Information The Ojos Azules Cat

One of the most recent feline breeds, Ojos Azules is a very pretty cat. Little is understood about the origin of this cat apart from the fact that it was first reported in New Mexico in the mid 19 eighties. The cat is known for its dazzling bright blue eyes SHIH TZU DOG. In fact the name Ojos Azules has been extracted from Spanish words meaning ‘blue eyes’. The unique eye color of Ojos Azules is because of a ancestral mutation. It is a very rare and pretty cat and exists in hands of limited breeders worldwide. It is not widely recognized at the moment and is still looking for global acceptance as a famous breed.

Ojos Azules is a cat of medium build. Head is triangular in shape with big round eyes and angular muzzle. Coat is short, smooth and occurs in a number of colors and patterns. Prior to the appearance of Ojos Azules, blue eyes were seen only in white or Siamese cats. However, these pretty felids display blue eyes in all types of dog’s fur presentations. In fact the first Ojos Azules in record — the founding member of the breed — was a tortie.

The mutant gene responsible for the Opus Azules’ eyes is principal in character. If present in homozygous (paired) form, it leads to skull flaws and mortality in babies. Breeders therefore outcross these cats to other breeds, often domestic short and longhairs, in order to maintain healthy litters. The gene has turned out to be harmless if existing in heterozygous formation.

Very little is known about the overall behavior and personality of Opus Azules on account of their rarity. Only a handful of the cats existed ten years or so ago. Furthermore their development was ceased when it became clear that the ‘blue eye gene’ was potentially fatal. It took an interval of dedicated ancestral analysis to resume the breed’s development. Therefore little certain data exists on the long term health, nature and attitudinal profile of these pretty cats.