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
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 >
Siamese cats are known for their streamlined, slender bodies, large ears and striking blue eyes. The coat of the Siamese cat is very fine and has four main colors: chocolate, lilac, blue and seal. Another identifying feature of this breed is its darkened extremities, which strongly contrast with the typically light-colored main body.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 >
In general, when cats lick, they are seeking comfort. According to the ASPCA, many cats who habitually lick are believed to have been taken from their mothers too early.Full Answer >