Oriental bicolor cat: characteristics and behavior – discover this breed in Dogalize
The Oriental Bicolor cat is any type of Oriental type cat and with any pattern but with white areas on its coat. These white areas are caused by a white spotting gene.
Although there were some experimental breeding done in the UK to obtain this particular cat breed, the Oriental Bicolor cat was later developed in the United States by Lindajean Grillo. In 1979, Grillo started to mate Siamese and American Shorthair cats. She selected the best bicolor offspring and mated these back with Siamese and Orientals.
TICA recognized the breed in 1983.
The key characteristic in the standards for an Oriental Bicolor cat is the coat color. The cat has to be 1/3 white and white on the face and paws. After that, the color can be varied, from black to honey. Just as the coat can vary color, so do the eyes, but green is the most desired. The face is angular, a trait they bring from the Siamese.
Their bodies are long and slender.
Like most Oriental breeds, these cats are very vocal and love to be the center of attention. These cats require attention from their owners. They are very playful and very vocal. They can get along with adults and children above 6 years old. In general, this cat is affectionate and loving.
Caring for an Oriental Bicolor cat
This is a very active cat. Try to spend intervals of 10-15 minutes of playtime. This will help maintain a healthy body. Groom him once a week to avoid matting, remove dead hair, and help circulation. Since their coat is very thin, if you brush them too hard, you can damage their skin. So, a gentle weekly brush is all they need.
These cats require a lot of attention to keep their minds busy. This is a healthy breed with no known genetic issues.
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