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What does a lynx-point Siamese cat look like?

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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.

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.


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