A combination of curiosity and intelligence, this striking Oriental is always prepared for a good chase.
In 1971, a cross between a shaded silver hybrid cat and a red-point Siamese produced a litter of kittens in mixed colors. One kitten, which had the coat pattern known as smoke, inspired breeders to create a new-look Oriental.
Each hair of a Smoke’s coat has two color bands. The top band may be either a solid color—including blue, black, red, and chocolate—or tortoiseshell; beneath this, the hair is very pale or white for at least one-third of its length.
The pale hair shows through the darker color and is particularly noticeable when the cat moves.
Breed Registries: CFA, FIFe, GCCF, TICA
Weight Range: 9–14 lb (4–6.5 kg)
Colors and patterns: Oriental solid colors and tortie and patterns.