What Is a Lynx Point Siamese Cat?
Siamese and Tabby
Lynx point Siamese cats (Or Tabby Points as they are called in the UK!) get their distinctive look from crosses between Siamese and tabbies. Breeding began in the 1940s but did not become serious until 20 years later. There is some debate about whether they are officially considered part of the Siamese breed. It is true that you can find lynx point mixes of Siamese and domestic short-haired tabbies “in the wild,” but some registered breeders do specialize in this unique variety of Siamese.
Lots of Variety!
These cats have well-defined stripes around their eyes and cheeks, and legs as well as ringed tails. Their bodies are generally pale but like many Siamese will darken with age, thus becoming more striped. They come in a rainbow variety, with cinnamon, caramel, apricot, cream, and red in addition to the four major point colors of seal, blue, choc, and lilac.
Different Groups Classify Them Differently
Cat associations classify the lynxies in different ways: the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) refers to them as Lynx Colorpoint Shorthairs, while the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in the UK (GCCF) calls them Tabby Point Siamese.
Playful, Loyal, & Intelligent
Though perhaps not as vocal, lynx points have retained the Siamese personality–playful, loyal, and intelligent! They tend to be more laid-back and fit in well with all types of families. And there is no denying that they are strikingly beautiful.
Watch this sweet little Lynx Point at play:So, while not everyone identifies these beautiful kitties as Siamese cats, many do accept these varieties as members ofthis endearing breed. As cat lovers, we adore them all, and as Siamese lovers, we welcome these gorgeous cats as part of our community!
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