heck dude,, they're both adorable aa but!! it depends on what kind of personality you want in a cat. i've heard that oriental shorthairs are very playful and social, while british shorthairs are shy and not as vocal. personally, i'd choose a oriental shorthair, but it's up to you! sorry i wrote so much btw, rip :'DD
british shorthairs are also active too, maybe not as much as oriental shorthairs British shorthairs are very social imo my friend's British shorthair is kinda an attention whore, playful friend and meows every now and then the only thing why maybe you should rather get an oriental shorthair British shorthairs do have so much hair and they loose them like your room will be full of hair after 2 hours of cuddling:")
Okay, sorry I live in America where everyone dumps their cats at shelters and think they are going to get adopted. But in real life they are killed for more space. A couple of weeks ago 12 kittens were killed in one day.
i know,, ive seen a lot of videos and i do actually follow several animal activists channels on youtube (for example VetRanch) and it's honestly really sad how many cats and dogs have to suffer because of people not taking enough care of them if i would live in america i would definitely choose the adopt option
but here in germany it's not really nessecary (plus you have to pay really high taxes for dogs as well, unlike in your country) that's also why most people here only have one dog a second one would cost you double the tax