Oriental Shorthair

 

To Siamese and Oriental Shorthair
Body

The medium sized, elegant cat is slender and muscular. The body is elongated and lithe.
The rib cage and the shoulders are not wider than the hips.
The legs are long and slender, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is very long, whippy, thin at the base and ends in a pointed tip.
The neck is long and slender.

Head

The head is wedge-shaped. The wedge starts at the nose and broadens on both sides in straight
lines to the ears. The nose is long and straight, the forehead is flat. The profile is slightly convex.
The muzzle is fine, with a strong chin, forming a vertical line with the tip of the nose.

Ears

The ears are very large with a broad base and pointed. They are set so that the outer edges continue

the sides of the wedge.

Eyes The eyes are almond-shaped and set slightly at a slant, in harmony with the wedge-shape of the head.
The distance between the eyes is not less than the width of an eye.
The colour is an intense green.
Coat The coat is very short, glossy and close lying to the body. It has a silky texture and no undercoat.
Colour varieties All colours and patterns without white and without points are recognized. The description of colours
is listed in the general list of colours.
Faults
  • too deep set eyes
Faults excluding the CAC
  • more yellow than green pigmentation in the eye colour
 
Scale of points
Body 25 points
Head 25 points
Eyes 15 points
Coat texture 20 points
Coat colour and pattern 10 points
Condition 5 points
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