Oriental Longhair Resource
Recently accepted as a version of the Oriental Shorthair, the Oriental Longhair has a semi-longhair coat, which softens and adds grace to the long lines of the Oriental body. The two largest cat associations treat these cats differently. The Cat Fanciers’ Association allows Oriental Longhairs and Oriental Shorthairs to compete as divisions within a single breed, while The International Cat Association judges them phenotypically (by the breed they look like). Under TICA’s system, for example, longhair Orientals would compete with Balinese and Javanese.