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Types of Popular Siamese Cats and their Features

Born in Thailand, the Siamese cats are among the most costly cat breeds due to their unusual appearances and distinctive personalities. Siamese cats have evolved into new breeds over the years that are highly sought after all around the world.

Siamese cats come in a variety of hues and patterns and are divided into various subgroups. Due to the abundance of possibilities accessible to you, choosing whether to purchase a Siamese cat may feel confusing.

Popular Siamese Cat Varieties

There are two main types of Siamese cats: traditional and modern. Siamese cat types can be divided based on the size of their heads, tails, and pointed patterns.

Three categories: Applehead, Classic, and Old-style; can be used to categorize traditional Siamese cats. On the other side, there are Wedge and Light-colored varieties of contemporary Siamese cats. Each is special and fantastic in its own way. Let’s examine how they differ and how to identify them apart.

▪ Traditional Siamese Cat

Thailand, which is now known as Siam, is where the original Siamese cats originated. The twisted tail and crossed eyes of traditional Siamese cats are distinguishing characteristics.

The Old Thai temples contain a large number of ancient hieroglyphics that demonstrate how beloved these felines were even in ancient times. These cats first gained popularity in Siam in the 14th century.

Their crooked tails are caused by a legend, but whether you believe this legend is up to you. The legend claims that Siamese cats were entrusted with guarding the royal goblets within the Siam monarchy. They did this by wrapping their tails around the priceless items, which is how they got the crooked tails they have today.

In accordance with another urban legend, Siamese cats’ crossed-eye appearance was caused by their constant fixation on goblets.

Siamese cats of the classic variety only have light-colored coats that are obscured by dark spots on their paws, faces, ears, and tails. The term “seal point” refers to the color contrast of conventional Siamese cats.

Modern Siamese cat variants exist in a wide range of hues because to selective breeding, including blue, chocolate, and lilac points.

You will learn more about the distinctive qualities that each traditional Siamese variety possesses and how they differ from one another in the sections below.

1. Classic Siamese cats

A prominent distinguishing characteristic of Classic Siamese cats, known for their athleticism, is their long bodies and tails.

The nose of Classic Siamese Cats is not noticeably dipped like that of the other varieties. Although this Siamese cat type is genetically quite close to the other conventional varieties, its morphological characteristics give them a distinctive and unique appearance.

2.  Applehead Siamese cats

Their face, which serves as their most distinctive characteristic and it is known as the quieter variation of the conventional Siamese cat varieties, thier faces are rounded like an apple.

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Applehead Siamese cats share the same original dark brown-black points as the other conventional varieties in terms of colour. They can weigh up to 18 pounds and have larger bones and muscles.

Applehead Siamese cats have athletic bodies like the Classic Siamese cat, but their tails are generally shorter than those of the other classic varieties.

They are silent, which is the most obvious behavioral difference. For someone who wants a cat that is quieter, this Siamese kind is the ideal option because they are less chatty.

3. Old style Siamese cats

Their facial features resemble both the Applehead and the contemporary Wedge Siamese cat.

Their almond-shaped nose and wide ears are both distinguishing features. In this particular Siamese cat breed, the cross-eyed characteristic is particularly noticeable. Old-style Siamese cats have longer faces when contrasted to other conventional varieties.

■ Modern Siamese cats

Siamese cats soon gained popularity as pets after being introduced to Western cultures. Modern variations have now been developed that look different from the conventional types.

Compared to earlier generations, modern Siamese cats have longer and leaner bodies. Siamese breeds today enjoy conversation.

These adorable kitties will follow you around the house the entire day if you bring one home, so be prepared to hear their loud, distinct meows.

The Wedge and light-colored Siamese cat kinds were developed over years of careful breeding between the 1960s and 1980s. These cats seem very different physically from more common varieties because breeders aimed to achieve a certain aesthetic.

Siamese Cats

Modern Siamese cats may seem different, but they all share the same personality traits, including being talkative, intelligent, affectionate, and needy.

1. Wedge Siamese cats

The most severe variety of Siamese cat you will discover are the wedge type of siamese cat, these cats get their name from the wedge-like form of their heads.

Compared to the classic Siamese cat breeds, they have a very different physical appearance. They feature a long, angular face with large ears that are atop a slim, muscular body with long legs, a thin tail, and slightly slanted eyes.

2. Light colored Siamese cats

Through selective breeding, breeders have been able to alter Siamese cats’ personalities as well as their physical appearance. These fall under the following subcategories:

▪ Cream Points

The Cream Points are virtually entirely devoid of dark spots despite being members of the light-colored Siamese group.

The breed has exceptionally soft fur, classic blue eyes, and a base that is cream- or light orange-colored.

The Cream Points are all-white kittens that gradually color their toes throughout time, they typically have pale pink paws, noses, ears, and eye rims.

The domestic shorthair cat, the Red Point Siamese, and Abyssinian cats were crossed to create the Cream Point. Because of this, it’s not unusual to see Cream Points with a few stripes on their cheeks, legs, or tails, approximating the hue of domestic shorthairs.

▪ Lilac Points

The Lilac Point is another Siamese with a light coloration, displaying a classic white body with lilac or gray-tinted extremities.

Classic blue eyes, a pinkish nose, and pinkish paws are also features of this breed. The Blue and Chocolate Points are said to have been combined to create the Lilac Point.

▪ Chocolate Points Siamese

Frequently confused with or mistaken for Seal Points, Chocolate Point Siamese cats have a base color of cream with chocolate brown extremities.

The lack of shading on their ivory bodies creates a stark contrast with the warm chocolate tips.

The highly playful, inquisitive, and amiable Chocolate Point is a true Siamese. They make wonderful indoor cats with the ability to socialize politely with all occupants of the home, even other animals.

▪ Apricot Point

Apricot Points are light-colored Siamese cats with glossy white or hot cream-colored hair bases with rosy points, especially on their tails, noses, and the undersides of their paws.

▪ Cinnamon Point

Cinnamon Point is a more recent Siamese cat breed. This breed’s coat is similar to the Chocolate Points’ in terms of color, but its extremities (toe) have fewer, less pronounced brown dots. Warmer, redder, and rusty-brown points are more common on Cinnamon Point.

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Cinnamon Points, like their chocolate counterparts, have an ivory base with light pink pads on their noses and under their paws.

Though it is typically hidden by the cinnamon coating and difficult to see, this pink color. They also frequently have darker legs compared to the rest of their body.

▪ Turtle or Tortie Point

The Red Point Siamese has a variation known as the Tortoiseshell or Tortie Point. This results in a body that is creamy white with reddish-orange tips and strikingly blue eyes.

This is the outcome of a gene abnormality frequently present in female Tortie Points.

▪ Lynx Point

Crossbreeding between Seal Point and Tabby Point produces the Lynx Point Siamese cat. Their bare extremities (toe) and fur, which can be blue, red, seal, and occasionally chocolate or cream, are what make them distinctive or unique.

Lynx Points are tall and have a medium-sized, thin structure (much like the traditional Siamese). Around their eyes, cheeks, and ears, they have speckled whisker pads and stripes. This breed also has rings around its tails and striped legs.

The Lynx Point shares traits with the rest of the Siamese family, including a love of company, a desire for attention, and fox-like intelligence. They are quite noisy and will meow, scratch, and pull until they receive what they want.

▪ Tabby Point

The tabby (brownish-gray dots and stripes) patches of Tabby Points set them apart from other Siamese breeds. The areas around these cats’ faces, eyes, and noses have distinct stripings. There are rings under their tails, and their leg stripings are often paler or lighter.

In conclusion, one of the breeds of cats with the longest lifespans is the Siamese. Some of these breeds can live up to 25 years. Between 12 and 20 years is the typical lifespan of a Siamese cat.

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