Ojos Azules: The Uncommon CatHere is cat breed that’s as new as it is rare. Many new breeds have been developed in recent history have catered to the ‘shock value’ or odd features of the cat’s appearance. Not so with the Ojos Azules. One look at this cat and you know that it was bred for its stunning looks and in particular, the gorgeous blue eyes.
HistoryThe breed Ojos Azules, (Spanish for blue-eyes), began in the South Western United States in1984. Blue-eyed cats were identified amongst a feral cat colony in New Mexico and this trait piqued the interest of cat fanciers. The breed can be traced back to Cornflower, a blue-eyed female who was bred with males of a more typical eye color. The results were blue-eyed kittens proving that the gene was dominant. The breed was recognized by The International Cat Association, (TICA) in 1991.