Different Types of Siamese Cats
The different types of Siamese cats have distinct markings and coloration, and knowing how to tell these apart is a great skill for breeders, owners, and enthusiasts. Check out some of these amazing and beautiful animals.
The Siamese has really changed looks over the last few decades. Once a rather cobby, apple-headed feline, show breeders have bred toward long, elegant lines and wedge-shaped heads. There are also colors that are variations of the traditional pointed color pattern, resulting in several Siamese types.
The show-type Siamese cat breed has a distinctly triangular or wedge-shaped face. Here, the long lines of the wedgie are clearly evident.
In contrast, the traditional and popular applehead Siamese is stockier with a rounder face.
Newborn Image of a Siamese Cat
An interesting fact: All Siamese kittens are white at birth. The points begin to show in a few weeks and become fuller over the coming months. That's when you can distinguish which color a kitten will be.
Seal Point Siamese
Seal points are fawn-colored on the body with rich, dark brown points that continue to darken with age. There's also a snowshoe Siamese that is similar to the seal point, but it has white feet.
The blue point Siamese has a white body overlaid with blue-gray points.
The lilac point Siamese has a white body overlaid with pinkish-gray points.
The chocolate point Siamese has warm cocoa-colored points laid over a cream-colored body coat.
Color Point Shorthair
This lynx point tabby was produced by breedings between Siamese and Domestic Shorhaired cats. The Cat Fanciers' Association now regards the Color Point Shorthair as a breed in its own right.