Ojos Azules Cat

Ojos azules cat

Ojos Azules Cat

Last Updated by Caitlin

  • Size: Medium, 6 to 12 lbs
  • Energy Level: 3/5
  • Talkative: 3/5
  • Coat: Fairly short, silky and lies close to the body
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Seeking: I’m easy-going and get on with most anyone
  • Child Friendly: Yes
  • Personality Snapshot: Affectionate and calm, people-oriented, patient, easily gets along with other pets, not too demanding when it comes to attention

My Looks

I bet you can guess what people first notice about me. My name gives it away, doesn’t it

Yes, I have blue eyes. But they’re not just plain old blue – they are the deepest shade of azules and are more lustrous and expressive than even those of the Siamese.

Stare into my eyes. You’ll be transfixed.

My eyes are undoubtedly the highlight of my face, but the rest of my features are nothing to sneeze at. I have a delicate, triangular head that’s complemented by round features. The result is an ever-alert expression that matches my personality.

Now while I am not as big compared to other breeds, I have quite a bit of lean muscle. This athletic and well-proportioned physique of mine translates to a graceful, agile appearance.

ojos azules cat breed

And since my coat is fairly short and of fine texture, it doesn’t obscure the graceful curves and outlines of my body. Oh, and speaking of my coat, I should mention that I come in a wide variety of looks. That’s ’cause unlike other pedigreed felines, all colors and patterns are accepted for my breed.

One thing we all have in common are beautifully distinctive white patches that are scattered throughout our fur, including the tail.

My Personality

There are some cat breeds that everybody knows about.

And then there’s me. I’m not much for publicity and as such, I remain one of the feline world’s best kept secrets. Even in this day and age of frenzied cat fancy, I am still one of the most rare breeds you can get your hands on.

And that’s actually quite a challenge since despite the number of determine breeders trying to boost our numbers, we blue-eyed beauties are pretty hard to come by.

This also means that not much is known about my breed and to tell you the truth, I sort of prefer it that way.

ojos azules personality

We are like a mysterious package waiting to be unraveled.

But I’ll give you a taste of what you can expect. I am generally an active cat that likes to engage my human companions in play, but not to the point of being annoyingly so.

I am also very affectionate and sociable, easily getting along with humans and other pets. I don’t even mind younger humans and won’t retaliate easily even when I’m handled roughly.

As an active cat, I love pouncing and jumping, but you won’t see me hogging cabinets, bookshelves and other high spots in and around the home since I prefer to chill out on the sofa or the carpet.

Oh, and I’ve never been known to turn down a vigorous belly rub or a stroke behind the ears. Hint hint.

My Ideal Human

I am basically a breed that’s ideal for any fancier because I don’t just have a temperament that’s more relaxed and docile compared to other felines, but also have very minimal grooming requirements.

My Roots

In 1984, a group of avid fanciers discovered that some felines in feral cat populations roaming in and around New Mexico, United States flaunted deep-seated eyes that were the shade of the darkest blue. They ended up rescuing a female cat with tortoiseshell markings and named her Cornflower. She became the matriarch of our breed.

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When Cornflower became of age, she was experimentally paired with male cats that did not have the same prominent physical attribute and produced kittens that had eyes that had the desired deep sapphire shade.

Compared to other breeds that usually had complementing coat and eye colors, the litters Cornflower gave birth to still had eyes of the same shade of blue no matter what their color or pattern their coats are.

The fanciers who bred Cornflower believed that this was caused by a dominant gene, which meant that she and her progeny could mark the beginnings of a new breed. They subsequently applied for a new breed status from The International Cat Association (TICA). Their application was recognized by TICA in 1991, but our breed is still undergoing rigorous development until now.

As of today, we are still regarded as a very rare breed. There were only 10 documented cats of this lineage in 1992 and our present numbers are still unknown.

How to Keep Me Healthy and Happy

Due to my rarity, there isn’t enough information about my care requirements. Now while breeders emphasize that I don’t need as much brushing and grooming compared to other breeds, no other substantial information about me is available.

Fun Facts

  • We remain a mystery even to ourselves. To this day, I still have no idea how many other Ojos Azules there are in and around the United States.
  • I’ve heard several rumors of a longhaired variety of my breed. Let me know if you’ve got more info on this.
15 Comments
  • Rebekah
    Posted at 06:49h, 16 September Reply

    The white cat looks just like my cats

  • Brooke
    Posted at 13:00h, 12 October Reply

    I think I may have one of these cats but not completely positive. How would I go about finding out if she is or not?

    • Nerd
      Posted at 18:12h, 02 January Reply

      I’ll tell you right now she probably isn’t. None of the cats depicted here are actually cats with proper ojos azules. Ojos Azules is practically a ghost breed; they stopped breeding it years ago because it’s actually a lethal mutation. No one knows if anyone continued. Carrying two copies of the genes results in death. All the cats here have their blue eyes from other unrelated genetic causes.

  • Renee
    Posted at 22:15h, 06 November Reply

    I think I have a litter of 5 six week old kittens that are Ojos Azules. I gave them a bath last Sunday and when they were wet with warm water, they were completly white with faint black lines. Please contact me if you would like pictures.

    • Nailah
      Posted at 06:07h, 10 December Reply

      Do you still have any available?

    • Chynna Hutchinson
      Posted at 10:32h, 19 January Reply

      Do you still have any? please let me know

  • Nerd
    Posted at 18:08h, 02 January Reply

    None of those pictures are of cats with the ojos azules mutation.

    1st cat: pointed markings = blue eyes, as it is a kind of albinism.
    2nd cat: kittens are born with blue eyes that change as they get older– not to mention the horrendous photoshopping
    3rd cat and 4th cat: high-grade white-spotting can shut off enzymes that kickstart colour in the eyes, which is where those two got their blue eyes.

    How about some mention on how the blue eyes come from a LETHAL mutation, as well? They are the result of a genetic abnormality.

  • Margaret
    Posted at 10:25h, 07 April Reply

    Dear All,

    could you advice me please where can I find contacts of the Ohos Azules owners near the Houston area or closer to who raise kittens to get some?
    thank you a lot for your kind attention.
    Warm regards,

  • Annie
    Posted at 00:35h, 21 December Reply

    I have a six week old kitten that is black with blue eyes. I’d like to put her up for sale, but I have to see if the eyes change color.

    • Vlad
      Posted at 12:27h, 05 April Reply

      Hi Annie, do you have the cat yet?

  • Mila
    Posted at 23:25h, 05 February Reply

    Hi everyone
    Looking for Ojos Azules cat. Does anyone know where I can found one? Anywhere in the world?

    • Rhiannon Winburn
      Posted at 22:27h, 30 July Reply

      Are you still looking?

  • KajkaElina
    Posted at 17:54h, 25 March Reply

    Guys, the mutation that makes the eyes occur is lethal. There are probably no Ojos Azules left. If they are, they would cost a lot. Probably most people wouldn’t be able to afford that Just get a Siamese, the eyes of them look like the ones on the pictures.

    Also all of those photos aren’t Ojos Azules. The color is purplish, not blue.

  • MKP
    Posted at 19:52h, 24 May Reply

    Mila, why would you want one? Would you get one already fixed?

  • Rhiannon Winburn
    Posted at 22:28h, 30 July Reply

    I think I have one. Black with gorgeous blue eye! Email me for pics and info.

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