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Ojos Azules History history

The first cat discovered was a tortoiseshell named Cornflower, who was found in 1984. She was bred to males without the trait which proved to be dominant as all her kittens showed it. The breed was founded and named Ojos Azules, Spanish meaning 'Blue Eyes'. Ojos Azules are held distinct 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 Ojos Azules is one of the rarest breeds of cat today. As of 1992 only 10 were registered. For this reason, not much is known about the general temperament of this striking breed. It is said that the Ojos Azules makes a wonderful companion for any fancier, because he is always loving and affectionate towards his owners.

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