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oriental shorthair

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
looking for a young adult oriental, can anyone send me to a site or a breeder? thanks
post #2 of 24
I know of several nice people/catteries of oriental breeders. Are you looking for a pet, show, etc.? and where do you live (state)?

You could also check CFA's Breeder Referral site where they list retired show cats looking for homes.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
sorry it took so long to get back, I am interested in a solid color oriental, I am not having any luck with finding a young adult aged 1-3 so i am thinking kitten now. Male for a pet, in the northern CA and surrounding areas.
post #4 of 24
Here is a link to the Fanciers Breeder Referral List. I found several breeders in Northern California. http://www.breedlist.com/breeders/oris_ac.html You may also want to check the CFA website for shows in your area. You can meet the breeders in person.

Lynda
post #5 of 24
Also if you don't need a pedigree with it, try Petfinders in your area. I've done searches for breeds and found quite a few nice looking "purebred" cats that have been turned in the shelters.
post #6 of 24
Oooh how exciting! Keep us posted!
post #7 of 24
I forgot about one of the ACFA judges who has very nice orientals. She lives in Washington state (I think). Her cattery name is Chipmonk.


http://www.geocities.com/catcantdoo/
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
I checked all those sights, Thanks. I want a solid, I have a hook up on a retired female cinnamon, & a male chestnut. Which is why on another topic I asked if they were the same color. I am anxiously awaiting pictures, I guess I am not very patient! LOL (tapping fingers)
post #9 of 24
Cinnamon and chestnut are not the same - cinnamon has much more "red" cast to the color while chestnut is basically a mocha chocolate. They don't call them chocolate orientals - they call them chestnut.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by dmcwlvssr
looking for a young adult oriental, can anyone send me to a site or a breeder? thanks
Could I ask a favor of you? Could you post or email me a photo of a 2 year old Oriental shorthair? I have a black cat with the body, tail and VOICE of one but his ears are too short and his head is not pointy enough. I KNOW he is part but I would really like to see how they look as adults.

My guy is a black but he does have a few white hairs in him.
post #11 of 24
http://www.izhayla.nl/colors/torbie/zwart/black_26.jpg


http://re2.mm-b1.yimg.com/image/472741577


http://www.showcatsonline.com/images...typha_nite.jpg



Here's three examples (one is solid black) the other is a silver tabby but you can see the type of the oriental shorthair (head/ears) better.

The last one is one of THE BEST ORIENTALS I've ever seen. I've personally seen this cat at many shows about 20 yrs ago. He is a gorgeous example of the breed and I fell in love with him. You have to see Typha in person to appreciate him. The shine on his coat could be seen from across the room!
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
http://www.izhayla.nl/colors/torbie/zwart/black_26.jpg
http://re2.mm-b1.yimg.com/image/472741577
http://www.showcatsonline.com/images...typha_nite.jpg

Here's three examples (one is solid black) the other is a silver tabby but you can see the type of the oriental shorthair (head/ears) better.

The last one is one of THE BEST ORIENTALS I've ever seen. I've personally seen this cat at many shows about 20 yrs ago. He is a gorgeous example of the breed and I fell in love with him. You have to see Typha in person to appreciate him. The shine on his coat could be seen from across the room!
WELL! Panther is DEFINATELY Part OSH but his head is too broad and his ears too small. His Body looks exactly like one though and he HAS A VOICE! LOL!

Thanks for the photos I had been thinking maybe as they matured they got heavier and grew into their ears, but i can see they don't!
post #13 of 24
Since OSH's are slendar built you want to keep the "tube" body BUT that doesn't mean you starve them. They should be SOLID - you'd be surprised at the weight of a healthy slendar body OSH. They can weigh a good 7-8 lbs without looking it.

The trick is to keep them active and not just sit around. OSH's who are caged a lot (stud males retired from show) have a tendency to put on extra weight. Its not that easy to keep a good show cat in condition if the breed has to be "tublier" in build - this would apply to OSH, Siamese, Cornish Rex and a few others.

BTW seeing Typha Nite Sprite again gives me goosebumps! He also was a Grand Champion (first) in CFA - granded easily and was a regional/national winner in CFA too.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Since OSH's are slendar built you want to keep the "tube" body BUT that doesn't mean you starve them. They should be SOLID - you'd be surprised at the weight of a healthy slendar body OSH. They can weigh a good 7-8 lbs without looking it.

The trick is to keep them active and not just sit around. OSH's who are caged a lot (stud males retired from show) have a tendency to put on extra weight. Its not that easy to keep a good show cat in condition if the breed has to be "tublier" in build - this would apply to OSH, Siamese, Cornish Rex and a few others.

BTW seeing Typha Nite Sprite again gives me goosebumps! He also was a Grand Champion (first) in CFA - granded easily and was a regional/national winner in CFA too.
Panther now weights 13 pounds BUT he could use to lose a few! He eats everybodys food! He DOES have the body of the oriental short hair and DID have the head but as he matures he is not so slender. HIS head DOES look like one but he is too broad beteen the ears.

HE is ONE stuborn fella but VERY dear and loves to give kitty kisses. I dont' have a scanner so I will have to get my photos on a CD but here is one of him.
Panther on computer desk watching me compute is about 5 months aga and he has really matured since then. Wish I knew how old he is!


Panther just about to Pounce on Ben who is on his back in the back yard, Here is how he looks now. HE is smaller and thinner than Ben but weighs more!
post #15 of 24
One thing I don't want to be misunderstood - you have to judge the weight with the size of the cat. Go by height and length. If your cat is solid and still has the more slendar looking body - keep him that way. My 14 yr old rex weighed a solid 7/8 lbs. He was tall and long. If he picked up a few pounds you could tell as his "tuck up" would not be there. One vet (didn't go there again tried to tell me he should be weighing 10-12 lbs - figured every cat should weigh that).

My HHP was a solid 14 lbs - and was not fat - he could even go to 16 lbs and not be fat looking - he was tall and long. A normal mixed breed usually weighs about 10-12 lbs - some bigger cats can carry more weight - your maine coons are 14/15 lbs and ragdolls can be bigger.
post #16 of 24
Panther is a hunk!
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Panther is a hunk!
He is heavy but yet smaller in size than Ben. He HAS the Siamese voice though! MAUW all the time! BUT I LOVE IT!


He is SO different than my "traditional" or "Apple-headed" Siamese, Kotton. No long lean body on HER, as you can see! LOL!

Kotton lying on computer room floor next to red blanket
post #18 of 24
You should hear my Nana's siamese Mork's meow - he sounds just like a Persian!
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
You should hear my Nana's siamese Mork's meow - he sounds just like a Persian!
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Kotton NEVER talks - only SCREAMS when something happens she does not like (such as Panther chasing her!) but Panther talks all the time! Who says WOMEN talk too much! LOL!
post #20 of 24
Actually if you read on the background of the Siamese, you'd find that in "Siam" there were 2 different types of siamese all along. The temple cat siamese were the leaner more refined type (similar to the show type) and the "street" siamese were like Kotton - heavier boned.

When the Europeons went there, they picked up and took home the street type of siamese that was more available (you had to be special to get a temple siamese). So the "traditional" type was the standard in 1800/early 1900's. That is where you get the more rounded body, heavier boned and rounder head siamese you see in early cat shows or in early pictures.

When the more refined siamese came out of China, then the show siamese started to change.

Personally I'd like a little of both - a more slender body but with a little more traditional head - not too extreme on either.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Actually if you read on the background of the Siamese, you'd find that in "Siam" there were 2 different types of siamese all along. The temple cat siamese were the leaner more refined type (similar to the show type) and the "street" siamese were like Kotton - heavier boned.

When the Europeons went there, they picked up and took home the street type of siamese that was more available (you had to be special to get a temple siamese). So the "traditional" type was the standard in 1800/early 1900's. That is where you get the more rounded body, heavier boned and rounder head siamese you see in early cat shows or in early pictures.

When the more refined siamese came out of China, then the show siamese started to change.

Personally I'd like a little of both - a more slender body but with a little more traditional head - not too extreme on either.
FASCINATING! Where did you look to find this info out? I would LOVE to read more on this!

Panther appears to be a cross between the 2 types. He is MOSTLY the oriental shorthair but his ears are too short and nose is not roman enough. Of course to ME he is perfect!
Missy sits behind HER boys as they check out the mean dog next door

You can see here that Ben is Chunky but Panther is quite lean!
post #22 of 24
I"m not sure where I got it. Was either out of a Siamese book or from Siamese breeders who were explaining the different types. I found it fastinating too and realize why there are two types.

You may try searching the web for History of Siamese Cat or something like that.

It makes sense if you think about it. How could you get the leaner body from the "street" siamese? There had to be another style.

The original cornish rex was a little heavier and taller then today's rexes in the rings - due to the influence of the smaller/leaner siamese there were used when the rex came to America. I think the Europeon and Australian rexes are a little bigger then the American - tho that will change as more breeders use American rex in their lines.
post #23 of 24
think the Europeon and Australian rexes are a little bigger then the American - tho that will change as more breeders use American rex in their lines.

I know that the Europeon DOGS are bigger than the Americans. I had A Standard Poodle and he was a throw back to the original German type with a HEAvY body.

I just wish a cat show would come into Stanislaus County - near me. I would love to go and see all the cats and compare.
post #24 of 24
Heidi, cat shows are SO much fun! Definitly worth travelling if there is one a few hours from you!
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