You guys do realize you've scared off the OP, right?...
post #31 of 35
10/13/07 at 7:38pm
Just wanted to chime in with the people who insisted that traditional/applehead Siamese are not "faults". If/when I actually buy a Siamese, I'm not buying a wedgie show Siamese. I think they're nice and all, but I like the traditional Siamese cats.
I also love the Oriental shorthairs, because I think those big-eared freaky looking wedgie kitties are gorgeous, but I don't think for a second that traditional Siamese are some kind of fault. Preferences in the show ring have changed, but that doesn't make traditional Siamese any less worthwhile than the "newfangled" kitties winning $0.30 cent ribbons. I get my ideals from the dog show world, where conformation titles and ribbons are worthless on a dog that can't actually do anything. Cat shows are 100% subjective. As long as you're breeding healthy cats, you're way ahead of the game. As neither show Siamese or traditional Siamese actually do anything, I don't really see how anyone can claim one is better than the other, as long as they're both healthy.