Originally Posted by mithrellas
My favourite Fiona pic:
Notice how much darker Fiona is compared to Duchess when she was little, her 'mask' is a LOT bigger.
Siamese cats are the best (as everyone here has already stated)! Yup, I'm biased too! LOL! I think Gaye gave you the best advice (as usual!)
The lady(BYB) that I got Duke(my 6mos old meezer) from said he was a seal point. Here's a pic of him:
His points are lighter than this in person and are VERY brown (with shimmery gold hairs) In fact, the only thing thats 'seal' colored on him is his nose. This is a lot closer to what he looks like in person:
I'm sure he likely would be classified as a seal point, but I also know that he has tabby mixed in his bloodline somewhere. He has a tabby 'M' and classic tabby ghost striping on his sides. His tail is also faintly striped in typical tabby fashion. If he were genetically 'seal' his tail tip would be solid black, but its brown. Thats a sign of the dilute chocolate gene. His body fur is almost white, too, with the exception of the ghost stripes. His paw pads are pinkish brown and the inside of his ears are pink. Therefore, I usually call him a chocolate point (but I could be wrong).
None of that likely has anything to do with your Fiona, except to say that looks can be deceiving (especially in photo's) and the only way to really know is if you have proof(registration papers) of what her parents are carriers for, or have her genetically tested. Neither of which are really necessary, as I'm sure you just want to love her as is and her 'true' color doesn't really matter.
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It also seems to me that the modern type siamese cats have less color over all than the old style siamese cats. I've seen old style chocolate points that have more color in their bodies and points (especially the mask) than modern seal points. Just an observation...