Oriental Cats come in a myriad of colors. We have two divisions: Shorthair and Longhair. All colors are available in both divisions.
Each Division is separated into nine (10) color classes: Solid, Parti-Color, Smoke, Shaded, Classic Tabby, Mackerel Tabby, Spotted Tabby, Ticked Tabby, Bi-Color and Pointed. Below are some examples of our beautiful colors and patterns.
Solid Color Class:
The coat color should be of uniform density and color from the tip to the root of each hair and from the nose to the tail.
Smoke Color Class:
Cat in repose appears solid in color. In motion the color is clearly apparent. Each hair has a narrow band of white at the base of hairs next to the skin which may be seen when the fur is parted. This color is a result of the silver gene on a solid or parti-colored colored cat.
Shaded Color Class:
The shaded cat has a white, ivory to pale honey, or apricot undercoat, with a mantle of colored tipping shading down from the sides, face and tail from dark on the ridge to white on the chin, chest underside and under the tail. Can come in any of the solid colors above, with the exception of white.
A solid cat with patches of red/cream or softly intermingled areas of red/cream on both body and extremities (dilute colors exhibit cream instead of red).
Classic Tabby Color Class:
Large solid blotch on each side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings. Side markings should be the same on both sides. Double vertical rows of buttons on chest and stomach. Can come in any of the base colors, with or without silver, and with or without the expression of red.
Mackerel Tabby Color Class:
Narrow pencil lines run down the body from the back to the stomach. Can come in any of the base colors, with or without silver, and with or without the expression of red.
Spotted Tabby Color Class:
Pattern of spots on body, with preference given to round, evenly distributed spots. Can come in any of the base colors, with or without silver, and with or without the expression of red.
Ticked Tabby Color Class:
The body hairs are ticked with various shades of marking color and ground color. Body when viewed from top to be free from noticeable spots, stripes, or blotches, except for darker dorsal shading. Can come in any of the base colors, with or without silver, and with or without the expression of red.
Bi-Color Color Class:
Bi-colors should conform to the established standard for their co-existing pattern, with the addition of white feet, legs, underside, chest and muzzle, including an inverted "V" blaze on the face. These cats can come in any of the color and pattern combinations listed above (except white), and additionally pointed colors with white as well.
Pointed Color Class:
Points: mask, ears,feet, legs, and tail dense and clearly defined. All of the same shade. Mask covers entire face including whisker pads and is connected to ears by tracings.Body: Subtle shading is permissible, but a clear body is preferable.