Odd eye and Blue eye Bicolor Persian History - the World's first!
Odd eye and blue eye Persians - Purrinlot's starting point, our story, my joy, the Blessing!
GRC Purrinlot Jacob Said-MyEyes Is Me
odd eye brown tabby and white
CFA first odd eye bi-color Persian Grand Champion!
A Little history. I hope you can follow my story. :-)
Many years ago, I had a vision to breed blue-eyed bicolor Persians. I was told that they didn't exist and that, even if they did, they couldn't be registered. So I went on a quest to find a way not only to make them, but also to show and register them. The Lord shared with me that He was quilting my dream. He had a plan, a hope and, a future for me, and over the years He has begun to sew the pieces of the quilt into place with the threads of the genes at Purrinlot.
In May 1999, CFA approved the blue-eyed and odd-eyed bicolor for championship status. As a member of the bicolor division of the Persian Breed Council, I helped vote this in and have looked forward to the day I could show one that I had bred. The odd-eye gene of bicolors was, like the backing of the quilt, the first big piece of the quilt.
Originally, I hand't planned for Jacob to stay at Purrinlot because I really didn't need another male. He was very small and weak at birth and almost died. I tube-fed him for three weeks before he learned to nurse on his own. While tubing him one evening, I noticed that one of his eyes glowed. I immediately asked all my friends to pray even harder that this boy would survive, since he was the first odd-eye bi-color born at Purrinlot. The name Jacob means "may God protect [him],"and God has.
Because of his eyes and the bond we developed, I knew I couldn't just let him go. In the Bible, Jacob's father's name was Isaac. My Jacob says, "My Eyes-Is (Isaac) me." He would receive the birthright from his father (bought from his brother) and carry it on. Now, the father of Isaac was Abraham, the father of faith, so Jacob is a few generations into the working on the promise to come. And I have the faith!
(a little typology and play of words here<g>)
Jacob's sister, the second-born of the same litter, surprised me even more! Shortly after noticing Jacob's eyes, I thought I saw one of her eyes glowing. Every evening I'd check her eyes, and when I did, I became more and more convinced that she, too, was an odd-eye bicolor.
Purrinlot Mezmoreyes'd Promise, aka, Promise
odd eye brown patch tabby and white
Promise is an odd-eye, brown patch / tabby and white. Her name represents the amazing promises that God gives to us. When I look into this kitten's eyes, I am mesmerized by how good God is. He shared with me that I would have a blue-eye program someday, and these two odd-eyed kittens are just the beginning of the gene pool from which God is fashioning my quilt.
For more info on my bicolor program
Feline Eye Color explained in full, detailed with pictures. :-)
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
"And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship."