Table of contents:
- The story of the blue-eyed
- Ojos azules appearance
- The nature and temperament of the blue-eyed
- Keeping and breeding ojos azules
- 20 nicknames ojos azules
Video: Ojos Azules, Or Blue-eyed
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Ojos azules, or blue-eyed (Ojos azules cat) is a rather rare breed of cats, resembling an ordinary domestic cat in appearance. Its distinctive feature is its amazing blue eyes. Ojos azules are excellent companions and family pets. They are very balanced, not prone to aggression, friendly and sweet creatures.
The story of the blue-eyed
The breed is new and has its origins in the United States. It was there that cats were first discovered that had no relationship with the Siamese, but at the same time had blue eyes. This event took place in 1984.
The breeders found that these animals have a dominant So gene, which causes the mutation. The first official representative of the new breed was a tortoiseshell cat with blue eyes named Cornflower (New Mexico). The blue-eyed cats got their unusual indelible name from the Spanish phrase "Ojos azules", which, in fact, means "blue eyes". In addition to this feature, ojos azules does not stand out in anything.
The breed standard was adopted not so long ago - in 1991, and was used only for registration, and it became possible to exhibit in the PNB class in 2004. Ojos azules became widespread only in the United States, outside this country, representatives of the breed are extremely rare. It is worth noting that the ojos azules with medium-length wool are isolated into a separate breed - ojos azules longhair (Ojos azules longhair).
Ojos azules appearance
Ojos azules is characterized by a triangular head, a medium-sized muzzle, slightly protruding cheekbones, a pronounced but not protruding chin, angular vibrissa pads. There is a slight concavity at the transition from the forehead to the nose. The ears of these animals are of medium size, proportional, set high, rounded at the ends.
The eyes are large, almond-shaped, set wide enough, and even slightly oblique, but not depressed. Their color is the main feature. The standard allows only bright blue eyes, rarely gray-blue. Different eye colors are also acceptable, provided that at least one of them is blue. The second eye can be amber, copper, green. However, green shades of blue eyes are not acceptable.
Cats are of medium size (weight from 4 to 5.5 kg). The physique is strong, compact, yet flexible. The muscles and bones are well developed. Croup above the withers. The rib cage is wide, powerful and developed. The legs are of medium length, with the hind legs somewhat longer than the front. Paws are neat, oval, small. The tail is proportional to the length of the body, with a flattened tip. The tip of the tail is pointed. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front.
Ojos azules can have varying lengths of hair with a poorly developed undercoat. The coat is soft, silky, shiny. The undercoat is moderately developed. Color does not matter in principle, except that animals with white body areas, white spots, Himalayan color and mestizo are not recognized.
If there is a white color in the color, a prerequisite for the recognition of the breed is the white tip of the tail. White patches are common on the face, limbs and tail. The disadvantage is the presence of spots on the abdomen and chest. White is generally not desirable. Such animals are also not recommended for breeding. This condition is due to the fact that it is not possible to accurately determine the cause of blue eyes: either it is associated with a gene, as in ojos azules, or with a white coat color.
The nature and temperament of the blue-eyed
Ojos azules are excellent companions and family animals. Best for: Singles, seniors and families with children and other pets. They are very balanced, not prone to aggression, friendly and cute creatures. They have high intelligence, as well as considerable patience. They feel good both in an apartment and in a private house. They can do without walking. Cats easily get along with other domestic inhabitants, do not conflict, often make friends with them. They are playful and do not mind entertaining children. Cats of this breed are gentle and affectionate, quickly become attached to the owner, suffer alone and without attention. They quickly get used to the new environment.
Keeping and breeding ojos azules
Ojos azules does not require special care or feed. The usual conditions of detention are fine for them. A balanced diet will keep cats healthy and have a shiny, flowing coat that can be brushed once or twice a week. It also requires periodic examinations of the auricles and eyes, timely vaccinations and bathing as the coat becomes dirty. Specialists have not identified any disposition to specific diseases.
When breeding ojos azules, it is forbidden to cross two blue-eyed individuals, since in this case there is a high probability that the offspring will have a congenital deformity of the skull, incompatible with life, a curled tail, and also a white color.
It is recommended to use one blue-eyed animal and one non-blue-eyed animal for breeding. Moreover, only part of the kittens obtained in this way will be ojos azules (with blue eyes). These cats have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
20 nicknames ojos azules
For male kittens: Aquamarine, Sapphire, Ciel, Mavi, Hinto, Shiam, Aksain, Gorman, Erdin, Topaz.
For female kittens: Azura, Turquoise, Mavia, Sale, Sineglazka, Sky, Shahla, Sinnik, Shyala, Nila.
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