In 1985, in the Sholine of Houston gatería, Texas, United States, an oriental short hair and a Balinese they escaped their vigilance and be aparearon. The result was a litter of silky puppies and semilargo hair of Eastern plain colors. Wisely, the owner of the gatería, Sheryl Ann Boyle, decided to raise this race, and the main records in North America and Europe soon recognized, with the exception of the GCCF in Great Britain, It believed that it was too similar to the angora, known now as East of long hair (Angora).
In 1995, the CFA joined the East of short hair and of long hair in a single race with two lengths of hair, a fact disputed by some breeders, He preferred the trait of long hair was removed from breeding of oriental short hair lines. Due to its dotted ancestors, all Asians can have puppies occasionally dotted, but they can not display in most of the associations, They seem much and they can be confused with the Siamese and the Balinese.
Although the East of long hair has an elegant appearance, his personality is often described as less languid anything. All Oriental races have the reputation of being habladoras, playful, very curious and sociable. They need the company of other cats or the full attention of its owner for a while every day, and some studies on the nature of these cats show. Much of the personality of this cat is inherited, and for decades farmers have reinforced the extroverted personality of Eastern races. Copies walk willingly strap and play around to get an object as if they were dogs.