This stunning variation of the world’s most famous cat is playful and content to spend long hours on its own.
A few Siamese cats with tabby points are mentioned in early 20th-century records, but selective development of this new variation did not begin until the 1960s. The first tabby point Siamese to attract the attention of breeders is said to have been a kitten born to a solid-point female Siamese as a result of an unplanned mating.
It was some years before the Siamese Tabby-Pointed was recognized and officially named as a breed in the UK; in the US this cat is known as a Lynx Colorpoint. Originally, only seal tabbies appeared, but many other beautiful tabby colors have now been added to the breed standard.
Origin: UK, 1960s
Breed registries: FIFe, GCCF, TICA
Weight range: 6–12 lb (2.5–5.5 kg)
Colors and patterns: Many tabby point colors, including seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, cinnamon, caramel, fawn, and apricot; also various tortie tabby point colors.