Siamese cats usually appear in two color types: seal point and blue point. The seal point is more common. The seal point Siamese cat has a light colored body with darker colored ears, face, feet and tail. These darker markings are called “Points.” Blue point Siamese cats have the same body color, but their points are blue instead of dark brown. Chocolate point and lilac point Siamese cats are color variations of the two color types.
The blue eyes of Siamese cats may be slightly crossed, and their tails may be a little kinked. Siamese kittens are born white, and develop their full adult colors within a year. Short, sleek hair covers the long, slender bodies of Siamese cats.
Siamese cats seem less independent than other breeds. They depend on their human friends more than other cats do, and utter loud, mournful “meows” until they receive attention. The deep “meow” of a Siamese cat sounds somewhat like the growl of a dog.
Siamese cats were first brought to the United States from England in 1895. More Siamese cats live in the United States, England, and other countries today than in Thailand (Siam). These “royal cats of Siam” lived in the palaces and temples of Thailand for more than 200 years, but they may also be found throughout that country.