.

14. Egyptian Mau

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Because of the exotic looks that they inherited from their Cheetah ancestors, Egyptian Maus are easily one of the most popular gray cat breeds. It is worth mentioning that they are the only naturally spotted breed of domestic cats.

True to their natural traits, their coat colors are also limited to the ones that occur naturally. You will find that these cats are only covered in silver, bronze, smoke, and black coat colors.

13. Norweigan Forest Cat

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Known locally in Norway as Skogkatt, the Norweigan Forest Cats are favorite household pets among cat lovers. They are large fluffy cats covered in insulated, waterproof double coats designed to help them withstand the harsh weather conditions of their country of origin.

While their famous coat color and pattern combination is brown tabby and white, these cats actually come in a wide range of colors, from pure white to gray to coal black.

12. Oriental Cat

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The cat breed whose purpose was to explore all possibilities of color and patterns on cats, the Oriental Cats can come in an astonishing 150 colors. With various patterns and coat lengths also available for this breed, you will have over 600 color, pattern, and coat length combinations to choose from.

It is safe to say that if you choose this breed, you are guaranteed to find one that will suit your taste.

11. Persian

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The most popular cat breed of all is the Persian cat. These cats are the top choice because they are sweet and gentle creatures that are covered in luxurious long-flowing coats. Because of their lush crown of glory, they need proper maintenance with daily combing and occasional baths to avoid tangles and hairballs.

These cats come in an astounding number of colors. The pale silver-blue coats are most beautiful when viewed in natural lighting.

10. Scottish Fold

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The owl-looking cat is the Scottish Fold. What gives these cats the distinct look is their ears that are folded forward and downward on their heads. In fact, their name is also derived from that trait which happens to be a result of spontaneous mutation.

These cats can have a short-hair or long-hair coat that can come in many colors. They can be white, black, blue, and even a chinchilla or shaded silver.

9. Siberian Cat

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Considered one of Russia’s national treasures, Siberian cats have been around for a long time even before they were established as an official breed. These cats were designed by nature to survive outdoors as reflected by their very dense, medium to long, water repellent triple coat.

Their fluffy fur comes in all colors, including white, black, cream, and shaded gold and silver. As well as different patterns such as tabby, calico, and bi-color.

8. Sphynx

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Although they are famous for being “hairless cats”, Sphynx aren’t always totally hairless. According to cat experts, these cats exhibit different degrees of hairlessness. In all hairless and selected cats with hair, all colors and patterns are possible at any stage of maturity.

They can be white, black, red and cream. As well as lavender that looks like frosty gray with a pinkish tone. Owners must note that sun exposure will intensify their colors.

7. American Shorthair

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American Shorthair cats are known for their longevity, great health, sweet demeanor, and amiability with other pets. They are also great with children, hence they are chosen as household companions by many families.

These beautiful cats covered in short, dense coats can come in several colors and patterns. Sometimes they are confused with other shorthair non-pedigreed breeds but these cats can consistently produce kittens of the same quality, while a random-bred cat cannot.

6. European Shorthair

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Originating from Sweden, the European Shorthair cat is the Swedish counterpart of the British Shorthair and American Shorthair. They are muscular, medium-sized cats, with strong legs that are average length and round paws. The thick tail tapers to a rounded tip.

They are covered in short dense coats that are glossy, springy, and come in various colors. Try petting one and you will notice that their hairs lie down again after having been ruffled.

5. Nebelung

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The Nebelung cats are a rare new breed and were the result of breeding two cats that were allegedly identified as Russian Blue. The breed’s name is from the German word Nebel meaning mist or fog. It is believed that they were given a magical name because of their gorgeous gray coats.

Their features include graceful necks and bodies, long coats, and long tails. Their oval eyes are vivid green color, or sometimes a yellow-green.

4. Korat

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Thailand has an ancient book about 17 lucky cats and Korats are written as one of them. These cats have a mesmerizing coat color that is silver-tipped blue, which makes them look shimmering and shiny even from afar. 

Do note that this color is the only color that this breed comes in. Also, the way their coat color appears to absorb light, gives it a “halo” effect making them satisfyingly unique in that way.

3. Chartreux

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Another stunning gray cat in this list is the Chartreux. This cat breed from France is known for its unique coat texture, blue color, and warm smile. They appear to be smiling because how their forehead tapers to a narrowed muzzle giving them a friendly expression.

Completing their endearing facial features are their rounded eyes that have a pretty color range from gold to copper, with orange being most preferred by many.

2. British Shorthair

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The calmest, most easy-going, and quiet among the shorthair cat breeds is the British Shorthair. These cats are very affectionate and easily get attached to their special human. But they seem to get along well just fine with the other family members as well.

Because of their large size and dense coats, which come in various colors but most notably silver, these cats are often referred to as teddy bears by cat lovers.

1. Russian Blue

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The Russian Blue is probably the first breed that comes to the mind of cat enthusiasts when talking about gray cats. These cats are just famous worldwide for their sparkling, silvery blue coat and brilliant green eyes that draw attention everywhere they go.

They may look intimidating to be house pets for some but these cats are actually sweethearts. They love a quality playtime with their humans and are very intelligent creatures.

What Breed Of Cat Is Gray With Yellow Eyes? 

British Shorthair is a gray cat breed with yellow eyes. In fact, the most popular version of these cats are the ones covered in dark gray coats matched with dazzling copper or gold eyes. These cats have chill personalities and are quite independent but love to hang around their families.

What Type Of Cat Is Gray And Fluffy? 

Norwegian Forest Cats are gray and fluffy cats owing to their long thick double coats. These skogkatts as they are known in Norway used to hunt rodents before they transitioned into becoming house pets. Their fur requires weekly combing with a brush to maintain their coat in a healthy condition.

Are Gray Cats More Aggressive? 

No, gray cats are not more aggressive as compared with cats of different coat colors. A study done by veterinary experts at the University of California Davis showed that cats with coat colors in orange, black-and-white, and gray-and-white are more aggressive than those with solid gray, black, white, and tabby furs.

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