Siamese-Tortie-Pointed cat sitting in her bed.

Siamese-Tortie-Pointed Cat Breed

Naughty and mischievous, this cat retains its kittenlike playfulness for a long time and is easily bored.

Producing tortie (tortoiseshell) color points in the Siamese involves a complicated breeding process that introduces the gene for orange coloring. This gene causes random changes in solid colors such as seal, blue, or fawn, resulting in a mottled pattern in which shades of red, apricot, or cream are evident. In some variations there may be striping as well.

In kittens the full mixture of colors emerges gradually and may take up to a year to develop fully. The Seal Tortie-Pointed was the first color to be granted official status as a Tortie Siamese in the UK in the late 1960s.

Origin: UK, 1960s

Breed registries: GCCF, TICA

Weight range: 6–12 lb (2.5–5.5 kg)

Grooming: Weekly

Colors and patterns: Various tortie point colors: seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, caramel, cinnamon, and fawn.