You can read part 1 here.
Last time I talked about eye colors, but today it will be about eye-shapes.
The eyes of a wild cat are oval and a bit slanted. Even though the preference of North American breeders are round, big eyes. The breeds that look the most like a wild cats, like the Maine Coon, have those “wild” eyes. Breeders have made the natural form of the eyes rounder and sharper.
Old western breeds like the Chartreux have round eyes, oriental breeds have almond-shaped eyes. Even though there are a few ‘oriental’ breeds with round eyes, like the Burmese. Extremity in the shape can lead to problems. A very round head with a flat face infects easily. Slanted eyes can get slimy, and infect easily as well.