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Ojos Azules Breed Description

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Breed Organization

TICA Executive Office

The Cat Fanciers' Association

Native Country
United States Of America

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General Description

The medium-sized Ojos Azules is known for its bluish eyes, which are large and round. The neck is arched. The tail is proportionate to the cat's body. The head is somewhat triangular in inscribe. It has a slightly rounded forehead and an angular muzzle. The nose has a slight break. The coat is short, fine, soft, silky, and shiny. The undercoat is not particularly developed, but most are dense in color. All colors are allowed. White markings are common on most extremities (tip of the tail, muzzle, and paws). However, belly spots or chest spots are not acceptable and are considered faults. In particular, they have a white tail tip. Solid white coats are not desirable, as they cannot be distinguished from common white blue-eyed cats. Note that white blue-eyed Ojos Azules are not deaf like most common white blue-eyed cats. In addition, other than cats of the Ojos Azules breed, only white or colorpoint cats can have blue eyes.

Breed Standard

Head: Can be inscribed in an equilateral triangle. Slightly rounded forehead. Angular muzzle. Nose with a slight break. Chin is neither prominent nor receding.
Eyes: Large, roughly round, but not globular. Light blue or gray-blue in color (neither turquoise nor lavender). In the case of heterochromatic eyes, the center of the eye may be gold, copper, or green. Dark colors are preferred.
Neck: Supple and arched.
Body: Neither too long (Oriental type) nor too massive or too short.
Paw: Hind legs slightly longer than forelegs. Medium to fine-boned. Small paws.
Tail: Proportionate to body, ending in a point.
Coat: Short, fine, soft, silky, shiny hair. Undercoat is not particularly developed but must be dense in color. All colors are allowed. White markings common on most extremities (tip of the tail, muzzle, paws). Spots on the belly or chest are faults. Particolors must have a white tail tip. Ojos Azules with solid white coats are not desirable, as they cannot be distinguished from common white, blue-eyed cats. Note that white, blue-eyed Ojos Azules are not deaf like most common white, blue-eyed cats. In addition, only white and colorpoint cats can have blue eyes. The Ojos Azules, which always has blue eyes regardless of coat color, is the product of spontaneous mutation by a dominant gene.
Fault: Too large. Too svelte or too massive. Pointed muzzle. Pale, small, Oriental eyes. Coat too downy, too fluffy. Distinct spots on the chest and belly. Disqualify: eyes not blue. Particolors with a tail tip other than white.


Extraordinary dark blue eyes This new breed is descended from Cornflower, a tortie female discovered in New Mexico in 1984. She had very dark blue eyes, a feature normally found only in white or colorpoint cats. The breed's Spanish name means "blue eyes". These cats have blue eyes regardless of coat color. In 1991, T.I.C.A. published a standard. The breed is very rare.


This cat is active, friendly, affectionate, and easy to groom.


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