Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Mimosa - that's partially true (re: eye color on purebreds). In many breeds the eye color is supposed to be intense and not hazel (green/gold). But in some breeds eye color is more/less immaterial to coat color.
Most times you see the hazel or mixed colors on non-purebreds. Now Russian Blues are supposed to have intense green eye color when adults and Siamese are supposed to have dark blue (and sometimes so dark it looks purple) eye color. Most other pointed cats (Himalayans or Ragdolls) tend to have a lighter blue color then the dark blue of a purebred Siamese.
And most times the pointed mixes tend to have light to medium eye color too.
I should've quoted you.
I reacted to your statement that in mixes the eye colour can change a lot and needs time to settle. That's the same for purebreds.
Himalayans and mixes tend to have lighter blue eyes because the depth of colour in blue eyes is correlated to the colour/amount of pigment of the cat's eyes if the cat wasn't pointed.
Little pigment = green eyes = dark blue eyes in pointed cats
More pigment = yellow--> orange--> copper eyes = lighter blue eyes
Siamese have deep blue eyes which corresponds to green eyes in the Oriental (non pointed) sisterbreed.
Persians often have copper eyes which correlates to light blue eyes.
An exception would be the silver Persians that should have green eyes and would produce better blue eyes in pointed offspring.
I know a British shorthair breeder who breeds colourpointed Brits and she tried this, she crossed a point with a silver shaded and got really good deep blue eye colour.
Cats of mixed heritage will often have orange or yellow eyes and that will not produce very blue eyes in pointed kittens either, for that you need green eyes in the ancestry.