|The Siamese is, like her close relatives the
Balinese, Oriental Shorthair and Oriental Longhair (also called
Javanese), a cat with oriental type:
a very elegant, graceful and slender cat. Siamese cats are the ballet
dancers in the cat world.
The Siamese is of medium size, her body is
slender and long, yet with a very well developed muscle strength, which is
quite hard and firm. The legs are high (long) and slender with fine oval
paws. The boning is fine and delicate.
The head builds a long wedge which tapers to a fine muzzle. The nose is
absolutely straight and long. The jaws are fine built. When viewing the head
in profile a long straight line can be seen, which starts at the top of the
head and continues straight to the tip of the nose. When viewing the head
from the front side the outer edges of the head build a long triangle.
The skull is not supposed to be flat, it is rounded, as if the cat would
wear a round helmet.
The neck is long, slender and graceful, thus emphasizing the elegant lines
of the Siamese.
The eyes are almond in shape and slanted to the base of the ears. Their
colour is of a striking deep blue. This combination between the almond shape
and the oblique placement of the eyes emphasizes the oriental appearance of
The ears are very large, very wide at their base, thus completing the
triangular shape of the head and continuing the outer lines of the head.
The coat is extremely short, very fine and lies sleek to the body. When you
stroke the coat you get the feeling of pure silk. The main characteristique
of the Siamese is her coat colour, the Siamese is a pointed cat, i.e. the
colour is restricted to very few parts of the body. In the face there is a
mask, ears, legs and tail are coloured, the rest of the body is almost
white. This contrast between the coloured points, the white body and the
deep blue eyes makes this breed very attractive.
The tail is very long, rather thin and tapers to its tip.
Okonor Agraba, Siamese white,
called Foreign White
Breeder Wendel Stoop
Siamese bluepoint and seal tabbypoint
Breeder Christel Schirrer
Ownerr Liv Holst
|Siamese exist in the following colours:
- white, which is called Foreign White
- sealpoint and bluepoint
- chocolate point and lilac point
- redpoint and creampoint
- in some organisations also cinnamon point and fawnpoint
- tortiepoint, i.e. with tortie patches, all colours as mentioned above
- and all these colours exist also with stripes (tabby), which is called
Tabbypoint, f.e. seal tabbypoint, tortie
Int.Ch. D-Shiva's Ashea, Siamese sealpoint
Vienna Blue Quite Blue Velvet, Siamese bluepoint
It is supposed that the Siamese is originated in Siam (Thailand). On ancient
paintings one can see an elegant cat, whose ears, paws and tail are dark
coloured, with a mask on its face.
The early Siamese of England and America resemble very little the modern
type of today's Siamese. Those Siamese had a shorter body, round eyes and a
round head, and were called 'apple head'. In the 1960s a large amount of
Siamese could be admired on American exhibitions, 50 up to 60 cats were
quite usual. This started to change in the 1980s, and today already a class
of 10 Siamese is considered as a large class.
Vienna Blue Ramses, Siamese seal tabbypoint
Siamese chocolate tabbypoint
Owner Liv Holst
Siam chocolate tabbypoint,
Zos Kia cattery
Siamese cats are talkative cats, they can get quite loud sometimes. Females,
which are in heat, and lonely studs can cry with an ear splitting voice. The
Siamese loves to communicate with her owner. They are active cats, who like
to play. If they feel lonely without any playmate, they create one, and
anything will be dedicated to become their playmate. Siamese like to jump
quite high, but they keep their balance between the narrowest things with
great elegance, thus disrupting or disturbing very seldom something.
Siamese are no outdoor cats, they like a cosy warm place - their normal body
temperature is 1°C higher than in other cats. They like to sleep on top of
radiators, the television or the computer, or anything which creates heat.
Siamese love their owners and demand attention and affection, they enjoy
riding on their shoulders or cuddling on their knees, or to cuddle in bed
under a warm blanket.
These extremely intelligent cats make very good companions for people, who
like to have constant companionship. Siamese will follow you, wherever you
go, if you sit down, they will sit on your lap, if you eat, they will sit
besides you on the chair, without being demanding or begging for food, if go
to bed, they will enjoy to sleep in your bed with you. Siamese will be your
friends for a life time.
Siamese require little grooming. Rubbing their coat with chamois skins will
remove dead hears and will produce a silk-like glistening coat.