There is something especially gorgeous about grey and white cats. If you are set on getting a grey and white cat breed, this article will list some of the most common breeds for your consideration.
Grey And White Cat Breeds
The following are all cat breeds that can have grey and white coloring: American Bobtail, American Curl, American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, Norwegian Forest cat, Persian, RagaMuffin, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Siberian, and Turkish Van.
15 Cats With Grey And White Coloring
Below are the list of 15 cat breeds that come in grey and white coloring. The grey coloring can be called names other than grey in some cat breeds; they can be called silver, lavender, lilac, blue, and charcoal.
1. American Bobtail Cat
American Bobtails can have long or short coats, and the grey and white colors come in a number of different coat patterns.
These patterns include shaded (body is mostly white, but from the tips, grey is shaded down into the white), smoke pattern (similar to shaded, except that the grey color is stronger, and white is only visible on the undercoat), color points, and tabby.
American Bobtails are devoted and affectionate with their families and are even welcoming to guests. They also generally get along well with dogs.
This cat needs more attention from their family as they love to play and engage with their humans. American Bobtails are very trainable, and you can even teach this cat to play hide and seek and even fetch!
Males weigh somewhere between 12-16 pounds, whereas females weight between 7-11 pounds. These cats have a typical lifespan of between 13 and 15 years.
2. American Curl Cat
American Curls can have long coats or short coats that come in various grey and white coat patterns, including shaded, smoke, color-point, and tabby. This breed got its name because of its special ears that curl backward.
If you want a cat companion with dog-like devotion, then this is the breed for you. American Curls will insert themselves into every aspect of your life—they will not allow you to forget about them.
American Curl cats get along well with small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits, as well as dogs. These cats remain kitten-like throughout their life because they never really grow out of their kitten-hood behaviors.
Males usually weigh between 8 and 15 pounds, and females weigh between 5 and 8 pounds. American Curl cats have a lifespan of between 9 and 13 years.
3. American Shorthair Cat
American Shorthairs have coats that can come in a number of grey and white patterns, including shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color (tuxedo is a form of the bi-color pattern), and van (where the grey is limited to only the head, tail, and legs).
Meet the All-American cat. American Shorthairs are the ultimate cat if you have a big family or high guest traffic in your home because they are friendly, stable, and gentle. They get along with other pets and are social with humans they are not as familiar with.
They are also tough enough to play with small children, so they often get dressed up and carried around, which they are tolerable of. Generally these are easy to care for lower maintenance cats that fit well into almost any home.
Males usually weigh between 11 and 15 pounds, and females weigh between 6 and 12 pounds. American Shorthair’s have a typical lifespan of 15 years, oftentimes longer.
4. British Shorthair Cat
The grey and white coloring of British Shorthair coats can have many patterns, including shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color, and van.
Quiet, calm, easy-going, and affectionate, the British Shorthair is another excellent family cat that gets along with humans of all ages. These cats typically don’t like being carried, so just teach younger kids how to properly interact with them and all will be fine.
They are also adaptable and can easily be taught to live in harmony with other pets, whether that pet is a larger pet like a dog or a smaller pet like a rabbit or hamster.
Both males and females weight somewhere between 7 and 17 pounds. Their normal lifespan is between 12 and 17 years of age.
5. Devon Rex Cat
The Devon Rex’s short, curly coat can have grey and white coloring in various patterns, including shaded, smoke, tabby, color-point, bi-color, and van.
Your Devon Rex will be a true companion, joining you in your activities around the house and snuggling with you when you sit down or sleep. But they have a trickster and sneaky streak, which can lead to lots of laughter, fun, and probably sometimes exasperation.
These cats have somewhat of a more dog-like personality and are highly trainable. They love to learn new tricks and will play fetch, hide and seek as well as other games. Because of their playful personality, they get along great with children.
These are smaller cats as both males and females usually weigh less than 8 pounds. They have an average lifespan of between 9 and 13 years of age.
6. Egyptian Mau Cat
Egyptian Mau cats are known for the striking spotted pattern of their medium-length coats. The silver color is the grey and white version; the undercoat is white, overlaid with pale silver, and the markings are a charcoal grey color.
An Egyptian Mau cat will claim its territory, in this, they typically bond closely to one member of the family. They are friendly to the rest of the family as well, but strangers are regarded with wariness.
Lean and lithe, these exotic cats have oodles of confidence, knowing what they are capable of and knowing what they want. They enjoy regular human interaction, but they aren’t too keen on being picked up and carried around. Unless they are being picked up by their special person!
Females weigh between 6 to 10 pounds, and males weigh between 10 to 14 pounds. Egyptian Mau cats usually live for 12 to 15 years of age.
7. Norwegian Forest Cat
The grey and white Norwegian Forest Cat long coats come in many patterns, including shaded, smoke, and tabby.
They are moderately active homebodies, and they want to be near to you, but Norwegian Forest Cats can be picky about when they want you to pick them up. They are independent cats that enjoy both interactive time with family and alone time.
These cats are friendly overall, and are good with strangers, children, other cats, and dogs. They are playful and love to climb and play with fetch toys.
One of the giant breeds of cats, the Norwegian Forest Cat can weigh between nine and sixteen pounds! These cats usually live for around 13 years.
8. Persian Cat
Grey and white Persian are a long-haired cat that comes in color different patterns, including shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color, and parti-color (patches of grey and white and then patches where the two colors are blended).
Persians are the quintessential luxury cat. Everything about them is soft and gentle, including their voices. They aren’t the biggest fans of change and need lots of love and care, but they are not going to demand attention pushily.
They like a stable routine, but are sweet to their families once they get comfortable with the environment. You will often find this cat sun bathing next to a window.
Male Persians usually weigh over 12 pounds, whereas females will weigh between 8-12 pounds. These cats usually live between 10-18 years, with some living as long as 20 years of age.
9. RagaMuffin Cat
The grey and white variations of the RagaMuffin’s medium to long coat include shaded, smoke, tabby, and parti-color.
The RagaMuffin cat is patient, sweet, and bonds strongly with the whole family. These cuddly cats will let you and your kids get away with almost anything and are excellent support and companion cats.
RagaMuffins are trainable and want very much to please their human companions. They like human touch and engagement and are comfortable both relaxing in your lap as well as playing with a toy. These are awesome cats for first time cat owners.
Females weigh around 10-15 pounds, and males weigh from 15 pounds to over 20 pounds. These cats typically live for between 15 and 18 years.
10. Ragdoll Cat
Ragdolls have medium to long coats, and the grey and white color can be expressed in four different patterns: bi-color, van, color-point, and mitted (the legs, ears, mask, and tail are well-defined points of grey, but the rest of the body, including the feet, will be white).
Ragdolls are extremely attached to their owners—they will even greet you at the door like a dog. This is great if you want an extremely interactive cat, but can also lead to some issues if you aren’t home a lot because they are laid-back homebody cats.
These are great cats for kids because they play gently. They don’t typically jump a lot, and they are easy to train. They also have low maintenance grooming needs.
Males usually weigh between 15-20 pounds, and females weigh around 10-15 pounds. Ragdolls have a long life span of between 15 to 25 years.
11. Scottish Fold Cat
Scottish Folds have medium to long coats that can come in a number of grey and white patterns, including shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color, and color-point.
Scottish Folds get their names because of their folded-back ears. They have a sweet loving demeanor and quiet cats.
Scottish Folds are unflappable and adaptable cats, who do well with children in rambunctious environments as they aren’t easily startled. They do well with dogs and other animals are bond closely to their human family members.
Males weigh over 12 pounds and females weigh between 8 to 12 pounds. They typically live between 12 and 15 years.
12. Selkirk Rex
The curly Selkirk Rex coat can be short or long, and the grey and white color variations include patterns like shaded, smoke, tabby, bi-color, and color-point.
The curly coat of the Selkirk Rex makes it look a little scruffy, but they are a major teddy bear, ready for all the cuddles. They are affectionate cats who are patient which makes them good with kids.
They require a certain amount of interaction and attention and loves playing. The Selkirk Rex likes to cuddle with their humans and prefers having their family around than being left alone for long periods of time.
Selkirk Rex generally lives for between 15 and 20 years. These cats usually weigh between 9 and 16 pounds.
13. Siamese Cat
The typical point-coloring of a Siamese is well-known. The grey and white variations are called lilac-point and blue-point.
Siamese cats are rather funny-looking, but anyone who has ever owned one is sold for life and will fiercely defend these loving and lovable lap-cats.
They are playful and very vocal—if you didn’t think you would be the type of person to have entire conversations with a cat, you will be if you get a Siamese.
They are active cats who will find interesting ways of entertaining themselves like finding new hideouts, exploring the cabinet, and playing with cardboard boxes.
Siamese cats do great with puzzle toys and are very trainable. You can teach them to fetch, leash train them, and even do agility and other cool activities some cats wouldn’t be into.
Males weigh between 8 and 12 pounds, and females weigh under 8 pounds generally. Siamese cats generally live around 8 to 12 years.
14. Siberian Cat
Siberians have a long triple coat, and the grey and white variations include patterns like shaded, smoke, tabby, and bi-color.
Siberian cats are hardy and powerful working cats, but this does not stop them from being fantastic family cats. They are tranquil cats with an relaxed personality that gets along great with children and other animals.
Siberians love being around and spending time with their humans and are in tune with their owner’s emotions. This makes them great a support cat. These cats are extremely agile, and love to jump and play with all types of toys.
Siberian cats are a rather large breed, males can weigh as much as 20 pounds, and females usually weigh between 12 and 15 pounds. Some males have been reported to be even larger at 25 pounds. These cats live for around 12 to 15 years of age.
15. Turkish Van Cat
As you may have suspected, the Turkish Vans only have van patterns, but there are a number of different color variations. They can have solid van coloring (white with grey points), tabby ban coloring, or parti-color van coloring.
Turkish Vans are genetically very healthy. They are also super-intelligent, with strong but affectionate personalities. They also have an affinity for swimming—not just splashing around in the shallows, actually swimming.
Turkish Van cats get along great with dogs and love to spend time playing with their human companions. These cats aren’t the best with younger children who may be rough with them.
Turkish Vans live for between 13-17 years of age. Females normally weigh between 7 to 10 pounds and males usually weigh around 10 to 12 pounds.
Grey and white cats are beautiful, whether they have tabby, color-point, or tuxedo coat patterns. There are so many cat breeds that offer grey and white coloring that no matter what temperament you are looking for in a cat, or if you want a cat with a long coat, short coat, or even a curly coat, you’ll be able to find a grey and white feline friend.