The cat commonly nicknamed the lynx-point Siamese has a long, light-colored body, a wedge-shaped head, large ears, blue almond-shaped eyes and striped points around the face, ears, legs and tail. The stripes in the point areas can be various colors, including various shades of brown, red or gray.Know More
Lynx-point Siamese cats have the same body and head type as any Siamese cat. The face features stripes around the eyes and nose and along the cheeks. A purebred lynx-point Siamese has an M-shaped mark across the forehead and spots on the whisker pads. The ears have a light outline of the tabby color along the edges. Rings run up the legs and tail, with the tail featuring a solid tip of the tabby color. The lynx-point Siamese body is a solid off-white or pale fawn color.
In the United States, The Cat Fanciers' Association recognizes the lynx-point Siamese as a tabby-point colorpoint shorthair. The Cat Fanciers' Association only registers cats with the original Siamese point colors of seal, blue, chocolate and lilac under the name Siamese. Other cats with the Siamese head and body type and different point colors or patterns are registered as colorpoint shorthairs. In other parts of the world, the lynx-point is recognized as a Siamese and often referred to by the alternate name tabby-point Siamese.Learn more in Cats
Named for the round, apple shape of its head, an applehead Siamese cat is a traditional Siamese, brought to the West from Siam in the 14th century. The applehead has a long, full body and brilliant, almond-shaped blue eyes. The cats are extremely intelligent, friendly and vocal.Full Answer >
The snowshoe is a breed of cat developed from the Siamese and the American shorthair. A snowshoe cat has the basic Siamese point color pattern, embellished with four white feet and a white V marking on the face. The International Cat Association accepted the snowshoe as a breed in 1994.Full Answer >
The most obvious difference between a Himalayan and a Siamese cat is in their hair length as a Himalayan has a long, fluffy coat and a Siamese is a short-haired cat. Himalayan cats share blue eye color and point coloration with Siamese cats since the Himalayan cat was produced by crossing the Siamese with the Persian. These two cat breeds have very different personalities, however.Full Answer >
The Persian cat is the breed most commonly known for its flat face. This medium-sized cat has a round head and short nose with chubby cheeks that add to the illusion of a flat face. Its neck, body and legs are short and sturdy.Full Answer >