The Havana Brown, was the result of planned breedings between Siamese and domestic black cats, by a group of cat fanciers in the 1950s. Similar to the oriental shorthair, full color cats, also known as non-blue eyed Siamese. Early breeders introduced Russian Blue into their breeding, however it is thought almost none remains in the gene pool.
From the tip of its nose to the end of its long, whippy tail, the Oriental is a study in sleek design. Don’t be fooled by the svelte, tubular body; these cats have surprising weight and muscle tone and are neither frail nor fragile.