The Oriental is a magical breed of variety and color. It starts with the essence of Siamese and adds the sprinkled flavorings of the rainbow. Orientals have an infinite number of colors and pattern combinations.
Colorpoint shorthairs are the first cousins of the Siamese. This breed is distinguished by its elegance in sixteen different "point colors" beyond the four Siamese colors (blue, lilac, chocolate, and seal).
Siamese have fascinated people around the world since they were first officially exported from Thailand, or as it was known then Siam, in the late eighteen hundreds. Their sleek lines, striking color contrast, finely chiseled aristocratic heads, deep blue almond eyes, and short silky coats make them living art. Combine this beauty with acute intelligence, inquisitive personality and a loving nature and you have the essence of the Siamese cat.
These breeds of cats are the natural athletes of the cat world. They love to run, leap, explore, and play fetch. They are social, talkative and loving companions.