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Oriental Tabby

The Oriental Tabby is a recognised breed of cat, unlike the Tabby, which is simply the name given to any cat with a certain pattern on its coat. The body shape of the Oriental Tabby is much the same as the Siamese cat, but with a more diverse range of colorings and patterns. These cats have almond-shaped eyes and a wedge-shaped head, which gives it the Oriental look, as well large ears. The cat is slim, but muscular and many believe it to look rather elegant. Despite its somewhat fragile appearance, this cat is very solid and hardy.


The Oriental Tabby is an intelligent cat and highly inquisitive. They are also quite vocal and even their purr is loud when they are happy. They seem content to "talk" to their owners as long as they can. This breed is friendly and highly sociable. They are loyal, devoted and loving towards their owners and are even quick to warm to strangers. With socialization, these cats will bond well with small children and even other domestic pets making them a great family cat. This cat does demand quite a lot of attention from their owners although they can also be very independent from time to time.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

    Female: 8 pounds (3kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    8-12 years is the average

  • Litter Size

    5 kittens is the average litter size.

  • Grooming

    The coat requires little grooming and should be easy to take care of. It only needs to be brushed once a week to keep the fur free from knots and to discourage hairballs. The Oriental Tabby enjoys being groomed.

  • Recognition