Saturday, April 11, 2009
Origins shrouded in Asian lore. The Siamese is thought to be descendant of Temple cats. In Thailand they are called Wichien-maat (Moon Diamond). American president Rutherford B. Hayes received a svelte Siamese in 1878 from the American Counsel in Bangkok, the cat he named Siam and is the first recorded Siamese cat in America. It wasn't until 6 years later that the Siamese cat made its debut in the U.K. when a pair of Siamese was given to Lilian Jane Veley by her brother Edward Blencowe Gould. Mrs. Veley named the pair Mia and Pho they were shown in London where they were received very well and becoming and instant hit. Sadly the kittens that Pho and Mia produced died of unknown causes.
They are a pointed cat...meaning that the face, ears, tail and legs are of a different color than the rest of the body. The Siamese can be Seal (very dark brown/black), Chocolate, Blue or Lilac (pale gray) pointed. By a kittens fourth week the point color should be discernible. The Body of the cat is a creamy color that with age will darken. Slanted eyes give Siamese Cats a sly look and come in the most amazing shades of blue. They have a triangular shaped head that gives their nose a rather narrow appearance. Soft and shiny is the fine coat of the Siamese lying close to the well muscled sinewy body.
The Siamese is a big talker, gets along great with dogs and will interact with you vocally sounding much like a crying baby. They crave human companionship and will bond nicely with their favorite person becoming very loving. They are quite playful and will remain so their entire life. If socialized early on they will get along with other pets in the home, and adjust to all visitors to the family home. So in the end if you're looking for Siamese Breeders for a kitten for yourself, click here: