Oriental - Bicolour

History

If you want to read the full history of the Oriental breed click here. The Oriental bicolour first appeared in the 1970s in America. This variation was achieved by crossing Siamese with a Bicolour American Shorthair. The first bicolour Oriental in the UK arrived in 2004.

Behaviour

To read about the Oriental behaviour click here.

Varieties

Various self colours (including red, lilac, blue, black), shades, and patterns (tortie, tabby, and some colourpoints always with white areas)

Breed Details

  • Status: Common
  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Rough date of Origin: 1970s
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: High
  • Vocalness: High
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Playfull
  • Grooming Requirements: Less than once per week
  • Weight: 4.0 - 6.5kg
  • Size: Small
  • Allergy friendly: Yes
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: House Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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