27 April 2023

Gray cat breeds

By Killian

Gray cat breeds

The gray Persian cat, the Egyptian mau cat, the Turkish Angora, the European common cat and the Nebelung are some of the gray cat breeds that exist. There are many types of cats, but in particular, gray cats are a very common specimen that we can see often. Their color and aesthetics make them attractive and interesting kitties for many people, although not all are the same.

The truth is that there are many differences between races. But if these cats stand out for something, it is for a common element: their gray fur that gives them unparalleled beauty, elegance and a lot of feline style. In addition, its color is often associated with characteristics such as loyalty and affection. Do you want to know more about this type of cat? Next, in aHOWTO we present different gray cat breeds and we explain their own characteristics, personalities or behaviors.

gray persian cat

Although there are many varieties of Persian cats, the gray is one of the most famous and desired. It is a descendant of the Angora cat, a Turkish species that has existed since ancient times and is still widely recognized today. It has a crobust and muscular body and a rounded head, something that makes it look like a cat with an obese tendency. As for their eyes, there is a lot of variety, as they can range from bluish to greenish or yellowish tones.

In addition to being beautiful cats, gray Persians are characterized by being affectionate, silent and for how much they like to be accompaniedsomething that makes them always want to attract the attention of anyone to receive pampering, attention and caresses.

Gray Cat Breeds - Gray Persian Cat

egyptian mau cat

If we talk about breeds of gray cats, the Egyptian mau (or Egyptian cat) is probably one of the most interesting that exists. It is a cat from Egypt, a country where cats were revered thousands of years ago. In addition, it has a unique beauty.

The Egyptian mau has a dark striped spotted fur, which he inherited from the small African cats, on a particular gray background. Also, he usually has a few very large eyes and a deep green color that hypnotizes. And if we talk about the character of this feline, it should be noted that it is a territorial and jealous breed, but at the same time affectionate and friendly with its family members. But what characterizes him the most is being a highly intelligent and independent cat.

Gray Cat Breeds - Egyptian Mau Cat

turkish angora

Although the Turkish Angora is usually a white cat, we can find some specimens with gray fur. It is a cat native to Turkey and although some people often confuse it with the Persian cat, it has personal characteristics such as its gray, fine, soft and silky fur, although it is usually more abundant both in the neck and in the tail. In addition, it has a particularity and that is that its hind legs are higher than its front legs and his ears are elongated, something that keeps them always attentive to any situation that occurs around them. As for their eyes, they are usually bluish, greenish or yellow.

The Turkish Angora is a very healthy cat and rarely gets sick, however, it requires pampering and care to extend its life.

Gray Cat Breeds - Turkish Angora

american shorthair

If there is a breed of gray cat that has won the hearts of many people worldwide, that is the American shorthair, a cat that has unmatched agility and intelligence. But, in addition, he stands out for having a very friendly and sociable personality, attributes that make him one of the cats that we can find the most in any home.

In addition, the American shorthair has numerous physical characteristics that increase its attractiveness. His head is round and wide and his nose is tiny.. His hair is short and tends to tend to silver tones that combine with the dark stripes that run through his body. Unmistakable!

Breeds of gray cats - American shorthair

european common cat

Another of the breeds of gray cats that we cannot forget is the common European cat, a breed native to Europe, although its descendants come from the African continent. It is a cat that can vary greatly, since it does not have a standard color or size. However, we can find many specimens of common European cat whose coat varies between silvery and grayish tones combined with dark stripes which make for a beautiful tabby cat.

The common European cat is independent and loves outdoor activities, including hunting birds or rodents or climbing trees or high areas.

Breeds of gray cats - Common European cat


Nebelung is a breed that born from the cross between a longhair female and a Russian blue male, which makes it a special cat that has the best characteristics of these two worlds. The result? a feline robust, muscular, very strong, with silky skin which gives it an almost aristocratic appearance. In addition, it has a very long and bushy tail and green or yellowish eyes.

The Nebelung is a type of gray cat that stands out for its calm and lazy character, although when it is activated it usually commits some mischief. They are also affectionate, learn very quickly and usually get along well with other animals.

Breeds of gray cats - Nebelung

Russian blue

The Russian blue, also called Russian blue, is a cat that stole the hearts of the Russian tsars, and no wonder. They have a athletic demeanor, a look that hypnotizes and a personal and very special character. Regarding their physical characteristics, it should be noted that in addition to the bluish gray of their fur, they usually have the emerald green eyessomething that gives them more personality.

And as for their behavior, it should be said that Russian blue cats are usually very loving and it costs them nothing to forge very close bonds with their favorite humans. In addition, they usually demand a lot of activity and stimulation. They don’t stand still!

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Breeds of gray cats - Russian blue

gray munchkins

The gray munchkin is a cat of American origin. It is a very particular breed, so it is considered a rarity within the different feline breeds, and it is that the munchkin is characterized by having some very short legs, which is due to a spontaneous genetic mutation, an unmistakable trait among these kittens. As for their fur, it can be said that they can have it long, short and plush or semi-long and silky.

Gray munchkin cats are calm, sociable and very attached felinesAt the same time, they are characterized by being lively and playful, which makes them get along with children as well as with other cats or pets.

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Gray Cat Breeds - Gray Munchkin


Magnetic look, robust rounded body and gray, short and bushy fur. So are the chartreux, one of the breeds of gray cats, originally from France. Historically, it is believed to have been given to French monks by the Crusaders as a thank you for offering them accommodation. The monks were in charge of raising this type of cat, since their qualities as hunters allowed them to preserve their writings. For all these reasons, the chartreux are cats that they adore the contemplative life, that is, being inside the house, and they are characterized by being very affectionate with acquaintances and somewhat shy with strangers. Of course, they are not very “fans” of noisy children’s games, so they require a quiet house. In short: they have a sociable, friendly and playful character.

Chartreux cats tend to gain weight easily, since they are somewhat gluttonous, and require special care and pampering, because its fur is delicate and with a tendency to make knots. In this sense, the ideal is to brush them a minimum of twice a week so that they always look spectacular. Its coloration is grayish blue or vice versa and the color of its eyes ranges from intense yellow to green, going through copper.

Gray Cat Breeds - Chartreux


The Korat gray feline breed comes from Thailand and gets its name from one of the provinces of Ampur Pimai, where they are considered one of the town’s pets. In addition, throughout the country these cats are considered protective animals. The color of his fur is similar to that of the storm clouds. But if this breed is characterized by something, it is its medium size, its thin tail and high limbs that make them look slender in body and carry out delicate movements, which makes them a cats with a sophisticated beauty. As for their eyes, they are usually almond shaped, slightly inclined towards the nose and green, yellow or copper in color.

It should be noted about the Korat that it is a very affectionate feline, in fact it does not tolerate loneliness or extreme noise, so it is an ideal feline for pets with small children, where it will feel comfortable and transmit a lot of love.

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Breeds of gray cats - Korat

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