The Siamese cats are considered to be a unique breed among the cat family. You must have encountered them before as blue-eyed, unique fur patterns, long neck, dark-colored paws, and face. This kind of coloration is known as “points”. This means that their extremities are those parts or points of the body which are colored. The points are mostly darker in color. They include paws, ears, face mask, and tail. The pattern would mostly remain the same but the coloration would vary.
The Siamese kittens when they are born are all white colored or cream colored. But gradually as the week progresses, the points start to develop and only then you would be able to make out exactly what color is the Siamese cat.
In total, there are 32 colors of Siamese cat that have been accepted. Different organizations of cat breed have accepted different colors and patterns. Hence, if you are planning on purchasing a Siamese, it would be better to check which colors are accepted in your country. However, the main acceptable Siamese cat colors are Blue, Seal Point, Lilac, Chocolate, Fawn, Caramel, Cinnamon, Red, Tabby, Tortie, and Cream.
This is the first category of Siamese cat that comes to our mind when we talk about Siamese cat colour. The extremities are almost sealed brown or black colored. Among the other Siamese cat,
the Seal point is said to be having the darkest body colour. Genetically, the Siamese cat Seal point is a black cat but due to the genes, it caused the color to only show on the points.
The body colour of this Siamese cat should be ivory white without any kind of shading. Due to the lack of shading, it causes a contrast effect between the points and the body. Its coat color would stay lighter than the Seal Points. The paw pads and the nose are of cinnamon pinkish chocolate color.
The body color is mostly bluish white. This is a cold color that would gradually shade away towards the stomach and the chest. It also shades into blue on the backside. As the cat gradually ages, the color of the coat becomes dark. The points are mostly slate and deep blue. The paw pads and the nose are slate blues in color.
The lilac was the third color accepted into the Siamese cat color chart. The points are mostly frosty grey and pinkish. Hence, it is also called as Frost Point. Note, that the points should not be chocolate, fawn or blue. The color of the coat is glacial white without kind of shading. Amongst all the other Siamese cat, the lilac point has the lightest body color. Also as they age, the color stays light throughout. The paw pads and nose are lavender pinks in color.
This Siamese cat was created by the crossing of a Siamese cat with that of red tabby and tortoiseshell. This cat has bright and reddish gold colored points. The body color is warm white. Paw pads and nose leather are pinkish in color. These were also referred to as Orange Points.
The Tortie was also created in the same manner as Red Point Siamese cat. The Torties are mostly female cats and a mix of red and black color.
These Siamese cats have warm and cinnamon brown points. The color of the body is in ivory with legs a bit paler. The eye rims are cinnamon brown and paw pads are cinnamon brown or pinkish.
This Siamese cat was created by the breeding of domestic tabby cat and seal point. They have stripped points. The colors vary such as seal lynx, blue lynx, lilac lynx, red lynx, cream lynx, seal tortie lynx, and chocolate lynx. Basically, they include cats of all colors.
They were created by the breeding of red domestic shorthair, Siamese and Abys. They have cool cream colored points with white cream body color. The paw pads and nose leather are pinkish. They are a delicate lot among the other Siamese cats.
They have paler legs with brownish grey colored points. The eye rims, paw pads, and nose leather are in pinkish grey. The body coat is off-white with any tone shading points.
The feet and legs are paler in color. They have a hot cream colored point with a shot metallic sheen to it. These points tend to get obvious as they age. The ears, paw pads, nose, and lips would have certain freckles. The body coat color is warm creamy white and if there are any shading then it would be tone to the points. The paw pads, eye rims, and nose leather are pinkish.
This is also one of the delicate Siamese cat colors. The color of the body is off-white and it has rosy mushroom points. The paw pads, eye rims, and nose are of pinkish color.
The tabby points are said to be the tabby version of any of the nine basic colors of Siamese cat. The face especially around the eyes and nose, should be having clear defined striped markings. The forehead has a distinct marking of M. The ears may have a pattern of a thumbprint. The markings on the legs may not be that clear. The tail should be ringed around on the underside. The color of the body should be solid and also fit the color of points.
The tortie points can be of any basic Siamese cat color except cream and red. These points should be mottled with apricot, red or cream. Each of the points should be showing some break of the color irrespective of the point size. In the case of large areas, it can show striping. The color of the body should be solid. and also fitting with the main color of the points.
With shades of cream, it should have pale and warm points. Off-white body with shading and also it should tone to the points.
It should have cinnamon brown colored points with a certain amount of red shades. The body color is ivory with or without shading. Also, it should be toning with the points.
The body color should be off-white with dark brownish blue colored points. It can also have shades of apricot.
The white colored coat is the dominant mask color hence it is also a part of the Siamese cat color chart. It has blue colored eyes.
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Your photo of the seal point Siamese is not correct. A seal point is very dark, almost black as your description accurately says. Your photo does not match the description. I know because I have a sweet seal point. I rescued him from a feral cat colony. There were no other Siamese cats in the litter or colony.
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there is nothing wrong with the Seal Point pic ….
Since it appears to be a kitten, it is probable that it will still continue to darken as it gets older. To me that pic looks exactly like it should.
How do you know you have a purebred Seal point Siamese if you recued him from a feral cat colony?
I found a female Siamese she would be described as a seal point tabby mix. She is the most intelligent loyal,loving,cat. She is not shy, will let you hold her, never has had accident. I was under the impression these cats were aloof, not loving. They were wrong on this girl best cat I’ve ever had.
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Hello! I have my lynx point siamese and he had a kitten from a cat in the neighborhood, not sure about the breed but the mother cat looks like a tabby. The kitten really looks like the father but she lacks markings on her legs and toes are mix of black and white. I don’t understand how the kitten ended up that way. Please enlighten me. Thanks! Anyway, good content. Very informative!
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As Jane noted in her comment in March 2020, the photos of the Seal Point and Blue Point are mixed up in this article. I have owned purebred Siamese 40+ years. Wanted to let you know.
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Do people breed fire point (aka flame point) Siamese cats? If so, are there reputable breeders in America?
I was told Flame Point is the British name of a Red Point. I own one that I rescued from a shelter. I can never tell if she is a Red Point or an Apricot Point.
The Burmese should have been included here. It is a common mutation that appears in Siamese cat litters. It is a long hair Siamese. I have two sisters from the same litter with same parents, born same time. One is long hair and one is regular.
I was having a hard time figuring out what type my cat is, he looks like either a blue point or a fawn point siamese. My sister didn’t think he was a siamese, but he’s too social, needy, loud, and playful to not be. He likes to scream at my door at 7 am until someone wakes up, so I was pretty set on him being a siamese.
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We have a long haired mix that looks like a Burmese version of a strong, brighter Cream or a pale Apricot point fellow. He is so very handsome, and quite well-behaved. He hates the indoors, but I’ve got a fertile girl inside that’s a beautiful Tortie point (short-haired) mix. Neither is full-blood, as they don’t have the pointy heads, which I don’t care for, anyway – I like the softer faces of what I consider the “old style” Siamese.
Still, neither are fixed yet, as I desperately want to see what beautiful babies they would have together! After that, they can both be fixed. But I need to see their beautiful babies, first!
Do you know what colors and hair lengths the babies might be? Some of each? Or is one color and hair length more dominant than another?
Your lowest picture of a Tortie Point looks so much like my Sweetie Pi (sweet but irrational, like the nimber Pi, LOL!)! I know they will be beautiful, either way, but I’m curious.
Hello, I’m wondering which color usually has the golden nose. Would you happen to know that or is it more than 1 color? I think my lynx point siamese is either chocolate or lilac and hoping I can go by the nose color.