Categories: Oriental Shorthair

Picture of a tiny, dark chocolate Oriental Shorthair kitten with huge ears and sharp claws sitting in a hand


Is this a cat? Yes, an Oriental SH with massive ears and an altogether strange appearance for a domestic cat. I don’t know who took the picture.

The Oriental SH is known for slenderness and long legs and, yes, large ears but this strange looking individual has really odd ears. The breeders have altered the anatomy of this cat to the point where the the animal looks unlike a cat as we know it. I know breeders want to take selective breeding to extremes so that their cats stand out but this really is too far.

This page is about the strange photograph. If you’d like to read about the Oriental Shorthair there are some links below….

Oriental cat satisfies CFA breed standard for leg length

Cats of the Oriental breed (shorthair and longhair) are good photographic subjects because they have interesting bodies. That's not a ...
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Picture of wise Oriental Shorthair

He has the distinct appearance of a wise man in his late fifties or sixties. I am stereotyping and I ...
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Young Oriental Shorthair with huge bat ears

Well, what can you say? The ears are weird. I know that the breed standard for the Oriental Shorthair insists ...
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Outstanding Looking Oriental Shorthair Cat

If you like looking at interesting domestic cats this fella might interest you. He has to be an Oriental Shorthair ...
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The Hidden Wildcat in the Oriental Breed

In an extraordinary piece of research, Sarah Hartwell has discovered that there has been a relatively recent influx of wild ...
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Three Amazing Oriental Shorthair Siblings

These are amazing looking cats. You can read about the Oriental Shorthair by clicking on this link. These cats have ...
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Cat Breeds Linked To The Siamese

There are a bunch of cat breeds that have some Siamese cat in them - the "Siamese family of cats" ...
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Michael Broad

Hi, I am 70-years-of-age at 2019. For 14 years before I retired at 57, I worked as a solicitor in general law specialising in family law. Before that I worked in a number of different jobs including professional photography. I have a longstanding girlfriend, Michelle. We like to walk in Richmond Park which is near my home because I love nature and the landscape (as well as cats and all animals).

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