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The Javanese - also called Oriental Longhair -  is a cat of oriental type, like his close relatives, the Balinese,  the Siamese and the Oriental Shorthair:
a very elegant, graceful and semi-longhaired cat. it is said that this breed got its name after the dancers of Java.

The Oriental Longhair cat is of medium size, her body is slender and long, yet with a very well developed muscle strength, which is quite hard and firm. The legs are high (long) and slender with fine oval paws. The boning is fine and delicate.
The head builds a long wedge which tapers to a fine muzzle. The nose is absolutely straight and long. The jaws are fine built. When viewing the head in profile a long straight line can be seen, which starts at the top of the head and continues straight to the tip of the nose. When viewing the head from the front side the outer edges of the head build a long triangle.
The skull is not supposed to be flat, it is rounded, as if the cat would wear a round helmet.
The neck is long, slender and graceful, thus emphasizing the elegant lines of the Oriental Longhair cat.
The eyes are almond in shape and slanted to the base of the ears. Their colour is of a striking green colour. This combination between the almond shape and the oblique placement of the eyes emphasizes the oriental appearance of this breed.
The ears are very large, very wide at their base, thus completing the triangular shape of the head and continuing the outer lines of the head.
The coat is semi-long (not very long), very fine and shows almost no undercoat. When you stroke the coat you get the feeling of pure silk. Oriental Longhair cat are the solid coloured counterpart to Balinese, their green eye colour makes this breed very attractive.
The tail is very long, rather thin and tapers to its tip. The coat on the tail is not very bushy, rather flowing and forming a plume.


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Oriental Longhair exist in the same colours as Oriental Shorthair:
  • black, blue
  • chocolate and lilac
  • red and cream
  • cinnamon and fawn
  • tortie, i.e. with tortie patches (patches are red in black, chocolate and cinnamon cats, and patches are cream in blue, lilac and fawn cats), all colours as mentioned above
  • and all these colours exist also with tabby pattern - blotched, mackerel, spotted and ticked, f.e. blue mackerel, black ticked, red blotched, etc.
  • all these colours exist also with silver as Smoke or as silver tabby, f.e. black smoke, chocolate smoke, tortie smoke, red silver spotted, blue silver ticked, bluetortie silver mackerel, etc.
  • all these colours can be also with white, f.e. black and white, red and white, blue blotched with white, etc.

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CH. Izhayla's Rishona Seliyi sê Iriana, tortie mackerel bicolour
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Int.CH. Faridah Khai Muk, bluetortie ticked
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Owner Annet Wouters

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Izhayla's Oralee sê Keola Restiemoor, lilac bicolour
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Oriental Longhair cats exist as long as Balinese or Oriental Shorthair do exist, because many of the original Siamese lines carried the rezessive gene for longhair. Probably that gene for longhair traces its origin back to crossings between Siamese and Turkish Angora or longhaired cats of oriental body type. In England also outcrosses from Oriental Shorthair to Turkish Angora had been made, because Turkish Angora shall have an oriental body type. The names for this breed are confusing between the various cat organisations. In CFA all Colourpoints, except the 4 basic colours (seal, blue, chocolate and lilac) are called Javanese, and are recognized since 1986 in CFA, the solid coloured cats are called Oriental Longhair in CFA and are recognized since 1995, thus representing a rather young breed. Solid coloured Oriental Longhair cats are recognized in other federations already for a long time. In GCCF in England those solid coloured Oriental Longhair cats had been called Angoras up to now (do not mix them up with the Turkish Angora, which is a separate breed), and will be renamed to Oriental Longhair with June 2003. In FIFe those solid coloured Oriental Longhair cats had been called Javanese up to now. In some other federations they are called Mandarins.



Oriental Longhairs are talkative cats, they can get quite loud sometimes. Females, which are in heat, and lonely studs can cry with an ear splitting voice. But, in general they are more quiet and not so loud as Siamese. The Oriental Longhair loves to communicate with her owner. They are active cats, who like to play. If they feel lonely without any playmate, they create one, and anything will be dedicated to become their playmate. Oriental Longhairs like to jump quite high, but they keep their balance between the narrowest things with great elegance, thus disrupting or disturbing very seldom something.
Oriental Longhairs are no outdoor cats, they like a cosy warm place. They like to sleep on top of radiators, the television or the computer, or anything which creates heat.
They love their owners and demand attention and affection, they enjoy riding on their shoulders or cuddling on their knees, or to cuddle in bed under a warm blanket.
These extremely intelligent cats make very good companions for people, who like to have constant companionship. Oriental Longhairs will follow you, wherever you go, if you sit down, they will sit on your lap, if you eat, they will sit besides you on the chair, without being demanding or begging for food, if go to bed, they will enjoy to sleep in your bed with you. With Oriental Longhairs you will have a very attractive companion and they will be your friends for a life time.



Oriental Longhairs require rather little grooming, because of their thin coat. Brushing their coat and combing it gentle will remove dead hears and will produce a lovely silk-like glistening coat.



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