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Oriental Shorthair overview
Developed from Siamese crosses, the Oriental is a Siamese in a full coloured coat. The self chocolate is known as the Havana and the white as the Foreign White.
Caramels and fawns have Preliminary status, smokes, creams and apricots have Provisional status and all other Orientals have Championship status. Friendly and very lively, although they can be very noisy. Needs minimal grooming.
Other known names for Oriental Shorthair
Oriental Shorthair foreign names
Oosterse Korthaar (Dutch), Orientalisch Kurzhaar (German), Gato Oriental de Pelo Corto (Spanish)
No 37 (GCCF) / OSH (FIFe)
Long, svelte and muscular.
Very short, fine and close-lying.
Green, except for white cats which must be blue-eyed.
Self, smoke, spotted, classic tabby, mackerel tabby, ticked tabby, silver tabby and shaded.
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Oriental Shorthair – Breed standard
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