Native Country United States Of America Other Names N/A Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available
Breed Appearance Ojos Azules are remarkable for their deep blue
eyes. Unlike the blue eyes seen linked to the genes in bicolor cats
and cats with point coloration, both of which suppress pigmentation,
this gene is not linked to any certain fur color or pattern, giving
the opportunity to have cats with dark coats and blue eyes. The
depth of color in the eyes is greater even than that seen in a
Siamese (cat), and does not cause squinting, deafness or cross-eye.
Breed Description Head: Can be inscribed in an equilateral
triangle. Slightly rounded forehead. Angular muzzle. Nose with a
slight break. Chin is neither prominent nor receding. Eyes: Large, roughly round, but not globular. Light blue or
gray-blue in color (neither turquoise nor lavender). In the case of
heterochromatic eyes, the center of the eye may be gold, copper, or
green. Dark colors are preferred. Neck: Supple and arched. Body: Neither too long
(Oriental type) nor too massive or too short. Paw: Hind legs slightly longer than forelegs. Medium to
fine-boned. Small paws. Tail: Proportionate to body, ending in a point. Coat: Short, fine, soft, silky, shiny hair. Undercoat is not
particularly developed but must be dense in color. All colors are
allowed. White markings common on most extremities (tip of the tail,
muzzle, paws). Spots on the belly or chest are faults. Particolors
must have a white tail tip. Ojos Azules with solid white coats are
not desirable, as they cannot be distinguished from common white,
blue-eyed cats. Note that white, blue-eyed Ojos Azules are not deaf
like most common white, blue-eyed cats. In addition, only white and
colorpoint cats can have blue eyes. The Ojos Azules, which always
has blue eyes regardless of coat color, is the product of
spontaneous mutation by a dominant gene. Fault: Too large. Too svelte or too massive. Pointed muzzle.
Pale, small, Oriental eyes. Coat too downy, too fluffy. Distinct
spots on the chest and belly. Disqualify: eyes not blue. Particolors
with a tail tip other than white.
History Extraordinary dark blue eyes This new breed is
descended from Cornflower, a tortie female discovered in New Mexico
in 1984. She had very dark blue eyes, a feature normally found only
in white or colorpoint cats. The breed's Spanish name means "blue
eyes". These cats have blue eyes regardless of coat color. In 1991,
T.I.C.A. published a standard. The breed is very rare.
Behavior This cat is active, friendly, affectionate, and
easy to groom.