The Ojos Azules cat was first developed in New Mexico. Cats with dark blue eyes were taken from the local feral cat population as the basis for the breeding program. The first of them was a tortoiseshell female called Cornflower, plucked from the mean streets in 1984.
Breeding Cornflower with males who didn’t possess the same dark blue eyes produced kittens who had the distinctive eyes. This meant the trait was down to a dominant gene, and the breed was founded. The name Ojos Azules is Spanish for “Blue Eyes”.
Ojos Azules is a very rare breed, and classic characteristic behaviors are not well documented. That said, it has been affirmed that the breed is both active and affectionate, and makes a great family pet.
Comes in lots of colors and patterns but must always have dark blue eyes.
- Status: Rare
- Place of Origin: USA
- Rough date of Origin: 1980s
- Hair length: Shorthair
- Activity Level: High
- Vocalness: High
- Child friendly: Good with children
- Playfullness: Playfull
- Grooming Requirements: Once a week
- Weight: 4.0 - 5.5kg
- Size: Medium
- House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
- Pet Compatibility:
- Social Needs:
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