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Siamese

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Traditional or "Old Style" Siamese
Traditional or "Old Style" Siamese
Photographer: Chantel Hurlow





Country of Origin Thailand
Date of Origin Pre 1700s
Weight 2.5 - 5.5 Kgs (6 - 12 lbs)

Main Characteristics


Siamese are one of the most instantly recognizable cats. They have a slender build, with long legs, a long head, slanting eyes and a fine muzzle. They are coloured as follows:
Siamese point colours: seal, chocolate, blue and lilac.
Colourpoint shorthair point colours: red, cream, tortie & tabby versions of all colours - cinnamon, fawn, smoke, silver and parti-colour versions.

Temperament

Siamese cats are energetic and enterprising.

Suitability

If you are considering a Siamese as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are usually vocal
They are active
They are gregarious

Interesting Facts

Siamese are also known as:
Royal Cat of Siam

A modern version of the Siamese has been developed. They have thin, tubular bodies, long, slender legs, a very long and thin tail that tapers to a point, narrow, wedge-shaped heads and very large wide-set ears.
 


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