At first glance at ohoz azules, no one has any special feelings. It looks like an ordinary cat.
But it is necessary to look into her eyes how things change. In this breed they are piercingly blue. Many breeds have such eyes, but only Siamese and Angora were popular.
Ojos azules have no genes for any of them. Moreover, neither the Siamese nor the Angorans have such intense blue eyes.
Cats ohoz azules – very unusual and rare because of their blue eyes.
According to the established legend, the cat named Vasilek became the ancestor of the new breed. She had a tortoise color and piercing blue eyes.
Actually, their color and became the cause of an unusual name.
The cat was very prolific. More importantly, all of her descendants had blue eyes. That is, she was the carrier of the dominant gene.
Conflau herself developed her breed without the participation of breeders. She independently found a suitable match for herself.
Therefore, very soon, first in the city, and then throughout the state of New Mexico, blue-eyed kittens spread.
Studies conducted by genetic scientists in 1984 showed that all descendants of Conflau living in the US state have a unique gene responsible for the blue color of the iris. However, the uniqueness of the new breed was recognized only in 1991.
Then its standards were approved. Only 10 individuals were recognized as carriers of purebred genes ojos azules.
Representatives of the cat, which can be said with confidence – they are completely devoid of flaws.
Blue-eyed beauties were allowed to participate in international exhibitions 13 years later in 2005. But only in the conditional PNB category.
Many experts sincerely believe that representatives of this breed live exclusively in the United States. Naturally, it is not. Today, ojos azules can be found in Russia, New Zealand and England.
And this is not always pets.
These cats are very curious and often climb aboard merchant ships. With them, they cross the ocean. Sailors, finding free-riders, do not throw them overboard.
On the contrary, they are referred to as “hares” with cordiality, therefore many blue-eyed cats become permanent crew members, leaving offspring in different ports of the world.
An ordinary person will not see anything remarkable in ojos azules. This is due to their very common look.
According to the approved standards, this breed can have any color and different length of coat. The only exception is that the animal should not be completely white.
In addition, the long-haired cats have been allocated in a separate breed, known as ohoz azules long-haired.
If the tip of the tail is white, then white color is allowed in the main coat of the animal.
Determination of the length of the wool is purely subjective. There are no specific numbers in the standard. And the undercoat is given a separate item.
In ojos azules it is very poorly developed. The shank hair is shiny and soft.
A cat with blue eyes admits excitement, if there are the following signs:
- A pet should not have Siam or Angoran genes.
- In the litter there are kittens with blue eyes.
- In the wool cover there is no predominance of white color. Individuals with such colors as: half-breed, white spots, Himalayan are rejected.
- Both eyes are blue or there is heterochromia: one is blue and the other is yellow or green. Kittens with a gray-blue color irises are not rejected, but they are not considered purebred.
By the way, in the breed standards there is a mention of cats without a blue iris. They are called oji latent.
Most breeders still can not understand how to distinguish them from ordinary yard cats, which can fit the breed standards of the body.
Ojos azules are medium in size and weight. Most cats do not weigh more than 5 kilograms.
Individuals in the nurseries of 6–7 kg are an exception, but there is no weight limit in the standards.
Ohoz Azules should meet the following body standards:
- The head is medium in size, triangular in shape with a small angular transition between the nose and forehead.
- Eyes slightly slanted and bulging.
- Ears of medium size, rounded, set wide apart.
- The body is strong with good muscles, but at the same time it maintains elegance and plasticity. The chest is wide and raised, which indicates a good endurance of the animal.
- The hands of the paws are oval and tightly assembled. The back of the body is slightly raised above the line of the shoulders. Because of this, the animal moves like wild cats.
- In long-haired cats, the tip of the tail is rounded, and in short-haired – pointed.
- Tail and paws are proportional to the body.
Rumor has it that ohos azules are prone to deafness. This is an erroneous statement, which appeared by analogy with Angora blue-eyed cats. Those are really prone to deafness due to the presence of a particular gene.
Ojos azules simply does not have it.
Blue-eyed cats are very attached to their owners. Therefore, they should not be brought to people who are not home for a long time.
If a busy person takes such a pet, you will have to take him with you on a trip. The cat itself easily tolerates changing living conditions, if it feels protected by its owner.
Despite the calm, these cats do not mind running around for a ball or string.
Blue-eyed pets are playful and very mobile., but at the same time, they do not have patience. They are very balanced.
To provoke them to aggression is difficult.
Ojos azules get along well with other pets. They play and even sleep with them.
These cats are loyal to children. They are not suitable for the role of nanny, but under no circumstances will harm the baby.
If the child falls too much, the blue-eyed pet will simply run away to avoid a quarrel.
Representatives of this breed easily adapt to new living conditions. Thanks to high intelligence, they do not just adapt, but understand the new rules of living and do not violate them.
Fully trusting their owner, the cats even agree to walk on a leash. Ohoz Azules easily learn simple tricks.
Pets with blue eyes are very clean. Most of the representatives of the breed have short hair, so do not require frequent combing. Care for long-haired individuals is also easy, as they successfully cope with maintaining the cleanliness of the fur coat on their own.
Despite this, the owner should always have on hand a suitable care product: a brush and a comb with long teeth. Scissors are not needed, as these cats do not appear mats, because the fur coat is elastic and does not have a cushion.
Over the years, studying the breed did not reveal any special health problems.
From time to time blue-eyed need to be washed. But we should not forget that representatives of ojos azules do not like to swim.
In order not to bring the pet to stress, during bathing you need to maintain a comfortable water temperature.
These cats grow claws very quickly. They are forced to grind them.
If the owner does not want to regularly change the furniture, then he should give the pet a good scratching point. It will be useful from time to time to cut the claws.
Ojos Azules playful not only at a young age. They retain a high activity until old age.
This means that the owner should take care of their leisure time, especially in those moments when he is forced to leave them for some time.
In terms of health, these animals are quite strong. They have no special diseases, but the diseases of other cats have not bypassed them.
With the content you need to carefully monitor the condition of the peephole and ears. If necessary, eyes are cleaned with a damp cloth.
The dust of their ears is removed with a cotton swab moistened with vaseline oil.
If the cat will be free to walk on the street, then at least once every three months it is necessary to treat it with preparations from helminths and skin parasites. If symptoms of serious pet disease develop, they should be shown to a veterinarian.
With the disease in cats there is a deterioration of the general condition and a pronounced decrease or complete lack of appetite.
When planning mating blue-eyed cats you need to consider the following nuances:
- In no case can not knit two blue-eyed. High risk of death of the litter or the appearance of kittens with various genetic disorders.
- If you knit about jos azules and oji latent, then one half of the kittens will have blue eyes, and the other will show heterochromia.
- When mating Azules with a cat with heterochromia, blue-eyed kittens in the litter will be much more.
It is necessary to regularly examine the pet’s mouth. Unfortunately, ohoz azules have the same dental problems as the rest of the cats.
There are two ways to keep your teeth safe: feed them with premium premium food or regularly carry out preventive tooth cleaning.
In the diet should be both dry and soft foods. The main ones are chicken, turkey and lean veal.
Occasionally you can pamper your favorite boiled fish.
Some members of this breed love to gnaw vegetables. There is nothing wrong with that.
On the contrary, it is necessary to encourage the desire of the pet and add raw potatoes and cabbage leaves to the diet.
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