Bob Agresta and Joann Kultala
CFA Breed Profile: Oriental
An Oriental Shorthair Blue Eyed White. The line of the nose
and middle of the ear form a triangular wedge.
With over 300 different colors and patterns to choose from
you’re guaranteed to find an Oriental that will tickle your fancy. Imagine a Siamese wearing a head to toe coat in white
cinnamon or fawn. These are our solids. For a sparkling undercoat
stir in the silver gene
and you have a smoke Oriental. Perhaps
you'd like the color restricted to the tips of the hair. For this
we have the shadeds to whet your appetite. Paint splashes of red and-or cream on any of these coats and you have a parti-color.
'Orientals represent a diverse group of cats that have their foundation in the Siamese breed. When the Oriental Shorthair was accepted for championship status in 1977 it rapidly became one of CFA’s most popular breeds. With the 1995 addition of the Oriental Longhair into this family of sleek
muscular felines the Oriental breed can provide a cat for just about anyone.