The Oriental is a Siamese longhair with a plume tail.  Graceful, with a fine, silky coat.  Also known as a Mandarin.  The “Shorthair” is indistinguishable from a Siamese except in the accepted colorations.  Shorthair has a long tubular body with a whippy tail.

  • BREED TYPE:  Man-made
  • BODY TYPE:  Foreign
  • COAT TYPE: Longhair and Shorthair
  • SIZE:  Medium
  • TEMPERAMENT:  Highly active and needs lots of attention.  Vocal.  Highly inquisitive and curious, and will be very inventive at getting at what they’re after.  This cat will be a “real!!” close companion.  High percher.  Regardless of your generosity they will end up choosing their own toys.
  • COLORS: All, but not pointed.

Recommended Web Links

Development of the Oriental

CFA Profile

Oriental Shorthairs of America

TICA Standard Longhair

Oriental Shorthair Rescue

The Oriental Cinnamon and Fawn Group

Oriental Cat Association of the UK

Orientals West (Club)

Oriental Shorthair Forum