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how can i tell of my cat has siamese in its backround?

post #1 of 13
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My cats head keeps looking more and more oriental and his body looks just like my old siamese cats body

On top of that hes extremly extremly active and skitish like my old siamese

BUT hes buff tabby and his eyes are not exotic is there a chance he has siamese in his backround? let me know thnx

in his pictures he looks less oriental though


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010054.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010055.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010056.jpg
post #2 of 13
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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010059.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010058.jpg
post #3 of 13
Sorry but I don't see any "siamese" traits in him. Looks like a nicely filled out American SH type. Not as an extreme face as a purebred, but nothing like the long oriental face of a siamese.

Beautiful cat and nice color/markings - cream classic tabby.

Now if you are talking about a more traditional style of siamese, its probably not that either. Unless he talks a lot, has that "demanding" loud siamese voice, there probably is no siamese type in the background.
post #4 of 13
Me neither - I have 2 Orientals and your kitty doesn't look like he has any Oriental/Siamese to me.

He is very handsome though
post #5 of 13
what about my Raven, I have wondered if she has some sort of oriental in her background. What do you think?
http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/cmdoppler/Raven/ (all the pictures)
just 1 that shows her angles sort of.
post #6 of 13
Now Raven probably does have siamese or oriental in the background. She has the longer face/muzzle and larger, more pointed ears like an oriental
post #7 of 13
I agree with GK about that too, Raven has more of an Ori/Siam set to her ears and the shape of her face
post #8 of 13
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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010055.jpg


what about the snout?

His color really cream tabby? I thought it was buff? or is that the same?
post #9 of 13
I love the cream tabby colour! Many cats from eastern Europe have that longer leaner face and body - they are closer to the Egyptian cats that were the first ever to be domesticated and were revered as gods. My Bosnian cats are quite different in type to the Western European shape of Biscotte, Bonaparte and Cinders. They are also more vocal. So you never know - a cat that has those traits may simply be remembering that one of its ancestors used to be a God!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by chausiefan View Post
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...1/P2010055.jpg


what about the snout?

His color really cream tabby? I thought it was buff? or is that the same?
Having a very slightly longer face than average does not mean that he has Oriental in his background - ordinarily cat faces come in all sorts of shapes, you have to look at the whole cat. His body type is not at all Oriental, his chest and body are wider and more stocky, and he has sturdy legs and paws. I would expect an Oriental or Siamese mix to have long delicate legs and small paws and a long narrow body, the Oriental body type is extreme and so is usually obvious in mixed breeds.

I think a lot of people mistakenly look to see if they can find a breed in their cat, but the vast majority of cats don't have any breed at all in their background, they are not like dogs that have been selectively bred for certain jobs for centuries and so any dog you meet you can see certain breeds in it - 80 to 90% of cats are simply descended from wild cats and have bred amongst themselves without ever having been selectively bred by humans. Occasionally a purebred cat will escape and add its genes to the local population so it does happen, but most kittens that are born are members of the domestic cat species with no breed in them.

And yes the proper name for his colour is cream tabby, there is no cat colour which is called buff. Very beautiful colour
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
I love the cream tabby colour! Many cats from eastern Europe have that longer leaner face and body - they are closer to the Egyptian cats that were the first ever to be domesticated and were revered as gods. My Bosnian cats are quite different in type to the Western European shape of Biscotte, Bonaparte and Cinders. They are also more vocal. So you never know - a cat that has those traits may simply be remembering that one of its ancestors used to be a God!
I know when you first got Persil and posted pictures I was intrigued with her unusual and beautiful face, particularly her eyes.

Sorry for the hi-jack - just got overcome with a Persil moment.
post #12 of 13
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I agree with GK about that too, Raven has more of an Ori/Siam set to her ears and the shape of her face
Raven is also very lean, slender, long legged. She is very quiet though I wonder about her because oriental type cats are rare around here, I live in a place where cats are not usually "purchased" and farm cats prevail (and Raven came from a farm, from a litter of tabbies, she was the only black. I wish I could see her siblings now (she had 3) and see if they were so angular and lean.
post #13 of 13
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raven looks like a bombay
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