siam origin. oriental shorthair is a member of the Siamese. what sets these 2 breeds apart is the wide variety of colors n patterns combinations. they have large pointy ears, wedge-shaped head n long slender, elegant bodies. the breed is said to be more dog-like in personality than cats, being too demanding n reliant on humans.
the long haired version of the oriental shorthair (the Oriental Longhair), simply carries the long hair gene. the oriental may suffer some serious sickness similar to the siamese. never knew they were similar breeds until now! or could it be because all cats look too similar?