The Siamese cat is a very characteristic looking cat, and not easily confused with other breeds. It has a long and rich history from the Orient. It is a healthy and long-lived cat that is not prone to health problems like that of other purebred cats.
The Siamese cat; an Oriental cat, originated from temples around Thailand. In the 1800’s there were brought to Britain as a novelty. There interest in them grew and Siamese cat enthusiast groups were formed.
Siamese cats have four recognized coat colors from the Cat Fancier’s Association. These coat colors are the seal point, blue point, chocolate point, and lilac point. Points are the areas of the bodies where there is color, normally the face, ears, feet, and tail.
Siamese kittens are born all white or cream colored, and by four weeks the points are often visible. Siamese cats are also known as Appleheads due to the shape of their heads, although currently most breeders have changed the breed to have more slender heads. These new slender head Siamese cats referred to as ‘modern’, while the Siamese cats with rounder heads are call the more traditional form.
These cats have long lives, living 15 to 20 years, and much more. These are medium, not large sized cats, and are graceful and muscular.
These cats are very friendly and warm quickly to people. In general they prefer to be around people more than other breeds.
Although a purebred cat, this breed is thought to have developed naturally. That means without human intervention.
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