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Oriental Breed Information
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The Oriental Cat can be a shorthair or longhair. The shorthair Oriental cats coat is short and the hair is fine. The longhair Oriental cats coat is medium length and fine with a downy undercoat. The medium-sized eyes are slightly slanted and almond-shaped. The color is usually green with no flecks. but may be orange or blue. The large ears are pointed and wide at the base. The head forms a triangle from the nose to the tips of the ears. The skull is flat. The nose is straight and long with a fine muzzle and long slim neck. The body is long with great bones and hard muscles. The females may be smaller than the males. The legs are long and slender with front legs shorter than the hind legs. The long tail is thin at the base.
The Oriental cats come in a variety of colors. color combinations and patterns. The solid cats are blue. chestnut. cinnamon. cream. ebony. fawn. lavender. red. white. blue-cream. fawn-cream and lavender-cream. The silver cats are blue. chestnut. cinnamon. cream. ebony. fawn. lavender. parti-color and red. The Smoke color cats are blue. red. chestnut. cinnamon. cream. ebony. fawn and lavender. The tabby pattern cats are classic. mackerel. spotted. ticked and patched. The tabby cats are blue. blue silver. cream. cream silver. cinnamon. cinnamon silver. chestnut. chestnut silver. ebony. ebony silver. fawn. fawn silver. lavender. lavender silver. red and red silver. The color point and white cats are seal. blue. chocolate. lilac. cinnamon. fawn. red. cream. tortoiseshell. shaded. smoke. lynx and silver lynx. The tortoiseshell cats are cinnamon. chestnut and ebony. They can also be pointed and van pointed.
The Oriental Cats shorthair coat is relatively simple. You can use a soft glove or solid rubber curry type brush. The longhair coat requires extra grooming. A good steel comb or brush would do with long sweeping strokes.
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