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Description of Oriental Cat

´╗┐The Breed History

Orientals, or Oriental Shorthairs/Longhairs are strikingly similar to the Siamese apart from the lack of points. Thailand is the original source of the progenitors of this breed. These self-colored Orientals were previously termed Foreign Shorthairs in the UK and Europe. In the UK, the Oriental White still retains the designation Foreign White. The Oriental breed is relatively recently developed; in the 1950s in Britain and in the early 1960s in America, Siamese were crossed with domestic shorthairs to produce the original Oriental Shorthair specimens. Foreign Shorthairs were also imported to the USA. The CFA accepted this breed for championship status in 1977. The Longhair division was established in CFA in 1995 after 10 years of breed development in America. In other associations they are sometimes not placed in separate divisions. If offspring of Orientals are born with points, they cannot be shown as Siamese in CFA. Outcrossing to Siamese and Colorpoint is allowed in the Shorthair division. Oriental Longhair cats may be outcrossed to Siamese, Colorpoint, Balinese or Javanese.

Physical Characteristics

Weight: males 9-12 lb (4-5.5 kg), females are a bit smaller

Coat: All colors and patterns (300) are recognized except pointed cats, sepia, and mink. Pointed cats can be registered as Orientals, but not shown. Smoke, tabbies, solid, and shaded are the four major show divisions of patterns in UK, while in CFA, bi-color and parti-color classes also exist. The color black in this breed is termed

Ebony. The Oriental Shorthair coat is very short, flat lying and soft textured, and in Oriental Longhairs, it is a short-medium length single coat, close lying and hairs are fine in texture. Hairs are longer on the tail.

Eyes: Eyes are medium sized, and almond in shape. Cross-eyed cats are penalized.Eyes may be green, though in white and bi-color cats in America, they may also be odd-eyed, green or blue, and in the UK, white cats are accepted with blue eyes only.

Points of Conformation: Medium sized cats, the limbs are long. The conformation is a classic foreign Oriental tubular cat. The head is a tapering-wedge shape with a long nose; on profile head and nose are completely flat with no break. No whisker pad pinch. The flared ears are large with pointed tips, and the neck is long and slender. Tail is long and thin; almost whip like, and tapers to a point; in longhairs, is well plumed. The paws are small, compact and oval.

Grooming: Minimal grooming needed. Some do not recommend bathing. Rubber curry and chamois are adequate.

Thanks for description - Animal life club

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