Active: Ojos Azules cats are a moderately active cat breed. They are not much of climbers but they still love to play with toys and be active. Once they have decided they are done playing they will be more than eager to snuggle up and relax.
Size: Ojos Azules cats are medium in size and typically weigh between 6 - 12 pounds.
Characteristics: Ojos Azules cats have one very distinct and striking feature - their stunning sapphire blue eyes. One look into their eyes and you will fall in love forever! Their beautiful, large eyes are nestled delicately in their triangular-shaped head. They have a delicate but muscular build and their short coat comes in all colors except for solid white though there are often patches of white on their extremities.
Temperament: Because of their rarity, much is still being learned about the unique personality of the Ojos Azules cat breed. They are an active cat breed that enjoys being with their humans and playing games but are not overly demanding or needy. These friendly felines love to show their affection and will happily curl up in your lap to cuddle. They also make a great family companion because they get along well with all ages and species including children and dogs.
Care: Because their coat is short, Ojos Azules cats are a relatively easy breed to care for. Occasional brushing or combing, as well as nail trimming and ear cleaning is all the breed needs to look its most beautiful and best.
Coat: The coat of Ojos Azules cats is quite short, fine and very silky to the touch.
Origin: The story of the Ojos Azules cat breed begins in New Mexico in 1984 when some cat fanciers found a group of feral cats that were intriguing. One cat was given the name Cornflower and she had a lovely tortoiseshell coat and deep sapphire blue eyes. She was bred with male cats that had very different traits and the litter of kittens she produced had the same beautiful blue eyes, proving the trait to be the result of a dominant gene. Once this was determined, breeders believed they had a new breed on their hands and worked to establish the breed which they gave the name "Ojos Azules", which means "blue eyes" in Spanish, but it has taken some time. In 1991, TICA (The International Cat Association) granted the breed registrations status but by 1992 there were still only approximately 10 Ojos Azules cats in existence. The breed is still quite rare and is still be developed today.