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Types of Grey Cats

Blue Persian
Blue Persian

The Persian cat was first presented at the world's first organised cat show in 1871 in London, England, before making its way to the United States of America in the early 1900s. The Persian cat breeding standards have always called for a cat with a short face, but it's important to note that the Persian cat originally had a much longer nose than the flat-faced Persians of today.

Blue Persian William Scherer/Shutterstockcom
Blue Persian William Scherer/Shutterstockcom

As the name might imply, the bright blue Persian has a full coat that’s quite a glory to see. “Color ranges can be from a medium to light blue, but they should be blue throughout the hair shaft,” says Keiger.

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British Shorthair
British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is native to England. With the rise of cat shows during the Victorian era, cat fanciers began to breed the cats to a particular standard and keep pedigrees for them. At the earliest cat shows, British Shorthairs were the only pedigreed cats exhibited. All others were simply described by coat type or color.

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British Shorthair Michal Bednarek/Shutterstockcom

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Chartreux
Chartreux

The Chartreux is the official cat of France. Dark grey, quiet, and intelligent, one wonders what the Chartreux is thinking with a face that is always smiling.

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Chartreux Ajlatan/Shutterstockcom

Known as the historic blue cat of France, Chartreux are one of the three breeds that come in only grey. “They are a very robust cat in body, but have a delicate boning,” says Keiger. “Their coat is dense, but with a wooly texture, and ideally it will have breaks, just like a sheep’s coat does.” The color in this cat is a solid down to the roots, and they benefit from regular combing to remove the dead hair from the coat.

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Korat
Korat

Short gray coats can be found on many types of cats, including purebred, mixed breed and domestic shorthair cats. Short gray coats can be found on many types of cats, including purebred, mixed breed and domestic shorthair cats.

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Norwegian Forest Cat
Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest cat (Norwegian: Norsk skogkatt or Norsk skaukatt) is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs and a woolly undercoat for insulation.

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Norwegian Forest Cat Lavender Blue/Shutterstockcom

Norwegian Forest Cat lavender blue/Shutterstock.com Although the brown tabby pattern is probably the most common color in this breed, they do come in a variety of colors, including grey, says Keiger.

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Oriental Shorthair
Oriental Shorthair

About the Oriental. The Oriental was developed to explore all the possibilities of color and pattern. Since its initial acceptance in CFA, Oriental breeders have maintained a constant pace to fulfill the breadth of this destiny. The Oriental has an equally colorful personality.

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Oriental Shorthair TalyaPhoto/Shutterstockcom

Oriental Shorthair TalyaPhoto/Shutterstock.com The Oriental Shorthair was developed to be a colorful cat with over 300 colors and patterns available, says Keiger.

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Russian Blue
Russian Blue

Your cat is special -- he's yours, right? -- but his grey coat doesn't necessarily mean he's a Russian blue. Domestic shorthairs' vast gene pool sometimes yields similar traits, but exact lookalikes are rare. It doesn't take James Bond to tell if your cat came from Russia with love.

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Russian Blue Dizfoto/Shutterstockcom

Rumors also abound that the Russian Blue breed descended from the cats kept by the Russian Czars. Assuming the Russian Blue did migrate from northern Russia, it was likely via ship to England and northern Europe in the mid 1860s.

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