Origin: United States
A recent American discovery from New Mexico. The Spanish name means, literally, 'Blue Eyes'.
Domestic Breed: A recent American discovery from New Mexico. The Spanish name means, literally, 'Blue Eyes'.
Appearance: A tortoiseshell cat with intensely blue eyes. The colouring of the eyes is even more intense than that found in Siamese. There is no deafness or squint associated with this particular blue-eyed gene.
History: The first example of this new breed was found in New Mexico in 1984. She was a tortoiseshell female called 'Cornflower'. Her vivid blue eyes were a spontaneous mutation and subsequent breeding from her has proved that the blue-eyed gene is dominant. All her kittens displayed the same, dramatic eye colour.
The Ojos Azules remains a rare breed. As recently as 1992 only 10 had been registered.
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