Oriental Cats in the UK


Oriental Longhair Breed Numbers and Colours

With such a wide range of colours and patterns in a single breed of cat, the numbers on a pedigree can be very confusing. This will all be simplified in due course with the adoption of EMS as the breed numbering system. For details see here

This is a list of breed numbers for all the recognised colours of Oriental Longhair. The basic breed number is 62. To define the pattern and colour, this is followed by a further number and letter(s) which are based mainly on the numbers used for British Shorthairs, with additions where the pattern or colour does not exist in that breed. (This system is also used for other breeds with multiple patterns & colours, such as Main Coons, Norwegian Forest Cats and Rexes.) It looks chaotic, but it does have a kind of logic!

All patterns of Tabby (Ticked, Spotted, Mackerel and Classic) share a single breed number for each colour because the actual tabby pattern is not a very important feature of the breed.

Non-agouti - Self, Tortie & Smoke   Agouti - Tabby & Shaded
ColourBreed No   Colour Tabby
Breed No
Shaded
Breed No
White Self, blue-eyed62 14  
White Self, odd-eyed62 14b
White Self, green-eyed62 14c
Black Self62 15 Brown (Black)62 20 62 43
Blue Self62 16 Blue 62 20a 62 43a
Chocolate Self62 15b Chocolate 62 20b 62 43b
Lilac Self 62 15c Lilac 62 20c 62 43c
Red Self62 15d Red 62 20d 62 43d
Cream Self62 17 Cream 62 20f 62 43f
Apricot Self 62 15fn Apricot 62 20fn 62 43fn
Cinnamon Self62 15k Cinnamon 62 20k 62 43k
Caramel Self62 15n Caramel 62 20n 62 43n
Fawn Self62 15r Fawn62 20r 62 43r
Tortie (black)62 21 Tortie (black)62 20e 62 43e
Blue Tortie62 28  Blue Tortie62 20g 62 43g
Chocolate Tortie62 21b  Chocolate Tortie62 20h 62 43h
Lilac Tortie62 21c  Lilac Tortie62 20j 62 43j
Cinnamon Tortie62 21k  Cinnamon Tortie62 20m 62 43m
Caramel Tortie62 21n  Caramel Tortie62 20p 62 43p
Fawn Tortie62 21r  Fawn Tortie62 20y 62 43y
Black Smoke62 36  Black Silver62 18 62 43s
Blue Smoke62 36a  Blue Silver62 18a 62 43as
Chocolate Smoke62 36b  Chocolate Silver62 18b 62 43bs
Lilac Smoke62 36c  Lilac Silver62 18c 62 43cs
Red Smoke62 36d  Red Silver62 18d 62 43ds
Cream Smoke62 36f  Cream Silver62 18f 62 43fs
Apricot Smoke 62 36fn  Apricot Silver 62 18fn 62 43fns
Cinnamon Smoke62 36k  Cinnamon Silver62 18k 62 43ks
Caramel Smoke62 36n  Caramel Silver62 18n 62 43ns
Fawn Smoke62 36r  Fawn Silver62 18r 62 43rs
Tortie Smoke (black)62 36e  Tortie Silver62 18e 62 43es
Blue Tortie Smoke62 36g  Blue Tortie Silver62 18g 62 43gs
Chocolate Tortie Smoke62 36h  Chocolate Tortie Silver62 18h 62 43hs
Lilac Tortie Smoke62 36j  Lilac Tortie Silver62 18j 62 43js
Cinnamon Tortie Smoke62 36m  Cinnamon Tortie Silver62 18m 62 43ms
Caramel Tortie Smoke62 36p  Caramel Tortie Silver62 18p 62 43ps
Fawn Tortie Smoke62 36y  Fawn Tortie Silver62 18y 62 43ys

Pointed Oriental Longhairs
Non-agouti - Self & Tortie   Tabby
ColourSelf
Breed No
Tortie
Breed No
   Breed NoTortie
Breed No
Seal62 40 162 40 6 62 40 1162 40 16
Blue62 40 262 40 8 62 40 1262 40 18
Chocolate62 40 362 40 9 62 40 1362 40 19
Lilac62 40 462 40 10 62 40 1462 40 20
Red62 40 5  62 40 15 
Cream62 40 7 62 40 17
Apricot62 40 33 62 40 34
Caramel62 40 2562 40 26 62 40 2762 40 28
Cinnamon62 40 2162 40 22 62 40 2362 40 24
Fawn62 40 2962 40 30 62 40 3162 40 32
followed by the letter s for smoke or silver tabby points

Variants have the appropriate breed number for their pattern and colour, followed by the letter v.
e.g. A Chocolate Tortie Silver Shaded Oriental Longhair Variant is 62 43hsv.

These pages were brought up to date from the original by Julia May which is still accessible here:- Palantir

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