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Yes, it is possible to get this, but it is extremely rare. Blue eyes result from the light being refracted in an eye which contains no pigment or colouring, so it is a bit like looking at the sky or a large body of water and seeing blue.
Normally cats do have pigment in their eyes which give them a green, yellow or gold colour. White cats and Siamese cats don't have pigment in their eyes and so have the blue eyes.
Very occasionally normal cats are seen with blue eyes and although there may be more than one genetic cause, so far only one blue-eye gene has been identified and bred. The cat breed name for these blue eyed cats is the Ojos Azules, which means blue eyes in Spanish. The first cat with the trait was a female called Cornflower who was found in 1984 in New Mexico. There is more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojos_azules
The breed is still very rare because it is difficult to breed and does not breed true. The gene has a double lethal affect so two Ojos Azules cats can't be bred together. If an Ojos Azules is bred to a normal cat then half the kittens will be Ojos Azules and half normal, but all will be healthy. So far only a few cats have ben registered and they are only bred in TICA (The International Cat Association).
If you want to find a blue eyed black cat as a pet then you are out of luck, but if you have one you are very lucky.
Also found where it was said to be impossible. I think all things are possible (google chimera cat Venus) - but rare in the extreme, IMO.
MiniTom, the shorthair grey ragdoll had green eyes-no gold in them. His son, TJ, the white "calico point", has beautiful sky-blue eyes. I do not recall off the top of my head what color eyes TJ's momma had.. But I am thinking it will be more likely little Cleopatra will have her Grampa's green eyes...even tho at five weeks her eyes are grey-blue...
Good idea, never heard of a shorthair grey green-eyed Ragdoll.
Ragdolls have a pointed pattern like a Siamese and cats with a pointed pattern have blue eyes.
Pointed pattern = blue eyes
I think TJ would either be probably a seal point or flame point maybe ? Due to cats with a pointed pattern can't be a calico
Gemsgems, aren't there tortie points? I'm pretty sure there are. I doubt a male would be but I know I've seen tortie points. . .
I'm not very well-read on eye color inheritance, sorry . Usually pointed cats have blue eyes, because pointed is a variation on albinism and so they don't have pigment in their eyes (and blue is what you get in the absence of any other pigment). I have seen solid-colored cats with blue eyes but it is quite rare.
I did say "in general" but only to account for the possibility of there being some oddity in Ragdolls that I don't know about . But after Googling a bit, I don't think there is. Kittens in the same litter can have different fathers, who knows what Mama Cat was up to . No matter really; if you love your kitty it doesn't matter what breed/mix he is .
I'd love to see a picture of your kitties, especially the one you said is calico. Male calicos are rare and I don't think I've ever seen one, even a picture .
Okay, seriously - for a male cat to be calico, it still must have two X chromosomes! This is the XXY pattern which is always sterile - so cannot be a daddy. But I see "like a calico." What does that mean? This is fascinating and would be helped by pictures!
Right, there is something odd here, both with this calico father, and shorthaired son of long hair parents... I wonder if it was the driver or the mailman involved?
Luck you TS dont bother about papers or formalities, so it is not so important for you if it is a real pure bred or not, luck you are happy with a nice lovely family member.
Im still thinking maybe seal point or flame point as if you didn't know the names of these colours they would be hard to describe
@Willowy Cats with a pointed pattern can be tortie just not calico.
The others are right about how two longhairs cannot produce a shorthair kitten. It is genetically impossible
I can't wait to see some pictures of your kitty - I think maybe your cat is not shorthaired but is actually medium/semi longhaired. A medium/semi coat can come in lots of lengths and one of those can be so short that's gives the impression that the cat is actually shorthaired when it's not. There are a few give always like tail fur a little longer than body length fur. Buts it's very easy to think they are shorthaired.
Now I could be completely wrong here This is just what I'm guessing until we see some pics