The Oriental is a medium-sized cat, beautifully balanced, with head, ears and neck carried on a long, svelte, well-muscled body, supported on slender legs, with feet and tail in proportion. The head and profile should be wedge-shaped, neither round nor pointed. The expression is alert and intelligent. Males are generally larger than females. The Oriental Longhair is a semi longhaired cat. Due to the coat length, the Oriental Longhair appears to have softer lines and less extreme type. The long hair may diffuse but never conceal the Siamese type.