All About Tabby Pointed Siamese cat




Lynx point Siamese cats are also known as Tabby point Siamese in the UK. They look like wild lynx and are a crossbreed between Siamese and tabbies cats. It is said that breeding began in the 1940s and the first kitten born from these two was again cross-bred with a purebred Seal Point cat.

After this, we got our first seal tabby point Siamese cat. The first Siamese tabby point was the result of an unplanned mating. After the first kitten was born it got lot of attention and thus breeders actively started trying to produce tabby Siamese points

Physical Characteristics:

Tabby pointed Siamese cat has stripes mostly around their legs, eyes and cheeks. Their tail is long and it is marked with various rings of colour. The body is much similar to other Siamese breed and the coat starts to darken with age hence showing off the stripes. Tabby pointed Siamese are available in many different colours and these are apricot, cinnamon, red and caramel, blue, lilac, seal and chocolate.

This breed has triangular shaped ears and blues eyes like Siamese. The colour of ears is outlined with the colour of the stripes present on the face of these cats.

There is also an “M” shaped marking present on the forehead of tabby pointed Siamese cats.  They are beautiful, elegant, striking, and distinctive looking animals.

Friendly & Loyal:

You will find many similarities in the character of the tabby pointed and Siamese breed. They are very friendly and love human interaction. These cats are not as vocal as other various breeds but their loving personality is something you cannot miss. These cats are very loyal and intelligent like Siamese and they love to play all day long. These cats are perfect pets for those who love friendly cats. The lifespan of Tabby pointed Siamese is about 15 to 20 years.

Tabby pointed Siamese love so much of human interaction that they do not prefer to be left alone especially for longer durations. They easily get depressed when they are left alone for a longer period of time. You can easily train them various games as these cats are very intelligent. They love to be cuddled and demand attention from people.

Tabby pointed Siamese shares many similarities to that of any other Siamese breed with few differences. They are very loyal, friendly and playful in nature and this quality you will find in other Siamese breeds too.

How to identify if a Tabby Pointed Siamese cat?

As discussed above, these cats share many similarities with Siamese cat breeds. The reason for similarities is cross breed connection between Siamese and tabby. Here is how you can identify a Tabby Pointed Siamese cat:-

  • Tabby pointed Siamese have well-defined stripes around the eyes, nose and cheeks.
  • This breed has ‘M’-shaped marking on the forehead
  • They have a long tail with rings of colour and these rings extend all the way up the tail.
  • Legs of tabby pointed Siamese should be stripped with the colour same as the strips on the upper body.
  • Their ears are triangular in shape and they are also outlined with the same colour as the stripes on the face.



Notes on tabby markings

Marking on a tabby cat is because of the agouti gene, in combination with other genes that give a tabby either a striped, spotted or mottled pattern.
This combination of genes which gives coat pattern is called the ‘mackerel’ gene.  It is because of this gene stripped tabby have ‘M’-shaped marking on his forehead.

Can you live with a tabby Point Siamese cat?

Before you commit yourself to have any pet you must be prepared to give time, commitment, and the right environment. Tabby point Siamese demands time and human attraction.

They love to get pampered from their owner and they are very friendly in nature. When you will show them love, care and attention then they will not hesitate to return it. If you are the person who can’t spend much time with your pet then these are not the cats for you. Having them around will make your house full of life.

Tabby point Siamese cat grooming and health

Tabby point Siamese cats are very healthy and they usually live up to 15 to 20 years. Their hairs are not so long and have a very fine silky coat which can be easily maintained with weekly combing and bathing.

Their fur is less thick than other breeds and doesn’t shed as easily. You also need to clean their ears and trim their nails as well.

Cleaning Your Cat’s Ears

It is easy for tabby Siamese cats to clean their fur but they can’t reach their ears easily. For them, it is difficult to clean them with front paws and back legs are far from the ear.

You need to check the ears of your cat once a week at least. If you find any wax then you must clean and remove it.  Wet cotton balls or toilet paper can be a handy tool to clean the ears. You have to almost brush the ears from behind eyes to the neck.

If you find it difficult to clean then ears then you can contact your local veterinarian.

Safely Trimming Cat Claws

You need to safely trim the cat claws. Trimming the claws is a tough job for many and if you can’t do it then we recommend you to take your pet to a veterinarian.

You need to trim the cat’s claws twice a month or thrice if claws grow quickly.  The nail clipper is what you need to trim those claws. Cats get familiar with trimming if you start doing it when they are a young kitten.

Surprise! Even Teeth Need Grooming

Tabby pointed Siamese are susceptible to periodontal disease and that is why you need to take care of their oral health. Just like humans, they develop gum diseases if not properly cared for.

Teeth brushing is needed daily if possible. You can do brushing weekly or at least monthly as it is better from no brushing.



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30 thoughts on “All About Tabby Pointed Siamese cat”

  1. Anonymous says:

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    1. Siamese of day says:

      Hello, thank you for support, we will keep up the work.

      Take care.

      1. MamaBear says:


        Would a Tabby Point Siamese be as low allergenic as a Seal Point? We have a SealPoint and want to adopt another but am allergic to most cats except Seal Points(so far)

    2. Amy Hartwell says:

      We recently got our Tabby Siamese. She is very affectionate. We have children here all day and they carry her and she plays and cares for her kids! It is wonderful having her. She also likes to read books. 😊😻

      1. Siamese of day says:

        Hello Amy, that’s amazing, thank you for sharing with your story about Tabby Siamese! Take care and be safe.

      2. Dré says:

        Where did you get it? I am having a hard time finding a breeder in Ontario Canada.

  2. alessio says:

    thanks for the info! this helped us identify what breed our tabby siamese kitten was! true story, we found him in a ravine during a midnight jaunt in the rain the night of a flash flood, he started wailing in the high grass as we walked past. 5 weeks old, hes 8 weeks now and doing great

    1. Siamese of day says:

      Hello Alession, thank you for your story, we are glad that the cat’s got new homes, we will try over best to provide with most useful content that we can. Take care and be safe.

  3. Simcha says:

    We have two Lynx Colorpoints (Tabby Siamese) that are a bonded pair from the same litter. We got them as kittens. They are amazing!!! They are so smart, cuddly, energetic, curious and the light of coming home from work. They are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they weren’t created to look so lovely.

    My husband is not a cat person, but one of the kittens has chosen him as her person (as Siamese are known to do). She waits at the bedroom door in the morning, races to the door when he comes home and snuggles into him when he sits on the couch. Hubby may not be a cat person, but he’s the person for this cat.

    We had two Snowshoe Siamese from kittens, both of which have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We realized that we had an abundance of love and wanted to share it with two new Siamese. We are so delighted with our girls, Ahsoka & Shaak Ti!! Their personality is the best! They learn easily and are so very smart!

    1. Siamese of day says:

      Hello Simcha, many thank for your story with your – Tabby Siamese, take care and be safe, your support means a lot.

    2. Dré says:

      Nice names honestly. Mainly for the Lynx point. I haven’t decided what cat I want 100% yet. If I happen (rare) to come across an all black cat with blue eyes, I would call him Mace. Where did you get them trying to find a breeder.

  4. Mackenzie April says:

    I adopted my tabby siamese in April and he is the sweetest little boy. I found him at about 5 years old, and he had some battle scars and an eye infection from living outside. Though unlike most feral cats, he LOVES people. Cuddles, being picked up, kisses, everything.

    He is VERY needy with his person. Though he is independent by nature, he wants to be on my lap at almost all times when he is not playing. I left my apartment twice for the whole day since I got him, and both times he got diarrhea while I was gone (this hasn’t ever happened besides those two times). I called the vet and they said it’s okay, it could just be anxiety from suddenly being without his person. Really interesting stuff!

    He is the best little baby I could have ever dreamt of having. <3

    1. Jeannette Smith says:

      My tabby is very smart
      She likes to climb.Can she be trained to not climb also is very energetic. Is there a way I could slow her down

  5. JenXer says:

    Thank you for this informative and amazing article! It helped me search for the perfect companion for our family. I adopted a lynx point Siamese kitten today. The hardest part of the day was when he could not ride home on my lap in the car. His markings are such a beautiful cream and latte shade. His blue eyes are the lightest sky blue I have ever seen. He has the sweetest personality, lots of purrs, playfulness, lap time, and head bonks of affection already. I never knew I could find such a stunningly beautiful and temperamentally sweet package rolled into one kitten. He’s the perfect pet.

    1. Siamese of day says:

      Hello JenXer, thank you for you story we are glad that we could help find the information that you need. Be safe and take care.

  6. Jeff Tytel says:

    We just got Charlie as a kitten and he is a perfect match yo your description except he has brown eyes. Do these tabby pointed Siamese only have blue eyes?

    1. Siamese of day says:

      Hello Jeff, no, the tabby pointed Siamese eye color variate. Thank you for sharing, be safe and take care.

  7. Ninthiya Siva says:

    Hey there I recently got a kitten and she was the only kitten in the litter that looked like the picture above, if you use Instagram you can see more pictures of my kitten @_naila.ns. and the person I bought her from didn’t know who the father was and the rest of the litter looked like pure tabbies. so I’m wondering would she still be considered a siamese tabby point since she has all the features of it.

    1. Rya says:

      I have been wondering the same thing about my cat! Please respond its driving me crazy!! 🙀

  8. Katie A Wilson says:

    We got our Grey tipped Siamese tabby a year and half ago. Although she has been loving an affectionate. She has a different dispossession. She tends to be a loner unless we are feeding her or she is chasing our older cat. She tends to hiss when we pick her up and nips at us. We love our Grey tipped Siamese and want to understand her better to give her the love she desires and get loving back from her. Do you have any suggestion.

  9. Carol Rose says:

    I’m looking for a kitten. Lynx point as I am very familiar with them. Do you have any little ones?

  10. Paula says:

    I am from Illinois near Chicago and am looking for a female lynx point kitten. Can anyone help me out?

    1. Stephen Jarvis says:

      So sorry for your loss.
      We just lost our 4 year old Stripes to lymphoma in his spline with large red blood cell loss being eaten by cancer. Similar Feline HIV & Feline Lukemia in spite of shots. He adopted us from his abandoned life outside showing up in our neighborhood. Best friend
      is terribly missed in the very quiet home. He had a female Lynx Point female from two doors away who would come to our back yard as he would visit her home and wait for her to come outside. We were told Stripes was the only cat his female friend would allow in her yard. We miss watching their interactions at both backyards. Sick and gone in less than five weeks. Two type A cat blood transfusions couldn’t stop the low blood count condition and his immune system was to weak to tolerate chemotherapy. Said goodbye and helped him to leave us on 04/21/2022. Very grateful for the time and grace he shared with us – head bumps for both of us every morning. Missed.

  11. Susan Gibson says:

    Looking for a boy lynx point kitten
    I had to say good bye to my boy
    Zorro after 4 years he developed a cancer related to feline leukemia even after having the had the shot for it .
    Broken hearted

    1. Ricky Dickerson says:

      I have a point siamese I found her at about 5 weeks old she is the most beautiful and precious pet I’ve ever had with all the characteristics of a tabby p*** Siamese I think there’s some of the best cats you could possibly have she’s fairly large almost 12 lb and 3 years old I sure love y’all’s website these kids keep you happy every day

  12. Dee Lynn says:

    Hi! I recently rescued a Siamese tabby. I’m considering getting him a feline companion but as of yet I live alone. He is super sweet and I love him so much! He’s quite independent but also affectionate (but not needy). He doesn’t sleep with me because he thinks it’s a game lol. So has his own room with everything he needs including toys & scratchers. I’ve left him over night and he’s handled it well. I’ve been off work due to an injury but when I go back I work 3 12 hour shifts per week. With 4 days off. Do you think he’d be fine? I prefer just having him vs getting a 2nd cat but I want him to continue to be happy.

  13. Dory says:

    Hi! I rescued my kitten Zeus who is a Siamese Tabby. He has all the markings and his foster knew who mom & dad were. He’s the sweetest lil dude!! I’m working on finding him a companion as he loves everyone. Both humans and other cats. My question is. How big can they get? At almost 4.5 months old he weighs 7.5 pounds and his paws are huge! I love him to pieces and am merely curious because I’ve been told they grow until their 1&1/2 years old. Also he is obsessed with ice cubes! His favorite toy! And loves to jump in my tub after I shower. I even wonder if he might have some Bengal in him also. I’ve looked at pics of Bengal mixes and he looks identical to some.

  14. Vbowls says:

    I love my Siamese Tabby ,
    Pandora! She is an awesome cat. So smart and affectionate! She loves to play fetch, and love to play cat volleyball. Such a tomboy!! A joy to have in my home !!!

  15. Meg Gransden says:

    Your description of a tabby Siamese is exactly how I would describe my cat. The only difference is that he has long tuff of dark fur on the tips of his ears. He was a feral kiiten when I picked him up at the local SPCA and was completely ivory coloured except for his long tail, legs and light markings as described on his forehead. His colourings certainly has darkened. Riley as we call him is the sweetest cat we ever had. He is very vocal when you talk to him and when he wants your attention. His meows are soft. He acts like a dog and follows me around everywhere. He also has a primordial pouch.

  16. jcio says:

    I have a male snow shoe Siamese and and a female tabby point Siamese. My female tabby is very undersized despite being very well fed. Shes half the size of my male cat. In fact, she looks like a kitten. She is a very one person cat. Affectionate with me, when she wants to be. My male cat, on the other hand, loves everyone. But, I don’t think either one of them is going to allow me to brush their teeth!

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