From the tip of its nose to the end of its long, whippy tail, the Oriental is magnificent in design. This elegant cat gracefully glides across the room on its tall, slender legs. The lines of the Oriental's angular head flow into its large flaring ears, and are complimented by its almond shaped eyes. Don’t be fooled by the svelte, tubular body; these cats have surprising weight and muscle tone and are neither frail nor fragile, in fact they are quite the opposite and never fail to impress.
Orientals represent a diverse group of cats that have their foundation in the Siamese breed. When the Oriental was accepted by various cat societies in 1977 it rapidly became one of the most popular breeds. With the diversity of colours the Oriental breed can provide a cat for just about anyone.
With more than 300 different colours and patterns to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find an Oriental kitten that will make you weak at the knees.
Orientals will greet you at the door and tell you all about their day, and will help you unpack your shopping in the hope that you bought them something too. They “take They have been known to open a drawer or a door, or empty your purse to discover their favourite toy. Give Orientals the attention and affection they so desperately need, and they will do anything to please you. Ignore them, and they will droop with despair.
These elegant, svelte cats remain playful and loyal. In the busiest moments, your Oriental will find a way to interrupt your activities; a little nudge while you eat, or some help tying your shoes laces before you leave in the morning. In the calmest of times they’ll share the warmth of your lap, provide a comforting purr, and nuzzle your chin when you need it the most.
Orientals are the true “clowns” of the cat fancy who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Oriental cats generally have green oriental shaped eyes slanting towards the nose and centre of ear placing. The coat is short, glossy and close lying with an alert and intelligent expression.