The prominent characteristics of the oranda is its head growth. The head growth has to be tightly packed.

There are 3 different types of head growth in Oranda :- 

(1) Goose-head... the head growth only develops in the top of the head.

(2) Tiger-head...the head growth covers all over its head. It covers the face as well but not as excessive as a lion-head.

(3) Lion-head...the head growth covers all over its head especially around its lower cheeks to give it a chubby look on its face.