Oriental Shorthair


Oriental Semilonghair

To Semi-longhair breeds


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • 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